Profile: Tenneco Inc (TEN.N)
7 Mar 2014
Tenneco Inc. (Tenneco), incorporated on August 26,1996, is a producer of emission control and ride control products and systems for light, commercial and specialty vehicle applications. The Company serves both original equipment vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) and the repair and replacement markets, or aftermarket, worldwide.
The vehicle parts industry is generally separated into two categories: original equipment (OE) in which parts are sold directly for use by OEMs and commercial vehicle engine manufacturers; and aftermarket in which replacement parts are sold in varying quantities to wholesalers, retailers and installers. In the OE category, parts suppliers are generally divided into tiers Tier 1 suppliers that provide their products directly to OEMs, and Tier 2 or Tier 3 suppliers that sell their products principally to other suppliers for combination into the other suppliers' own product offerings.
Emission Control Systems
The Company designs , manufacture and distribute a variety of products and systems designed to reduces pollution and optimize engine performance, acoustic tuning and weight, including Catalytic converters and diesel oxidation catalysts, includes devices consisting of a substrate coated with precious metals enclosed in a steel casing used to reduce harmful gaseous emissions such as carbon monoxide; Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs), includes devices to capture and regenerate particulate matter emitted from diesel engines; Burner systems, includes devices which actively combust fuel and air inside the exhaust system to create extra heat for DPF regeneration, or to improve the efficiency of SCR systems; Lean NOx traps, includes devices which reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel powertrains using capture and store technology; Hydrocarbon vaporizers and injectors, includes devices to add fuel to a diesel exhaust system in order to regenerate diesel particulate filters or Lean NOx traps, and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems, includes devices which reduce NOx emissions from diesel powertrains using injected reductants ,such as Verband der Automobil Industrie e.V. (AdBlue) or Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).
The Company offers Alternative NOx reduction technologies, includes devices which reduce NOx emissions from diesel powertrains, by using alternative reductants such as diesel fuel, E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline), or solid forms of ammonia; Mufflers and resonators, includes devices to provide noise elimination and acoustic tuning; Fabricated Exhaust manifolds, includes components that collect gases from individual cylinders of a vehicle's engine and direct them into a single exhaust pipe; fabricated manifolds can form the core of an emissions module that includes an integrated catalytic converter (maniverter) and/or turbocharger; Pipes, includes utilized to connect various parts of both the hot and cold ends of an exhaust system; Hydroformed assemblies, includes forms in various geometric shapes, such as Y-pipes or T-pipes, which provides optimization in both design and installation as compared to conventional pipes; Hangers and isolators, which is used for system installation and elimination of noise and vibration, and for the improvement of useful life, and Aftertreatment control units , includes computerized electronic devices that utilize embedded software to regulate the performance of active aftertreatment systems, including the control of sensors, injectors, vaporizers, pumps, heaters, valves, actuators, wiring harnesses, relays and other mechatronic components.
The Company supplies its emission control offerings to 28 light vehicle manufacturers for use on over 220 light vehicle models, including eight of the top 10 passenger car models produced in Europe and seven of the top 10 light truck models produced in North America for the year ended December 31, 2012. The Company also supply emission control products to 19 manufacturers of commercial vehicles and engines, and specialty vehicles including Harley-Davidson, BMW Motorcycle, Daimler Trucks, Navistar, Caterpillar, John Deere, Deutz and Weichai Power. In the aftermarket, the Company manufactures , market and distributes replacement mufflers for virtually all North American, European, and Asian light vehicle models under brand names including Quiet-Flow and Tru-Fit in addition to offering a variety of other related products such as pipes and catalytic converters (Walker Perfection). The Company also serves the specialty exhaust aftermarket with offerings that include Mega-Flow exhaust products for heavy-duty vehicle applications and DynoMax high performance exhaust products. The Company continues to emphasize product-value differentiation with other aftermarket brands,such as Walker, Thrush and Fonos .
Ride Control Systems
The Company designs, manufactures and distributes a variety of rides control products and systems, including Shock absorbers , includes a broad range of mechanical shock absorbers and related components for light- and heavy-duty vehicles, including twin-tube and monotube shock absorbers; Struts, includes a complete line of struts and strut assemblies for light vehicles; Vibration control components (Clevite Elastomers, Axios), generally includes rubber-to-metal bushings and mountings to reduce vibration between metal parts of a vehicle, which offers a broad range of suspension arms, rods and links for light- and heavy-duty vehicles; Kinetic suspension technology , includes a suite of roll-control and nearly equal wheel-loading systems ranging from simple mechanical systems to complex hydraulic systems featuring and patented technology; Advanced suspension systems , which includes Shock absorbers and suspension systems that electronically adjust a vehicle's performance based on inputs, such as steering and braking, and offers other ride control products, such as load assist products, springs, steering stabilizers, adjustable suspension systems, suspension kits and modular assemblies.
The Company supplies its ride control offerings to 21 light vehicle manufacturers for use on over 155 light vehicle models, including eight of the top 10 passenger car models produced in Europe and eight of the top 10 light truck models produced in North America for 2012. The Company also supply ride control products and systems to over 40 commercial and specialty vehicle manufacturers including Volvo Truck, Scania, Navistar, Daimler Trucks and PACCAR.In the ride control aftermarket, the Company manufactures , market and distributes replacement shock absorbers for virtually all North American, European and Asian light vehicle models under several brand names including Gas-Matic, Sensa-Trac, Monroe Reflex and Monroe AdventureTM, Quick-Strut, as well as Clevite Elastomers for elastomeric vibration control components. The Company also sells ride control offerings for the heavy-duty, off-road and specialty aftermarket, such as its Gas-Magnum shock absorbers for the North American heavy-duty category and Marzocchi front forks for two-wheelers.
500 North Field Drive
LAKE FOREST IL 60045