SUPA QUICK OPTS FOR MONROE: Andrew Antonis (left), Monroe's Southern Africa manager, and Bridgestone's development manager Martin Kieser confirm the exclusive supplier deal. Image: Supplied
Tenneco, maker of Monroe and Rancho shock-absorbers in South Africa, has signed a deal that makes Monroe the exclusive shock-supplier to Bridgestone’s 240 Supa Quick outlets nationwide.
The agreement is for five years during which Monroe point-of-sale material will be prominent at Supa Quick stores.
Monroe’s Philip Lutz said: “We’re delighted and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”
Bridgestone’s Martin Kieser added: “World-leading quality and after-sales service describes the partnership. The benefit to customers in having the best product available at the biggest after-market automotive fitting centre instils a sense of ‘peace of mind’.”
Being part of a global manufacturing company with research centres around the world gives Tenneco South Africa access to some of the most advanced suspension technologies available to the world’s car manufacturers today. Monroe is also one of the largest and most respected aftermarket shock absorber brands in the world.
Lutz again: “Our wide range of suspension products includes shock-absorbers for passenger and commercial vehicles, on and off-road, as well as protection kits, mounting kits, steering dampers and MaxLift and Monroe springs. We have shock applications covering one of the widest ranges of vehicles in SA.
“We also back our products with some of the longest warranties in the trade. Monroe Reflex offers a five-year or 100 000km warranty, Original, Gas-Magnum, Adventure and Rancho have a three-year unlimited distance warranty.”