In 1971 Chalmers Suspensions International Inc. identified the need for a superior suspension system designed to suit the ever changing needs of the Transportation Industry. Since its inception, Chalmers has successfully established itself as a company with an excellent product line designed to meet the industry needs for a unique suspension system with characteristics designed to provide excellent performance and value. Over the past forty years, Chalmers has experienced outstanding growth in the truck and trailer markets in North America. Chalmers primary success was experienced in the penetration and growth for many applications in the trailer market. However, the many positive features, advantages and benefits of the Chalmers suspensions were soon realized and the truck suspension market began to demand the need for a superior suspension for truck applications. Chalmers positive reputation for its suspensions is based on its many advantages and features such as:
- High stability
- Excellent articulation
- Smooth ride
- Full equalization
- Minimum maintenance
These features allowed excellent penetration into major OEM truck manufacturers including Daimler, Paccar, Kenworth, and Peterbilt, Volvo, Navistar, Western Star, Mack, and all major Fire Truck, Street Sweepers and Utility chassis manufacturers throughout North America. Further, Chalmers has been successful in positioning itself in entering and developing new markets overseas such as, the Middle East, South / Central America, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. As the reputation of Chalmers Suspensions grew, so did the demand. The Chalmers system continued to evolve and branch itself out into all vocations of the truck and trailer business. Chalmers had proven itself to be a leader in the industry for applications such as:
When the niche market opportunities began to increase and unfold, Chalmers made major inroads in the ready mix, oil field, and airport refuelling markets. Chalmers was becoming the #1 supplier of suspensions for the sweeper vehicle industry and today commands the majority of the suspension business within this market segment. Chalmers major strengths are not limited to its product line. Chalmers dedication to quality, state of the art technology and engineering coupled with extensive testing as well as research and development are a way of life at Chalmers. This factors in with a team oriented group of individuals who are totally dedicated to the goal of providing a top quality product and a strong and dedicated emphasis on providing class ‘A’ customer service, truly make Chalmers a leader in the suspension industry.
At Chalmers we specialize in custom designing of vocational and non-vocational Truck & Trailer, Bus and Coach , rubber spring and air ride suspension systems. Chalmers has retro fit kits available for all makes of Trailers, Trucks, Buses and Coaches. Chalmers provides services for all types of Application Development.