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MOOG began in the USA in 1919 and was introduced to the European market in 2001 to much acclaim. Today MOOG is a trusted brand of steering and suspension parts recognized internationally for high quality chassis parts.

2017 marks the launch of MOOG China bringing on a new high standard of quality, technologies  and warranty in a new class of program for China.

MOOG®: Quality Guaranteed

Thanks to our rigorous development and testing procedures, we are very confident about the quality of our products. That’s why every MOOG® Steering and Suspension part is backed-up by a market leading 3 year/100,000km warranty. It’s our guarantee for your peace of mind.

MOOG is also number 1 in covering the vehicle parc in Europe and the United States and we look to do the same throughout Asia Pacific.


our history

Global Success Story


2017 MOOG Launches into China and Asia Pacific

MOOG launches in China and Asia Pacific bringing on a new high standard of quality, technoledgies  and warranty in a new class of MOOG Chassis parts.


Official Steering & Suspension of NASCAR

As MOOG celebrates its 50th year in NASCAR, the racing organization mandates the use of MOOG ball joints and tie rod ends on every Sprint Cup race car, making MOOG the Official Steering & Suspension of NASCAR. 


Record-breaking coverage expansion in Europe

MOOG completes a record-breaking expansion of application coverage, with 835 new part numbers – including nearly 600 additional control arms and assemblies, and 47 wheel hub assemblies. 


Exciting innovations

MOOG announces two new parts: A sway bar link with an easy-to-thread barrel lock nut makes a difficult task easier. A patent-pending vertical control arm bushing utilizes a ball-and-socket design to prevent failure. 


Championship streak extended to 47

MOOG extends its Sprint Cup winning streak to 47 as Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge clinch the title. The Penske Racing-owned team finishes the year with five wins, 13 Top-5 and 23 Top-10 finishes. 


Stewart wins, MOOG broadens offering

Tony Stewart delivers a relentless performance in the final race to cap the greatest comeback in Chase history and win MOOG’s 46th Cup. The brand broadens its product offering with Asia-Spec™ and Euro-Spec components.


Johnson wins 5th straight, new parts introduced

Jimmie Johnson makes history yet again, winning his fifth straight title, and doing it on MOOG parts. The brand introduces hundreds of new part numbers, and launches the “Totally MOOG” technician rewards program.


Johnson’s 4th championship is MOOG’s 44th

Riding on MOOG parts, Jimmie Johnson wins an unprecedented fourth straight NASCAR championship. It is the 44th straight championship for a MOOG-equipped vehicle.


MOOG rebounds to high fill rates following fire

A fire at the MOOG distribution center in Smithville, Tennessee, destroys the facility and the MOOG inventory it housed. But the brand steps up its production and is able to return to its standard fill rate within weeks.


M2 Technology introduced

MOOG introduces “M2 Technology” chassis parts designed to improve steering response by allowing smoother operation through a component’s full range of motion. 


Federal-Mogul buys MOOG Automotive

Federal-Mogul Corporation purchases MOOG Automotive from Cooper Industries. 


Hubert Moog passes away

Hubert Moog, son of co-founder H.P. Moog, passes away on July 13. Earlier in the year, he’d been informed of his forthcoming induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame.


Training center opens

The MOOG steering and suspension training center – the first in the industry – opens to provide a high-tech facility for training salesmen and customers alike. Over 17,000 people, most of them customers, pass through.


Golden anniversary

MOOG celebrates its 50th year in business. The “Zeromatic” ball joint is introduced. It is a major step forward in design. A state-of-the-art wear simulator is installed in the MOOG test laboratories. 


Birth of the MOOG “gusher” bearing

The MOOG “gusher” bearing is introduced, providing a new means of reducing friction in ball joints without compromising strength. Glenn “Fireball” Roberts becomes the first racer to put a MOOG decal on his car.


MOOG uses slowdown to improve quality

The company’s fortunes are impacted as demand for replacement parts falls off due to more people purchasing new cars instead of repairing older ones. MOOG uses the time to focus on continued product quality improvements.


Shift to front-end parts, origin of Problem Solver

H.P. and Alva decide to manufacture front-end parts, starting with parts for the new knee-action GM suspension. Their superior parts, now branded “MOOG,” lay the groundwork for MOOG’s eventual “Problem Solver” status.


“Electrically heat treated spring”

St. Louis Spring buys and installs an advanced electrically fired draw furnace, which delivers a more consistently tempered spring. This begins the long Moog heritage of forward-looking technology and quality.


Moogs purchase Jenkins-Vulcan

The brothers purchase the St. Louis branch of the Jenkins-Vulcan Spring Company. Jenkins-Vulcan makes and distributes automotive leaf springs mostly for Ford Model T cars and trucks.


Prohibition forces brothers to seek new venture

Brothers Hubert Prater (H.P.) Moog and Shulman Alva Moog find themselves without jobs when a new prohibition law forces the closing of their father’s wholesale whisky business in Florida.