New Walker® Ultra® EX Converters Engineered to Help Shops Reduce Reliance On More Expensive Dealership Units for Challenging Applications


Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 1, 2011 -Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) has introduced the Walker® Ultra® EX converter, featuring an extra-high-load direct-fit catalyst technology engineered to help repair shops solve emission control challenges on vehicles with highly sensitive OBD II calibration.


These new converters, which are available as a super-premium option alongside the existing Walker Ultra units for select applications, are designed to help vehicle repair shops reduce their reliance on more expensive original equipment converters sourced through vehicle dealerships.


“Many repair providers are looking for an option that will allow them to avoid a high OE dealership price when repairing vehicles that are known to experience higher comeback rates on emission service,” said Steve Myers, emission control engineering director, North American Aftermarket, Tenneco. “Our new Ultra EX converters leverage the insight gained through our global OE emission control business to provide the extra margin of efficiency some shops may prefer for these applications.”


The Walker Ultra EX offering includes 15 direct-fit converters that cover key Acura, Buick, Chevrolet, Honda, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen models.


For more information regarding new Walker Ultra EX catalytic converters, please visit Tenneco’s AAPEX exhibit (No. 1626), contact your automotive parts and/or service provider or visit www.walkerexhaust.com/catalog/newcoverage.asp.


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.

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