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TRW Commercial Steering Signs Long Term Agreement With Daimler Trucks North America


HANOVER, GERMANY -- Sept. 23, 2014: TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. , has announced that it has signed a seven year long term agreement (LTA) with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) to be the standard steering system supplier across the DTNA lineup. TRW will supply Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Bus, and Freightliner Custom Chassis brands with steering gears, pitman arms, linkages, columns and pumps.

Andreas Weller, vice president and general manager, TRW Commercial Steering Systems commented: "We are delighted to have been awarded standard position across the DTNA lineup and look forward to continuing our steering partnership with Daimler. We have an excellent working relationship and have been supplying steering systems and engineering expertise to DTNA for many years and are very pleased to have solidified our partnership with this agreement.

"As the only full system steering supplier in North America, TRW is uniquely positioned to meet the complex needs across the DTNA's portfolio. Furthermore, our manufacturing locations in the US and Mexico are ideally located to efficiently serve DTNA assembly plants.

"With over 100 years of experience with commercial vehicle systems, TRW is the brand of choice of fleets in North America, making TRW an ideal fit as the standard DTNA steering system supplier."