ArvinMeritor represents the joining of two strong companies and their heritages:

Arvin Industries Inc. established its reputation as a global manufacturer of automotive components and systems. Arvin consistently ranked as a leading manufacturer of automotive exhaust systems; ride and motion control products; air, oil, and fuel filters and gas-charged lift supports. Its products are sold under various trademarks including Arvin, Maremont, Timax, ANSA and ROSI exhaust systems; Gabriel and RydeFX shock absorbers; Purolator filters and StrongArm gas-charged lift supports.

Meritor Automotive Inc. established its reputation as a global automotive supplier of a broad range of components and systems for commercial, specialty and light vehicle OEMs and the aftermarket. The Meritor product line consisted of two businesses: Commercial Vehicle Systems, a leading supplier of complete drivetrain systems and components for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, trailers and off-highway equipment and specialty vehicles, including military, bus and coach, and fire and rescue; and Light Vehicle Systems, a major supplier of roof, door, automotive body, access control and suspension systems, and wheel products for passenger cars, light trucks and sport utility vehicles.