Meritor is a premier global dealer which is proudly built on a one hundred year tradition of service and quality. They focus on various modules, integrated systems and parts to original equipment makers and the aftermarket for the transportation and industrial trades. Meritor values the requirements of all their customers to guarantee their success while priding itself in the company's unique energy and feels this output of energy to be their competitive advantage in their international operations. Meritor begins with a culture that values diversity of individuals and their broad thought processes. Operating in 19 countries and hiring over eleven thousand two hundred individuals, Meritor encourages collaboration and innovation among a team of knowledgeable experts. By only employing future focused workers, Meritor strongly thinks these top-caliber individuals would be able to rapidly adapt to changing environments and demonstrate the performance and commitment required so as to attain results in the competitive materials handling business. The business empowers their teams to make sound business decisions to be able to enhance the overall success of the business. In return, Meritor provides all their employees different chances for professional and personal growth. The Advanced Engineering team is on the forefront of systems engineering and components. This comprises drivelines, axles, suspension and braking systems used for medium and heavy duty trucks, trailers, off-highway vehicles, buses and military vehicles. The Meritor Advanced Engineering team is growing. They launched a new technical center in Bangalore, India in September 2009 so as to lead their advanced product development initiatives that represent the whole Asia Pacific region. This particular team is also responsible for supporting the needs of their global engineering employees. The Quality team at Meritor is a customer-focused and dynamic group who is committed to ensuring optimum progress at their production plants and aftermarket distribution facilities which are located on 5 continents and in 19 countries. They have their supplier network that is specifically situated to be able to support the development of the business. Each regional team has internationally supported initiatives, quality systems and centralized in Materials Engineering and Six Sigma. Meritor's growing Six Sigma program promotes a data-driven, fact-based method to decision making in each aspect of the business. The DFSS or Design for Six Sigma ensures product reliability in each region. The team is even comprised of transactional Green Belts who apply Six Sigma tools to business processes and apply lean techniques.