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Federal-Mogul Motorparts to Showcase Expanded and Enhanced Range of MOOG® Premium Control Arms at AAPEX

Expanded Product Line Includes Upgrades Such as Premium Ball Joints, Bushings, and Enhanced Metallurgy

Southfield, Mich., Oct. 29, 2018…MOOG®, the industry-leading steering and suspension brand of Federal-Mogul Motorparts, has expanded its line of MOOG premium control arms with improved metallurgy and other enhancements designed to increase strength and durability. The company will showcase the expanded range of products at its booth (#3217) at the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.

MOOG premium control arms are manufactured from high-strength steel or alloys and are engineered to ensure OE-level fit, easy installation and long-lasting performance. These control arms feature service life-increasing enhancements such as MOOG Problem Solver® premium ball joints and include patented MOOG vertical control arm bushings, where applicable.  Other noticeable characteristics of these products are MOOG branding, date codes and part numbers for ease of identification.

“MOOG continues to upgrade its range of premium steering and suspension products for the aftermarket, improving upon our designs and developing new, innovative solutions that enhance performance, durability and overall customer value,” said Kevin Kolath, Director, Product and Business Development, Steering and Suspension, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.  “Our expanded range of premium control arms are designed to ensure the long-lasting performance that MOOG customers have come to expect, and at the best absolute value for our customers and consumers.”

MOOG premium control arms include a premium Problem Solver ball joint to help ensure exceptional lubrication and, in some cases, an integral dust boot with a grease-relief valve that allows for the flushing of dirt and other contaminants, along with a patented Gusher Bearing that lets grease easily flow through the bearing surface for reduced friction and improved durability. Other features include an improved forged housing and a hardened stud with grease grooves.

Many new MOOG premium control arms also feature patented MOOG vertical control arm bushings designed to eliminate constant rubber expansion and compression that can result in premature failure of the control arm. MOOG bushings are engineered to reduce suspension noise while also resisting splitting, discoloration and cracking as they age.

MOOG Premium Control Arms are manufactured exclusively at three Federal-Mogul Motorparts facilities, including the company’s expanded plant in Boaz, Ala., which produces more than 1 million control arms each year.

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About Tenneco  

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for diversified markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway equipment and the aftermarket, with 2017 revenues of $9.3 billion and approximately 32,000 employees worldwide.  

On October 1, 2018, Tenneco completed the acquisition of Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with nearly 55,000 employees globally and 2017 revenues of $7.8 billion.  Additionally, the company expects to separate its businesses to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, in late 2019.

About the Future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company

Following the separation, the aftermarket and ride performance company will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE ride performance and braking companies.  The aftermarket and ride performance company’s principal product brands will feature Monroe®, Walker®, Clevite® Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®, Wagner®, Champion® and others. The Aftermarket and Ride Performance company would have 2017 pro-forma revenues of $6.4 billion, with 57% of those revenues from aftermarket and 43% from original equipment customers.

About the Future Powertrain Technology Company

Following the separation, the powertrain technology company will be one of the world’s largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains. The powertrain technology company would have 2017 pro-forma revenues of $10.7 billion, serving light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway and industrial markets.

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