Team

Coen de Korte

Coen de Korte
Sales, Technical Support, Marketing, Development

 Marleen Theuws

Marleen Theuws
Sales, Marketing, Planning, Finance

Fons Evers

Fons Evers
Design, Quality, Development

Piet Kreeft

Piet Kreeft
Design, Technical Support, Development

Miranda van Doren

Miranda van Doren
Logistics, Planning, Purchas

Willem Boerenkamp

Willem Boerenkamp
Production, Rebuilds, Technical Support

Alco van Dingen

Alco van Dingen
Production, Rebuilds, Technical Support

Lars Damen

Lars Damen
Production, Rebuilds

History

AST Suspension has continuously evolved since its establishment in 2000. Our company stands for service and support, high quality products, innovation and we are dedicated to exceed our customers expectations. AST develops, manufactures and sells shock absorbers and related products. We produce the AST and Moton label. Specialized in the production of shock absorbers for vehicles serving normal street use and competition purposes as race, rally, autocross, quads, karts etc.

We achieve a high quality product by controlling the whole production process. AST HQ ensures continuity and European quality guaranteed.

Besides that AST develops suspension for industrial use, according to customer specifications. AST unfolds in the industrial field as all facets for custom production are present, this results in a competitive price / quality ratio.

Here at AST Suspension we take pride in our work, and are continuously working to improve our products, a combination of technical knowhow, experience, testing on tracks, road and specific terrain, is brought together from all corners of the globe to produce an exceptional product at the correct price. AST is founded by Peter Smits and Piet Kreeft. Together leading to the creation of AST Suspension products. In June 2016 AST Suspension became part of the Roosen Industries group (www.roosenindustries.com). Ready for the next level.

AST Suspension has continuously evolved since its establishment in 2000. Our company stands for service and support, high quality products, innovation and we are dedicated to exceed our customers expectations. AST develops, manufactures and sells shock absorbers and related products. We produce the AST and Moton label. Specialized in the production of shock absorbers for vehicles serving normal street use and competition purposes as race, rally, autocross, quads, karts etc.

We achieve a high quality product by controlling the whole production process. AST HQ ensures continuity and European quality guaranteed.

Besides that AST develops suspension for industrial use, according to customer specifications. AST unfolds in the industrial field as all facets for custom production are present, this results in a competitive price / quality ratio. Here at AST Suspension we take pride in our work, and are continuously working to improve our products, a combination of technical knowhow, experience, testing on tracks, road and specific terrain, is brought together from all corners of the globe to produce an exceptional product at the correct price.AST is founded by Peter Smits and Piet Kreeft. Together leading to the creation of AST Suspension products. In June 2016 AST Suspension became part of the Roosen Industries group (www.roosenindustries.com) . Ready for the next level.

Founder of AST Suspension Piet Kreeft started his career at KONI Suspension, specifically working for their motorsport department supporting professional racing in circuits around the world.
1965
1969
Between cars and motorbikes, Piet spent upwards of 40 weekends a year supporting motorsport, for a tenure of almost 15 years.

On this picture you see Niki Lauda in conversation with Henk Richten and Piet Kreeft.
After almost 15 years at KONI Piet left and started Aragosta Suspension. Originally, most of Aragosta’s production was for motocross and GP racing bikes, two disciplines in which they became world leader.

Building upon this success, Aragosta expanded their product range to include most vehicles and were present at World Rally championships, Kartcross and Touring car events. Aragosta set records in the Paris-Dakar Rally, in both the T1 and T2 categories.

After 6 years at Aragosta, 1986, Piet moved on to WP. At WP Piet worked on motorcycle suspension and front forks, together with Benny Wilbers, for over 3 years.
1980
1989
Piet worked with INDY cars including world renown driver Emerson Fittipaldi. In 1989 Emmerson Fittipaldi became INDYCAR 500 World Champion, with the suspension engineering by Piet Kreeft. Piet was very active in INDY CAR chassis and suspension development for almost a decade. In 1993 he began the company HI TECH.
Once Piet left HI TECH he started AST with Peter Smits & Gerard Smits of Smits Factory. Together they combined the technical expertise and factory to manufacture every component to create new suspension systems, creating unparalleled quality control and manufacturing flexibility unlike many others in the suspension industry.
2000
2010
The company AST was built into a global brand offering street and sport dampers for many applications all over the world. In a close cooperation with Piet Kreeft, Peter Smits, Marleen Theuws (since 2002), Dennis Kreeft, Ronnie Kreeft and Julian van Dijken. The company was successful in European motorsport. And since 2007 AST focused successfully on the US market. In 2010, AST was chosen as the new shock supplier to GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
AST purchases Moton Suspension Technology including all technology and damper internal designs. MOTON Suspension Technology is a renowned damper brand, which started its activities in 1999. MOTON develops, manufactures and markets a full range of high quality, easy to use, state-of-the-art adjustable dampers.
2011
The Moton Connection
Looking back
2000
By June of 2000, 30% of the starting field in the 24 hours of Le Mans were equipped with MOTON dampers. Since that time, many professional races have been won on MOTON dampers such as the FIA GT and FIA Sportscar Championship, FIA ETCC and FIA WTCC Championship, Grand-Am and World Challenge Championship, and as well as numerous National GT, Touring and Club Racing events all over the world.

MOTON has become a provider of high performance shock absorbers used by many prominent manufacturers and racing teams worldwide. MOTON’s applications are mainly used in GT and Touring cars as well as in high-performance street cars while providing user-friendly and efficient technology.
AST Suspension begins a new chapter with new fresh logo’s, under the dynamic and passionate

leadership of Marleen Theuws and Coen de Korte (since 2017). Fons Evers and Piet Kreeft responsible for design and development. Together with Miranda van Doren, Willem Boerenkamp, Alco van Dingenen and Lars Damen we make a strong team at HQ.
2013
2016
In 2016 AST Suspension and Smits Factory is acquired by the Roosen Industrial Group. Roosen Industries gives AST and MOTON suspension the opportunity to expand the business and further develop its state-of-the-art manufacturing capacities.
Here at AST / MOTON Suspension we take pride in our work, and are continuously working to improve our products. A combination of technical knowhow, experience, testing on tracks, road and specific terrain, is brought together from all corners of the globe to produce an exceptional product at the correct price. We care...
2019
USA DISTRIBUTOR – Since
2016
MOTON SUSPENSION USA / AST SUSPENSION NA is formed. The distribution company is led by Johan Lee and Sean Myers out of Orlando, Florida and supplies the full range of our two suspension product lines.

Performance Shock and RE Suspension are the official service centers in the USA.
AST SUSPENSION Korea is formed by Motion in Motorsport. The distribution company is led by Tony Lee out of Namyangju-si, Korea and supplies the full range of our two suspension product lines..
KOREA DISTRIBUTOR - Since
2014
UK DISTRIBUTOR – Since
2017
AST SUSPENSION UK is formed by Cooksport. The distribution company is led by Josh and Stephanie Cook out of Radstock, UK and supplies the full range of our two suspension product lines. This company is also our official UK & European service center.
AST SUSPENSION Asia is formed by BBA Motorsport. The distribution company is led by Chang Chi Ping out of Taichung, Taiwan and supplies the full range of our two suspension product lines.
China & Taiwan DISTRIBUTOR – Since
2017