History

In 1971 Chalmers Suspensions International identified the need for a superior truck suspension system designed to suit the everchanging needs of the Transportation Industry.

Since its inception, Chalmers has successfully established itself as an innovative company with an excellent product line designed to meet the industry need for a unique suspension system with characteristics designed to provide excellent performance and value.

Over the past quarter century plus, Chalmers has experienced an outstanding growth in the truck and trailer markets. Chalmers’ primary success was experienced in the penetration and growth for all 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 a superior suspension for all truck applications.

Chalmers positive reputation for its suspension is based on advantages such as:

  • Lightweight
  • High Stability
  • Excellent Articulation
  • Smooth ride
  • Full equalization
  • Minimum maintenance

This allowed excellent penetration into major OEM truck manufacturers including Paccar, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Mack, Navistar, Western Star, Sterling, Oshkosh 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 markets overseas including the Middle East. New Zealand and Australia.

As the reputation of the 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 market leader for:

  • Dump
  • Mining
  • Tank
  • Refuse
  • Logging
  • Sweepers
  • Bus and Coaches
  • Concrete Mixers
  • Airport Fuelers
  • Utility Trucks
  • Fire
  • Heavy Haulage – Oil Field

When the niche market opportunities began to increase and unfold, Chalmers made major inroads in the ready mix, oil field, and airport refueling markets. Chalmers was successful in becoming the #1 supplier of suspensions for the sweeper vehicle industry.

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 and emphasis on research and development are a way of life at Chalmers. These factors in conjunction with a team oriented group of individuals who are totally dedicated to the overall 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.