Brand Leading Aftermarket Competitors in Providing Everything Shops Need to Complete the Job


Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 1, 2011 – Tenneco Inc.’s (NYSE: TEN) Monroe Brakes® brand helped revolutionize the brake repair industry in 2005 when it launched a broad line of ultra-premium technology ceramic and semi-metallic brake pads packaged with all of the noise reduction components, installation hardware and other items needed to complete the job. This Total Solution™ approach helps shops perform more brake repairs and eliminate comebacks related to re-use of worn parts.


Nearly seven years later, the Monroe Brakes line still leads other aftermarket brake brands in the number of pad sets offered with these important value-added components.


Tenneco’s Monroe Brakes brand is an aftermarket leader in offering ultra-premium, “fully loaded” brake pads sold at a highly competitive, standard premium price.


“We’re proud of the fact that the industry has followed our lead in adding these important parts to their pad sets, but we have continued to build on our advantage by introducing dozens of new sets with hardware kits each year,” said Tom Connelly, channel manager, brakes, Tenneco.


Monroe Ceramics® genuine ceramic formula brake pads and Monroe Dynamics® semi-metallic pads are packaged complete with noise-elimination hardware, wire wear sensors and sensory locking plates as required by the application, as well as premium assembly lube. This approach helps save technicians and shop owners valuable time that would otherwise be spent searching for related parts needed to complete the job. It also helps ensure a high-quality repair.


“Every wasted second costs an installer money,” Connelly said. “Our customers tell us that our ultra-premium friction formulations and pad designs are helping them eliminate comebacks and our Total Solution packaging approach helps them perform complete repairs more efficiently. That’s a great combination in this very competitive service category.”


The Monroe Brakes product line includes OE-style friction formulations and designs as well as ceramic and semi-metallic alternatives for many applications.


For more information about the Monroe Brakes product line, please visit Tenneco’s AAPEX exhibit (No. 1626), contact your automotive parts and/or service provider or visit


Tenneco is a $5.9 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois, and approximately 22,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of emission control and ride control products and systems for the automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco markets its products principally under the Monroe®, Walker®, Gillet™ and Clevite® Elastomer brand names.



Drew Shippy

Pinnacle Communication Group, Inc.

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