Sourcing and Purchasing

Our Commitment

Hendrickson is the global leader in commercial vehicle suspensions. We build value by delivering timely, cost-effective and innovative ride solutions to advance the global commercial transportation industry. Choosing the right suppliers is an integral part of our commitment to quality and success.

Purchasing is handled within and across the following divisions:

  • Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems
  • Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems
  • Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems
  • Hendrickson Bumper and Trim Specialty Products
  • Watson & Chalin
  • Hendrickson China
  • Hendrickson Asia Pacific
  • Hendrickson United Kingdom
  • Hendrickson India

Sourcing and Purchasing within a division is managed by Commodity Managers and Buyers. Each division utilizes a different mix of products and materials. Some products are only purchased by a single division while others are procured across several divisions. The major Product Categories that we purchase are shown below.

Products and Materials we buy:

Air Controls

Castings - Ductile

Height Control Valves

Shock Absorbers

Air Springs

Castings - Steel

Hubs

Slack Adjusters

Aluminum Polish

Clad Material

Hub Caps

Spring Steel

Aluminum Sheet

Coil Springs

Hub/Drum Assemblies

Stampings

Axles

Drums

Lubricants

Steel - Bar

Bearings

Drums-Ductile Iron

Machining

Steel - Sheet

Brake Assemblies

Elastomers

Paint - Raw Material

Steel - Tubing

Brake Chambers

Fabrications

Paint/Coating Services

Steel Springs

Castings - ADI

Forgings

Plastic Parts

Tie Rods

Castings - Aluminum

Hardware - Bolts, Nuts, Washers

Seals

U-bolts