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Monroe. trusted by leading manufacturers.
since 1933
 

6 million shock absorbers

That's the amount of shock absorbers produced each month globally on average, for both Original Equipment Manufacturers and the Aftermarket.

1/4 new passenger vehicles

That's the amount of Original Equipment cars fitted with Monroe shock absorbers.

500 million kilometers

That's the amount of kilometers driven on Monroe shock absorbers each day, worldwide.

 

 

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monroe. since 1916.

 

Monroe is one of the global automotive industry's best known and most trusted brands, delivering innovative original equipment and replacement ride control solutions - including shock absorbers, struts, and steering and suspension components - to several generations of professional technicians and vehicle owners. This heritage, with more than 100 years of delivering leading-edge products for passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, buses, vans, severe service applications and commercial vehicles, has made Monroe a leading brand among vehicle manufacturers, service professionals and consumers worldwide.

Monroe helps bring innovative solutions to the aftermarket as each new generation of original equipment ride control technology will eventually become an aftermarket service opportunity. As a premier supplier of OE ride control products to vehicle and equipment manufacturers worldwide, we've helped establish a standard of excellence for product reliability, endurance and ride and handling performance. Our global OE leadership is more than a quality advantage – it also helps ensure quality replacement products are available for virtually every popular vehicle model, at every stage of its service life.

Monroe also means choices, offering premium-level ride control solutions engineered and manufactured to help restore or exceed each vehicle’s “like new” ride and handling characteristics; mid-level technologies for outstanding performance, reliability and value; and quality products that offer reliable, economical performance on older vehicles.

Every member of the Monroe team understands that the last thing a shop owner or technician wants is a customer comeback related to ride and handling performance. Our full line of aftermarket ride control products - from the internal valving technologies to springs and top-mount components - are engineered to address each vehicle’s specific ride performance and handling profile to provide safe, comfortable, precise handling and control:

  • Application-specific, OE-style quality and performance
  • Expertise in developing OE-style products addressing each vehicle’s operating requirements, life cycle stage and use case
  • 100% on-vehicle tested and fit-checked to ensure OE-style fit
  • Specific spring technologies based on application

Monroe also is a trusted business partner to vehicle parts providers and their customers, offering industry-leading application coverage, world-class technical training, innovative marketing programs, and a broad portfolio of business-building tools. 
 

100+

Years of Excellence

100%

Fit-Checked & Ride-Tested

1 BILLION+

Global Vehicle Coverage

MOST PREFERRED

Shock & Strut Brand

 

monroe. 100+ years of history.

Driven by innovation and quality since 1916.

OUR FUTURE

innovation

Monroe Intelligent Suspension: the ride of the future

For Monroe Intelligent Suspension, the engine combines ongoing analytics into each of the functional and emotional attributes of a superior driving experience with a clear vision of what's necessary and possible in the years ahead. Latest projects: preventing motion sickness in autonomous vehicles, tyre force vectoring, and so much more.

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NOW

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2018

driv

Monroe becomes a DRiV Brand

After Tenneco acquired Federal-Mogul and Öhlins Racing, DRiV was united into a single Tenneco business division dedicated to Ride Performance and Motorparts. However, the roots of DRiV date back more than a century through the legacy of three great automotive companies – Tenneco, Federal-Mogul and Öhlins Racing.

New product launch

Launch of Monroe Intelligent Suspension RideSense™

Launch of Monroe Intelligent Suspension RideSense at Automechanika in Frankfurt: the Monroe Intelligent Suspension technology for the Aftermarket. 

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2016

New product launch

Launch of Monroe OESpectrum® and Roadmatic by Monroe

Launch of Monroe OESpectrum: the new premium and the replacement product for Monroe Reflex. Monroe also launched Roadmatic by Monroe, an entry level product.

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2015

Gliwice, poland

Opening of G+ plant in Poland

Monroe opens its first Aftermarket focused plant and engineering center in Poland.

 

 

2011

ermua, spain

Opening of Ermua plant in Spain

Monroe opens the Original Equipment plant and innovation centre in Spain.

 

2010

innovation

Monroe Intelligent Suspension

On the Original Equipment side: introduction of Continuously Variable Semi-Active suspension: CVSAe, CVSA2, CVSA2/KINETIC®.

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2008

New product launch

Monroe Maxlift® Gas Springs

Introduction of Monroe Maxlift Gas Springs.

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New product launch

Monroe Suspension Parts

Introduction of Suspension Parts by Monroe.

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2004

New product launch

Monroe Springs

The introduction of Monroe Springs.

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2003

New product launch

Monroe Reflex™

The introduction of Monroe Reflex. Reflex by Monroe replaces Sensatrac by Monroe.

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2001

innovation

Monroe Intelligent Suspension

On the Original Equipment side: launch of Semi-active suspension: Continuously Controlled electronic Suspension (CES).

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1990

New product launch

Launch of Monroe Aftermarket brands

The introduction of Monroe aftermarket brands: Monroe Sensatrac, Monroe Adventure, Monroe Van-Magnum, Monroe Magnum and Monroe Spheres.

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1977

tenneco

Monroe becomes a Tenneco Brand

Leader expands its global presence. By becoming a part of Tenneco, Monroe was able to lay its hands on Tenneco´s multi diversified and multinational resources, giving it opportunities on global scale.

 

 

1964

sint-truiden, belgium

Opening of Sint-Truiden plant in Belgium

Monroe opens its first Original Equipment plant and innovation centre in Europe. It's also the first Monroe manufacturing facility out of the United States.

 

 

1957

innovation

Rear Load-Leveler

After many years of research, the company introduced the first rear load-leveler stabilizing unit.

 

1951

innovation

MONRO-MATIC®

The Monro-Matic becomes the best known shock absorber in the world. It remains the standard of the aftermarket industry and the shock used by most American car makers through the 1950’s.

1938

innovation

FIRST SHOCK ABSORBER FOR RAILROAD PASSENGER CARS & THE MILITARY

Monroe introduces the forerunner of the heavy-duty series. In 1941, production also included 20 mm projectiles and quantities of tank seats, tire pumps and hydraulic valves. The company receives five Navy “E” awards.

 

1933

original equipment

Since 1933, trusted OE manufacturer

A major car manufacturer offers Monroe direct-acting shock absorbers as original equipment.

 

1932

innovation

RESEARCH REVOLUTIONIZES THE INDUSTRY

The first successful direct-acting shock absorber is created, the forerunner of virtually every design now in use.

 

 

1926

innovation

MONROE SHOCK ELIMINATOR INTRODUCED

Monroe applies the technology of the single-barrel tire pump to a new purpose – smoothing the ride for America’s drivers.

 

 

1919

foundation

THE MONROE AUTOMOBILE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Brick Blast manufacturing company changes its name to Monroe Automobile Equipment Manufacturing Company. In 1918, Charles S. McIntyre Sr., a local Dodge dealer, becomes Meyer’s partner and vice president. He knew the auto industry and was a fellow visionary.

 

 

1916

foundation

Brisk Blast Founded

August F. Meyer, a young mechanic and entrepreneur with two acres of prime downtown land and a $500 cash bonus from the Chamber of Commerce, establishes the Brisk Blast Manufacturing Company in Monroe, Michigan. He then purchases the assets of a St. Louis, Missouri business that manufactured tire pumps. Under Meyer’s leadership, Brisk Blast becomes a leading producer of tire pumps, producing over 5,000 tire pumps per week.