Press Release

Gabriel shocks deliver improved corrosion resistance, reduced misting for reduced downtime and extended service life in heavy-duty vehicles

Farmington Hills, Mich. – Gabriel® (Ride Control, LLC), the inventor and industry leader in automotive ride control technology, announces that SAF-HOLLAND, a global manufacturer of trailer and truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear and coupling products, will include Gabriel’s heavy-duty shock products, the FleetLine® and GasSLX® product lines, in its Gold Line Quality PartsTM brand offering.

The Gold Line offering will expand the products SAF-HOLLAND supplies to the aftermarket in order to further enhance and serve aftermarket customers, SAF-HOLLAND says. Gold Line Quality Parts brand products are high-quality parts that are held at or above industry standards for cost-sensitive North American vehicles in their second life.

“Gold Line Quality Parts brand will allow us to offer an expanded portfolio of quality replacement part options that are readily available, and more economical than ever before,” said Carl Mesker, Vice President of SAF-HOLLAND’s Aftermarket Business Unit.

With Gold Line, SAF-HOLLAND says it is able to offer an expanded parts line with current and new supplier partnerships, as well as the company’s global knowledge of heavy-duty parts. Currently, Gold Line Quality Parts brand offers landing gear accessories, brake chambers, tapered wheel bearings, kingpin lock, air springs and grease, as well as the entire Gabriel shock and TSE brake chamber lines. Within the next year, Gold Line will expand brake and wheel-end offerings.

FleetLine shocks are designed as a direct replacement for commercial OE shocks, and are built to meet or exceed OE specifications and quality standards. They feature valving rates that compensate for initial truck suspension softening to deliver top performance, as well as a pre-loaded piston ring that compensates for wear.

The Gabriel GasSLX is a premium adjustable gas shock for long-life commercial vehicles that delivers customizable comfort and control in a high-performance, durable product. The GasSLX’s gas cell design creates a physical barrier between gas and the high-temperature fluid to allow it to adapt to diverse road conditions and payloads without fade or reduced damping.

The recently updated FleetLine and GasSLX products feature an improved anti-corrosion coating and a drastically improved misting reduction seal, thereby reducing maintenance downtime and extending service life. Visit www.gabriel.com for more information about these industry-leading heavy duty ride control products.

About Ride Control, LLC

Ride Control, LLC operates in both the aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer (commercial, industrial and recreational vehicle) segments under the brand names Gabriel® (U.S. and Canada) and GRC® (Mexico). The company offered the world’s first automotive shock absorber, “The Snubber,” in 1907, and continues to be a leader in the design, engineering, development and production of ride control technology in North America today.

Ride Control, LLC has approximately 1,500 employees in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The company maintains engineering, design, manufacturing, warehouse, sales and management offices throughout North America including Farmington Hills, Michigan; Chickasha, Oklahoma; Brentwood, Tennessee; and Queretaro, Mexico. For additional information, please visit www.gabriel.com.

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