July 2, 2015 11:00 AM, EDT

Component Supplier Rassini Expands to North American Heavy-Truck Market

Rassini, a Mexico-based supplier of suspension and brake components, said it has expanded its offerings to include leaf springs for the North American commercial-truck market.

The move extends the company’s reach beyond its established business in the North American light-truck and South American heavy-truck markets.

“Entering the commercial truck market in North America was a natural progression for us, and we are already experiencing early success,” Rassini President Eugenio Madero said.

The supplier said Ford Motor Co. recently awarded it a contract to supply the front suspension technology for the next-generation F-650 and F-750 work truck series built at Ford’s Ohio assembly plant.

Rassini said it expects to provide heavy-duty suspension components for many North American truck brands.

The marketing and sales operations for Rassini’s North American heavy commercial truck business are based in Plymouth, Michigan. Production, manufacturing, research and development are housed at the company’s facility in Piedras Negras, Mexico.