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Innovative Air Damping Technology from Firestone Industrial Products Combines True Body and Axle Control in Single, Lightweight Module

Firestone Air Damping Innovation Award


INDIANAPOLIS (USA) (September 7, 2016)—Building on its history of game
changing innovations in the commercial trucking industry, Firestone Industrial
Products, LLC (FSIP) (Hall 16, Stand C01) will introduce a revolutionary air
damping technology at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, Sept. 22-­29, in
Hanover, Germany.
Engineered with patented technology, Firestone Air Damping is a lighter-­weight
alternative to traditional damping modules that enables true body and axle
control in a single air spring. The result is lower total cost of ownership, increased
fuel economy and payloads, and less maintenance needed over the life of the
“We know a lot is expected of today’s commercial trucking professionals, which is
why we are committed to designing products that work as hard as our customers
do,” said Mary Kay Bryja, division marketing manager, FSIP. “Many other air
damping technologies sacrifice axle control, which can lead to increased wear on
the suspension elements or tires. Our technology is uncompromising, and can
provide a holistic damping solution with much less worry and maintenance.”
The new air damping technology from FSIP dramatically simplifies a commercial
truck’s suspension system by combining spring and hydraulic damping into the
trailer’s suspension air spring. The system is engineered with patented
technology that enables true chassis body and axle control with no additional
moving parts. This ensures optimum maintenance and wear properties on the
truck’s suspension components and tires, regardless of if the trailer is empty or
fully loaded. And because Firestone Air Damping contains no moving parts, it
allows for longer maintenance cycles and is not subject to the same level of
environmental wear as traditional hydraulic damper modules.
This latest technology joins the company’s complete line of air damping
solutions, including Airide™ Integrated Cab Air-­Damping System and Airide
Integrated Primary Air-­Damping System.

About Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC:

Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC, specializes in air spring manufacturing and technology with a history of more than 75 years of research and development on technologically advanced air springs for the global marketplace. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Firestone Industrial Products manufactures air springs and related products for commercial trucks and trailers, cars, sport utility vehicles, light trucks, mini vans, motor homes, buses, agricultural equipment, rail and industrial applications. The company has quality-certified manufacturing/assembly plants and technical centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

Firestone offers a line of Complete Suspension Solutions that includes Ride-Rite™, Sport-Rite™, Coil-Rite™, and Level-Rite™ Air Helper Springs, and Work-Rite™ Load Assist Springs. These products have become synonymous with quality, durability and outstanding customer support. For more information, visit