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IT’S A CELEBRATION 100 YEARS IN THE MAKING!

Monroe is observing its 100th anniversary with a yearlong, worldwide celebration, and you’re invited.

We think you’ll agree, the company looks great as it turns 100 and looks back on all that has changed in the last century. We have seen advancements in travel and technology, communication and entertainment. But through it all, Monroe’s commitment to quality parts, superior service and cutting-edge technology has remained the pinnacle of excellence with the products it manufactures remaining ahead of the curve.

Join us for this amazing yearlong celebration, commemorating 100 years of Monroe with stories, videos, contests and more. What’s best, the promotions, events, games and gifts are all for you!

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History

BRISK BLAST FOUNDED

August F. Meyer, a young mechanic and entrepreneur with two acres of prime downtown land and a $500 ...
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PARTNERSHIP FORMED

Charles S. McIntyre Sr., a local Dodge dealer, becomes Meyer’s partner and vice president. He knew...
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SINGLE-BARREL TIRE PUMP

Brisk Blast perfects first self-oiled, single-barrel tire pump. Sales climb to over two million per ...
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MONROE® SHOCK ELIMINATOR INTRODUCED

Monroe applies the technology of the single-barrel tire pump to a new purpose – smoothing the ride...
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NAME CHANGE

Reflecting a wider area of interest, the company’s name is shortened to its present form....
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INVENTION OF THE DOUBLE-ACTION SHOCK

J. M. Nickelsen, an independent-minded professor who shuttled between the University of Michigan eng...
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RESEARCH REVOLUTIONIZES THE INDUSTRY

The first successful direct-acting shock absorber is created, the forerunner of virtually every desi...
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ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT

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

The first successful venture outside of the shock absorber market became a reality with the sway bar...
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INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT STYLE

Brouwer D., William D. and Charles S. Jr., sons of Charles S. McIntyre Sr., assume ownership and man...
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FIRST SHOCK ABSORBER FOR RAILROAD PASSENGER CARS

The forerunner of the heavy-duty series is introduced....
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SHOCK ABSORBERS FOR THE MILITARY

Production also included 20 mm projectiles and quantities of tank seats, tire pumps and hydraulic va...
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THE MONRO-MATIC® YELLOW BARREL (1950's)

Service stations feature the famous Yellow Barrels throughout the decade....
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MONRO-MATIC®

The Monro-Matic® becomes the best known shock absorber in the world. It remains the standard of the...
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INDY WINNERS (1953-1957)

Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 on Monroe® shocks. In the next 23 years, Monroe-equiped cars w...
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EXPANSION

A major product facility opens in Hartwell, Georgia. FIRST NATIONAL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN Realizi...
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REAR LOAD-LEVELER

After many years of research, the company introduced the first rear load-leveler stabilizing unit....
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SUPER 500

On the heels of the Indianapolis 500 wins, shock absorbers for heavy duty and high performance appli...
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NEW PLANT

Amstrong Hydraulics started manufacturing and supplying shock absorbers in South Africa. NEW PLAN...
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INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

Monroe goes international by opening its first European manufacturing facility at St. Truiden, Belg...
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EXPANSION

The third domestic plant opens in Paragould, Arkansas....
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EXPANSION

Monroe enters the Spanish market. EXPANSION Monroe arrives in Brazil and starts a history of inn...
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EXPANSION

Opening of the first wholly-owned subsidiary in Canada....
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MONROE BECOMES PART OF TENNECO, INC.

Tenneco’s many diversified and multinational resources allow for new opportunities on a global sca...
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EXPANSION

Monroe arrives in Australia with the acquisition of WH Wylie Company, which is then renamed Monroe® A...
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EXPANSION

Monroe gains increased visibility in Europe with the acquisition of the suspension division of Amstr...
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ACQUISITION OF RANCHO INDUSTRIES

Expansion follows as the company purchases Rancho Industries, Inc. a leading supplier of high perfor...
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EXPANSION

Beijing Monroe® Shock Absorbers Co Ltd. Was established in November 1995, located in Beijing downtown....
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EXPANSION

Monroe acquires Fric Rot leading brand shock absorbers in Argentina....
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Tenneco

In September 2006 changed company name to Tenneco (Beijing) Ride Control System Co Ltd....
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EXPANSION

Merger of stand alone entities in India into Tenneco Automotive India Pvt Ltd  effective from Apri...
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EXPANSION

Chennai, India manufacturing Facility


EXPANSION
Amata Nakorn, Chonburi, Thailand...
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NEW PLANT & INNOVATION CENTER

Opening of OE plant and innovation centre in Ermua Spain....
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EXPANSION

Chakan, India Manufacturing Facility....
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EXPANSION

Sanand, India Manufacturing Facility.


