Tenneco to supply bushings for Daimler Trucks from Reynosa facility
Tenneco Inc. announced today a deal to supply Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) with Clevite Controlled Torque spring eye bushings for new Freightliner Cascadia Class 8 tractors. The components are manufactured at Tenneco’s facility in Reynosa, Tamaulipas. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tenneco’s patented Controlled Torque bushings feature high conical stiffness and low torsional breakaway designed to provide OE manufacturers the freedom to assemble vehicle suspension systems at any preferred position – not just at vehicle ride height.
In addition to providing greater assembly flexibility, it offers improved durability and performance over conventional options, as well as a lower-cost alternative to spring eye bearings in a relatively small package.
Previously, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) were limited to choosing between steel-threaded pivots that require maintenance and provide limited reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) reduction or conventional elastomer bushings that sacrifice conical stiffness and torsional articulation.
Available for use for spring eye bushing applications since 2015, the Controlled Torque bushing eliminates the need for compromise by offering the superior durability of a pivot and the on-road performance of an elastomer bushing.
Controlled Torque bushings are designed and engineered at Tenneco’s Clevite Elastomers plant in Milan, Ohio. Tenneco operates four manufacturing facilities in Mexico located in Celaya, Reynosa, Aguascalientes and Puebla.