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About Hendrickson

Our History

History

The Hendrickson story began in 1913 with the founding of The Hendrickson Motor Truck Company by inventor and businessman Magnus Hendrickson. This small Chicago-based manufacturing company built trucks, often equipped with cranes or dump bodies.

In 1926 Hendrickson introduced our first walking-beam tandem truck suspension. This unique "walking-beam" design mounted the axles on each end of an equalizing beam, distributing the truck's load evenly between the two rear axles, which improved traction and greatly reduced the effects of bumps and potholes in the road. This innovation led to products still being used in the industry today. The company strengthened its commitment to heavy-duty suspensions by entering the steel leaf-spring business 1969.

Hendrickson was acquired by the Boler Company in 1978, and subsequently entered the trailer-suspension and lift-axle business. Eventually Hendrickson sold the truck-manufacturing operation to focus solely on suspension systems and related components

Our Company

About Us

From the beginning, Hendrickson's only business has been to serve the needs of the commercial vehicle industry. This focus, bolstered by an unrelenting pursuit of technological leadership, is the key to our status as the world leader in the design and manufacture of high quality truck, tractor, and trailer suspensions, liftable suspensions, steel leaf springs, bumpers, and stamped components for the heavy-duty transportation market.

Since its acquisition by The Boler Company in 1978, Hendrickson has grown and expanded to become a major supplier to North American, European, Asian and Australian heavy truck and trailer OEMs, as well as many manufacturers in South America and Africa. Our products help OEMs, fleets and haulers increase durability, lower operating costs, enhance driver comfort, and reduce weight. After producing millions of walking-beam truck suspensions and air-ride trailer suspensions, our goal continues to be providing the most technologically advanced and differentiated products to the global transportation industry.

Hendrickson presently has sales and distribution facilities and/or state-of-the-art manufacturing centers in North and South America, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Romania, France, Turkey, India, China, Japan, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.

Global Locations

 

Hendrickson Corporate Offices

   500 Park Boulevard, Suite 450
   Itasca, IL 60143-1285
   630-874-9700
   Fax: 630-875-1204

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems

   800 South Frontage Road
   Woodridge, IL 60517-4904
   630-910-2800
   Fax: 630-910-2899

   655 Hendrickson Drive
   Lebanon, KY 40033-9178

   101 South Progress Drive West
   Kendallville, IN 46755-3262

   532 Romeo Street
   Stratford, Ontario
   Canada N5A 7X1
    AODA Registered

   Ave. Rassini #801
   Colonia Nicolas Bravo
   C.P. 26030    Piedras Negras, Coahuila México

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems

   2070 Industrial Place S.E.
   Canton, OH 44707-2641
   330-456-7288
   866-RIDEAIR (743-3247)
   Fax: 330-456-0105

   5701 Airport Road
   Mitchell, SD 57301-6273

   180 Mount Zion Road 
   Lebanon, IN 46052-8186

   151 International Boulevard
   Clarksville, TN 37040-5304

   565 Pin Oak Drive
   Somerset, KY 42503-7501

   940 North Black Branch Road
   Elizabethtown, KY 42701-9800 USA

Hendrickson Canada
   250 Chrysler Drive, Unit #3
   Brampton, Ontario
   Canada L6S 6B6
   905-789-1030
   800-668-5360
   Fax: 905-789-1033

Hendrickson Mexicana
   Circuito el Marques Sur #29
   Parque Industrial El Marques
   Poblado El Colorado, Municipio El Marques
   Querétaro, México C.P. 76246

   Sierra Candela #111-213
   Lomas de Chapultepec
   Del. Miguel Hidalgo
   México D.F C.P 11,000

Specialty Products

Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems
   277 North High Street
   Hebron, OH 43025-8008
   740-929-5600
   800-660-2829
   Fax: 740-929-5601

Hendrickson Bumper and Trim
   501 Caton Farm Road
   Crest Hill, IL 60441
   815-727-4031
   800-356-6737
   Fax: 815-727-9697

Watson & Chalin
   725 E. University Dr.
   McKinney, TX 75069-2325 USA
   972.547.6020 • 800.445.0736

International Facilities

Hendrickson Commercial Vehicle Systems Australia
    32-44 Letcon Drive
    Dandenong South, Victoria, 3175, Australia
    +61 3 8792 3600
    Fax: +61 3 8792 3699

    Hendrickson New Zealand
    Unit P, 24 Allright Place
    Mt Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand 1006
    +64 9 570 4721 • Fax: +64 9 570 4816
   
    Hendrickson Japan +81 90 6464 3069

    Hendrickson Thailand +66 81 341 6765


Hendrickson Commercial Vehicle Systems China
    No. 1668 North Section of Chunbo Road
    East New Dist of Jinan High- Tech Industrial Development Zone
    Jinan City, Shandong Province, China, 250104
    +86 531 8880 9055    
    Fax: +86 531 8880 9059

Hendrickson Commercial Vehicle Systems UK
    1-9 Booth Drive
     Park Farm Industrial Estate
     Wellingborough, England
     NN8 6GR
    +44(0)1604 493161
    Fax: +44(0)1604 493985

Hendrickson Commercial Vehicle Systems Europe
    Hendrickson Germany GmbH
    Hans-Böckler-Str. 3
    D-47877 Willich, Germany
  
    Hendrickson France S.A.S.
    201, rue de Sin-le-Noble
    F-59503 Douai cedex, France
   
    Hendrickson France S.A.S.
    Avenue des Forges
    F-90700 Chatenois-les-Forges, France

    Hendrickson Austria GmbH
    Gussstahlwerkstraße 21
    A-8750 Judenburg, Austria

    Hendrickson Romania S.R.L.
    Str. Forjorilor, Nr. 22
    RO-550233 Sibiu, Romania

Hendrickson Turkey
Sirketi Turkiye Subesi

    10016 Sokak, No:8
    A.O.S.B. Cigli, 35620
    Izmir, Turkey
    +90 232 328 2280
    Fax: +90 232 328 0280

Hendrickson Latin America
    U.S. +1 305.677.9070
    Colombia +57 318 366 1369

Hendrickson Commercial Vehicle Systems India
    Plot No. 4 & 5, Gat 679/2
    Behind Hotel Gandharva
    Alandi Kuruli Road, Kuruli (Chakan)
    Taluka Khed, Pune 410501, India
    +00 91 98 90194444

TATA AutoComp Hendrickson
    Gate 431,1 Medankarwadi
    Chackan - Alandi Road
    Taluka Khed
    Pune 410 501, India
    +00 91 20 66409937