In the performance and race shock business, there are not a lot of players, and not a lot of players that deliver quality products with outstanding features. But, over the last couple of years, AST Suspension has become one of the key players in the shock market. Moton Shocks has been known for quite a while in the racing shock business, and we, at BRracing, have used the Moton racing shocks in our race cars with great success since 2000. Now, a major move has taken place, as AST Suspensions has purchased the assets of Moton Shocks, to combine the expertise, innovation, scope of products, markets served, car lines supported, and enhance the overall customer support experience. Here is the formal press release from AST –
AST Suspension is proud to announce the acquisition of all Moton Suspension Technology B.V assets. AST Suspension and Motor Suspension Technology will continue to be produced as two separate brands using two different design philosophies.
“Combining the strength of AST’s street/track business with Moton’s premium racing business creates a range of products unequaled in the performance shock industry,” says Brian Hanchey, President of AST Suspension USA.
Since 2000, Moton has been a powerhouse brand for performance dampers in the racing business. “We believe Moton is one of the most recognized brands in professional motorsports and we plan to keep it this way” says Hanchey. “Moton is, and will continue to be, an exclusive brand for customers that demand the best.”
AST will keep Moton headquarters in Uden, Netherlands. North America service and sales will move from Cumming, GA to AST USA’s headquarters in Plano, TX over the next few weeks. Production will ramp up immediately with Moton inventory coming stateside in six to eight weeks.
BRracing is a leading master dealer and distributor for AST complete suspension line, and will now be in discussions to add the Moton product line directly, including service and support as we do now for the AST product line.
Look for more information on this exciting expansion in the shock industry, and BRracing’s role with both AST and Moton.