About Hendrickson

The Hendrickson story began in 1913 with the founding of The Hendrickson Motor Truck Company by inventor and businessman Magnus Hendrickson. This small Chicago-based manufacturing company built trucks often equipped with cranes, which were used to haul stone and other building materials.

In 1978, The Boler Company, whose holdings included manufacturers of leaf springs and metal bumpers, purchased Hendrickson. In the years that followed, Hendrickson would expand into or acquire additional businesses in related areas—trailer suspension systems, auxiliary axle systems, springs, metal bumpers, and other heavy-duty components.

Hendrickson acquired LITEFLEX in 2019, gaining over three decades of experience in composite manufacturing technology.

We presently have sales and distribution facilities and/or state-of-the-art manufacturing and research and development centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Austria, Romania, Poland, Turkey, India, China, Japan, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.


Hendrickson composite springs offer vehicle OEMs better packaging with systems that require less space, allowing for lower hood lines, elimination of coil towers and help with lowering drag coefficients. Smaller spring requirements also allow for larger interior space and / or more passenger amenities without increasing overall vehicle weight.