KONI develops a new range of hydro pneumatic suspension systems

    3/21/2016

    KONI is expanding its scope to incorporate pneumatic springs in self-contained units, as alternatives to coil springs, airbags and shock absorption systems used in defense applications.
    KONI is leveraging their extensive experience in engineered damper technology to provide high  performance, cost effective hydro pneumatic applications for commercial and military markets. Focused  on wheeled and tracked vehicles across all the possible load ranges, the new applications will challenge  the toughest of circumstances.
    Research started in 2015 and a number of design solutions are being validated at this moment with  extensive testing on a high capacity test dyno. KONI's in-house testing capabilities are state of the art and  cover suspension characterization, duty cycle, hot/cold and vibration testing.
    With these new product developments in scope, KONI reinforced its specialized team recently by  bringing in quite some experience in this field – Mr. Paul Briggs - who has many years of experience in  military vehicle suspension technology and business development.  Mr. Paul Briggs will be working  closely with Mr. Chris de Bruin on supporting both the commercial and technical activities within KONI  for these new applications.

    About KONI
    With more than 150 years of experience in the area of shock absorber solutions, KONI has the know-how to optimize a vehicle’s driving, feeling and handling. Operating on all continents, KONI shocks are supplied to the world’s markets through a vast number of local distributors. KONI develops, manufactures and sells hydraulic shock absorbers and systems for street and racing cars, buses, trucks, trailers, railway rolling stock, defense and industrial applications. Since 1972, KONI has been part of ITT, a global diversified industrial company with employees in more than 35 countries and customers in approximately 125 countries.
     
     For any further information please contact:
    Chris de Bruin, Sales Manager Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers, KONI B.V.
    Chris.de.bruin@itt.com |+31 6 41 22 23 56  | www.koni.com
     
    Paul Briggs, Defense Business Development Manager , KONI B.V.
    Paul.briggs@itt.com | +44 7500 783 784  | www.koni.com
     
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