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Tenneco (Suzhou, China) Ride Control Co. Ltd has...
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NEW PLANT

Opening of AM plant G+ Gliwice...
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MONROE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

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Estimate of shock absorbers produced
since the 1st of January 2016. *

Trend: 100.000.000 !

Audi – A1 – A4 – A5 – A6 – A6L – A7 – Q3 – Q5 – BAIC Motor – Cherokee – Shenbao D50 – Shenbao – D60 – Shenbao D70 – BMW – 1-series – 3-series – X3 – Buick – Lacrosse – Park Avenue – Regal – Cadillac – ATS-L – XTS – Chery – Tiggo – Chevrolet – Apache – Chevy – Enjoy – Malibu – Sail – Sail-Uva – Spark – 400 – Chrysler – Grand Cherokee – Grand Voyager – Valiant 4 – Citroën – 12V – 13V – Ami 8 – Elysee – Fukang – Dacia – Duster – Logan – Logan Pick Up – Logan Step Away – Logan SUV – Logan Wagon – MCV – Sandero – Datsun – Go – Fiat – 125 – 128 – 133 – 600 – Duna – Fiorino – Regata – Uno – Ford – B-MAX – C-MAX – Classic – Ecosport – Escort – Fairlane – Falcon – Fiësta – Fiësta Connect – Figo – Focus – Focus RS – Galaxy – Kuga – Mondeo – Orion – Ranger – S-MAX – Sierra – Territory – Transit – Transit Connect – Holden – Commodore – Hyundai – ix25 – Infinity – G Coupé – Isuzu – KB – Land Rover – Defender – Freelander – Mahindra – Maximo – Scorpio – Scorpio – Xylo – Xylo Pick Up – Mazda – 2 – 3 – 5 – Bongo Friendee – Mercedes-Benz – Actros – C-Class – CLS – CLS AMG – E-Class – E-Class AMG – E-Class Coupé – SLK – SLK AMG – Sprinter – Unimog – Nissan – Almera – Atleon – Bluebird – Cabstar – Evalia – Micra – Navara – Note – NV200 – Pathfinder – Pulsar – Qashqai – Sunny – Terrano – X-Trail – OPEL – Agila – Astra – Corsa – Insignia – Peugeot – 307 – 404 – 504 – 505 – 508 – Renault – 9 – 11 – 12 – 18 – 19 – Clio – Clio LAC – Espace – Express – Fuego – Grand Scenic – Kangoo – Megane – Scenic – Symbol – Torino – Traffic – Roewe – 950 – Seat – Alhambra – Altea – Exeo – Ibiza – Leon – Toledo – Skoda – Fabia – Octavia – Roomster – Superb – Yeti – Suzuki – Ciaz – Ertiga – Gypsy – Omni – Ritz – Swift – Swift Dzire – Swift Sport – TATA – Indica – Indigo CS – Manza – Vista – Zest – Toyota – Camry – Conquest – Corolla – Etios – HiAce Minibus – Hilux – Hilux LCV – Liva – Vauxhall – Agila – Astra – Corsa – Insignia – Volvo – S40 – S60 – S80 – V40 – V40CC – V60 – V70 – XC60 – XC70 – XC90 – VW – Amarok – Bora Sportline – Caddy – Carat – Eos – Golf – LT3/Crafter – Passat – Passat CC – Pointer – Polo – Polo GTI – Sagita – Scirocco – Sharan – T5 – Tiguan – Touran – UP **

* This counter has a purely indicative and illustrative purpose and should not constitute a precise quantitative information. The figure displayed is an estimation obtained by an algorithm, based on the number of shock absorbers produced by Tenneco on the past 3 years by Original Equipment and Aftermarket departments worldwide.

** 2013 List

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