Magnus Hendrickson started manufacturing commercial trucks in 1913 to meet the demand for robust, durable vehicles. The company introduced the first tandem suspension in 1926.
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 five-fold. Today, Hendrickson is a major supplier to every North American heavy-duty truck and trailer OEM, as well as many manufacturers in Europe, Australia, Mexico, Japan, and Latin America. Our products are helping these partners increase durability, lower operating costs, enhance driver comfort, and reduce weight. And after producing more than 2,000,000 walking beam truck suspensions and 2,000,000 air-ride trailer suspensions, our goal continues to be providing the most technologically advanced and differentiated products available—today and for the road ahead.
Hendrickson has been designing and manufacturing leaf springs for heavy-duty transportation applications since the 1920's. Since those first simple designs, Hendrickson has emerged as the leader in reducing weight and improving ride quality, reliability and performance. Decades of engineering innovation and dedication to quality has established Hendrickson as the world's leading supplier of heavy-duty springs, producing nearly half of all flat-leaf springs, and three-quarters of all parabolic taper-leaf springs in medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks.
Today, Hendrickson continues to lead the industry with innovations in exclusive process and materials technology and advanced lightweight designs.
With experience, expertise and vision, Hendrickson continues to redefine leaf spring engineering for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle applications around the world.