The Meritor Company is a premier international supplier founded upon 100 years of custom of quality and service. Meritor concentrates on integrated systems together with a range of modules and components to the original machine makers and aftermarket equipment within the industrial and transportation trades. Meritor values the wishes of all their customers to ensure their success while priding itself in the company's unique energy and feels this output of energy to be their competitive advantage in their worldwide operations. Meritor begins with a philosophy which values diversity of individuals and their broad thought processes. Operating in 19 nations and hiring over 11,200 people, Meritor promotes collaboration and innovation amongst a team of knowledgeable professionals. By only employing future focused people, Meritor strongly believes these top-caliber individuals would be able to quickly adapt to changing surroundings and demonstrate the performance and commitment considered necessary to reach results in the competitive materials handling market. The business empowers their teams to make sound business decisions in order to enhance the overall success of the company. In return, Meritor offers all their staff various opportunities for personal and professional development. Their Advanced Engineering team is at the forefront of components and system engineering that consist of drivelines, axles, suspension and braking systems meant for medium and heavy duty trucks, military vehicles, trailers, off-highway vehicles and buses. The Meritor Advanced Engineering team is growing. They opened a new technical center in Bangalore, India in September 2009 to be able to lead their advanced product development initiatives that represent the entire Asia Pacific region. This team is also responsible for supporting the requirements of their worldwide engineering workers. The Quality team at Meritor is a dynamic and customer-focused group that is devoted to ensuring optimum growth at their aftermarket distribution facilities and production plant that are located on 5 continents and in 19 nations. They have their supplier network that is specially located to support the growth of the business. Each and every regional team has globally supported quality systems, initiatives and centralized in Six Sigma and Materials Engineering. Meritor's growing Six Sigma program promotes a fact-based, data-driven approach to decision making within every part of the company. The DFSS or Design for Six Sigma ensures product reliability in each region. The team is likewise included transactional Green Belts who utilize Six Sigma tools to business processes and apply lean techniques.