Monroe launches Australian made heavy duty trailer shocks

In another strong commitment to Australian manufacturing, Monroe Australia – a world leader in ride performance – is launching its heavy duty trailer shock absorber range to be manufactured at its Adelaide plant.

Bucking the trend against local manufacturing, Monroe has re-tooled its plant and re-skilled its enthusiastic workforce to ensure that premium quality Australian made heavy duty ride performance products are designed, manufactured and rigorously tested locally to assure they meet the demanding requirements of the local heavy duty trailer industry.

Monroe Australia has made this important local manufacturing decision to ensure that its range of heavy duty trailer ride performance products exceed all of the toughest requirements of this most challenging environment. This includes the sourcing of premium quality Australian materials to meet Monroe’s heavy duty customers’ requirements for optimum reliable performance and longer life.

The rationale behind this Monroe Australia initiative included supporting the company’s loyal and highly experienced Adelaide plant workforce, further developing the plant’s manufacturing capabilities and to provide new local employment opportunities.

The Australian manufactured Monroe heavy duty trailer part number range includes:

  • BPW short, front mount, inclined – Monroe Part number F5004
  • BPW long, rear mount, vertical – Monroe Part number F5002
  • Krueger ML300-OS/US, HD350-OS/US Monroe Part number F5015
  • Hendrickson AA, HT, INTRAAX – Monroe Part Number F5491
  • Hendrickson AAL230 – Monroe Part Number F5490

The quality that is synonymous with all Monroe ride performance products is assured with this locally designed and manufactured heavy duty trailer range. All ride performance products in the range are made using the latest IS09001 Quality System manufacturing processes and to ISO140001 environmental standards, along with design validation testing in compliance with the latest ISO9001-2015 standards.

Monroe’s local manufacturing also delivers major design and performance advantages for all products included in the Monroe Magnum heavy duty trailer range. All reserve and pressure tubes are made from Monroe Australia’s own tube mill with locally sourced material, producing high frequency welded tube at speeds in excess of 100 metres per minute.

“Local manufacturing ensures we have the right design and quality to meet the demands of the local environment, which are some of the harshest conditions in the world”, says Monroe Australia Plant Manager, Pat Larobina.

Custom designed rebound and compression valving assemblies and mirror finished hardened inner tubes are some of the unique manufacturing advantages of this Aussie made heavy duty trailer range.

Each Monroe Magnum heavy duty trailer shock absorber is also 100 per cent damping force performance tested to ensure that they optimised for their specific trailer application.

“Australian manufacturing of our heavy duty trailer Monroe Magnum shock absorber range has been met with exceptionally positive feedback from truck drivers, mechanics and distributors in the commercial Industry, the majority of which have a strong footprint across this country and in New Zealand,” according to Monroe Commercial National Sales Manager, Chad Torok. “Our commitment to local manufacturing is also seen as a firm assurance to deliver high quality trailer suspension components that are specifically fit for purpose in meeting our unique Australian heavy duty transport conditions.”