Mack suspension system wins 2013 Swedish Steel Prize

Mack Trucks' new suspension system has taken out the 2013 Swedish Steel Prize at a ceremony recently held in Stockholm, Sweden. The award, created by Swedish steel expert, SSAB, recognises the innovative use of its steel products for various applications.

“Mack Trucks has laid the foundation for a pioneering improvement of a long-established feature of heavy goods vehicles,” said Melker Jernberg, Chair of the jury, and Head of the EMEA business area within SSAB.

“Mack Trucks demonstrates how innovative and skilled development can help us to take advantage of high-strength steel to make stronger, lighter, and more sustainable products, which is one aspect of what the prize is intended for.”

According to Mack, the suspension system offers improved handling and reduces tyre wear by up to 25 per cent. The new suspension also results in safer vehicles and increased driver comfort.

Among the runners-up included Queensland-based trailer specialist, Tuff Trailers, along with Condeco Technologies AG from Switzerland, and Pesa Bydgoszcz S.A. from Poland.

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