Company Continues to Expand Walker® Muffler, Converter and Pipe Lines to Help Installers Capture More Service Opportunities


Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 1, 2011 – Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) is continuing its investment in market leading coverage in the emissions control category to help service providers capture new repair opportunities on virtually all popular domestic and foreign nameplate models.


The company plans to add approximately 400 new parts to its Walker® product line in 2012, with significant emphasis on late-model foreign nameplate applications. Walker delivers original equipment-style replacement components for a growing range of European and Asian models.


Among the products to be introduced through the company’s continuous launch process in 2012 are premium Walker Quiet-Flow® SS stainless steel mufflers, Walker Ultra® and CalCat® catalytic converters, DynoMax® and Thrush® performance exhaust systems/mufflers, and related components. The company also has introduced the Walker Ultra EX converter featuring an extra-high-load catalyst technology for vehicles with very sensitive OBD II calibration.


“Tenneco has brought much-needed energy to the emission control category over the past several years and we’re building on this momentum with the continuous launch of products for emerging service opportunities,” said Steve Myers, emission control engineering director, North American Aftermarket, Tenneco.


The Walker CalCat line of catalytic converters, engineered to meet California Air Resources Board requirements, is also growing, with more new direct-fit and universal designs planned for 2012. Featuring nearly 40 percent greater precious metal material than corresponding products from the next-leading competitor, CalCat converters are available for sale in all 50 states and Canada.


For additional information about Walker emission control products, please visit Tenneco’s AAPEX exhibit (No. 1626), contact your automotive parts and/or service provider or visit www.walkerexhaust.com.


Tenneco is a $5.9 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois, and approximately 22,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of emission control and ride control products and systems for the automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco markets its products principally under the Monroe®, Walker®, Gillet™ and Clevite® Elastomer brand names.



Drew Shippy

Pinnacle Communication Group, Inc.

(330) 688-3500