History shows that great innovations stand the test of time. Over the years, Monroe has been committed to product quality, customer satisfaction and new product technology. This commitment is a tradition that dates back to the early 1900's when small improvements were done on a simple tire pump.
Global OE Leadership. Today & Tomorrow.
With a network of 14 advanced engineering centers on five continents, Tenneco is at the leading edge of technology for the original equipment market. Tenneco meets the needs of customers -- including Volkswagen, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, Daimler, BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Nissan and Shanghai Automotive (SAIC) -- expertly tuning the ride of any vehicle to the most exacting specifications.
Here's a look at our cutting-edge technology for our ride control products including:
- Shock absorbers and struts
- Suspension systems/modules
- CES - Computerized Electronic Suspension
- Kinetic passive stability systems
- Coil and leaf springs
- Cab shock absorbers
- Seat shock absorbers
- Heavy duty truck & train shocks
- Top mounts
- Corner and full axle modules
Our award-winning Acceleration Sensitive Damping (ASD)
delivers both a soft, comfortable ride and firm vehicle handling. The
technology is a mechanical valve system that instantaneously changes
damping force to adjust vehicle ride to bumps and changes in the road
As a next generation shock absorber, frequency dependent damping
environmentally friendly – it uses no oil. The shock absorber can be
mounted in any position and has a more consistent damping performance
over a wide range of temperatures.
Our Micro-Amplitude Damping (MAD)
technology is a position sensitive
hydraulic circuit designed to eliminate the energy transfer caused by
tire imbalances. This circuit is engineered to directly react to the
displacement of the shock absorber.
Continuously Controlled Electronic Suspension
Tenneco's Continuously Controlled Electronic Suspension (CES)
next generation capabilities in vehicle handling and ride comfort.
CES is a semi-active suspension system that continuously adjusts
damping levels according to road and driving conditions. At the heart
of CES is an advanced valve system, developed with Ohlins Racing. The
valves are integrated with an electronic controller and chassis
sensors and work together to deliver the most advanced damping
CES was first commercialized on the 2003 Volvo S60R and V70R
performance vehicles, offering sport car handling with luxury sedan
Kinetic™ Suspension Systems
Kinetic suspension systems use technology that improves vehicle
stability, handling and ride comfort and helps reduce the risk of
The Kinetic suspension technology can be adapted to the CVS market.
This cost-effective passive system enhances vehicle stability by
reducing vehicle roll while maintaining a comfortable ride.
Integrated Kinetic™ H2 CES system
This technology combines the passive Kinetic™ H2 system with CES damper
valves to provide continuously controlled damping and high roll
stiffness with reduced articulation stiffness.
Designed for sports cars and high-end SUVs, this intelligent system
allows for both comfort and handling, as well as offers all the
advantages of a semi-active suspension.