WABCO Holdings Inc.

WABCO Holdings Inc.

August 31, 2011 07:00 ET

WABCO Introduces Breakthrough Technology in Air Compression as Part of Renewal of Major Contract With Global Manufacturer of Commercial Vehicles

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2011) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, will supply its breakthrough c-comp™ clutchable air compressor technology to a global customer headquartered in Europe, one of the world's largest manufacturers of heavy duty trucks, as part of the multi-year extension of a major long-term agreement to supply advanced air compression technology.

WABCO's breakthrough c-comp air compressor optimally disengages a truck or bus compressor from the engine when the vehicle's air system reaches full pressure. As a result, it allows fuel savings up to 264 gallons (1,000 liters) on long haul applications while reducing the vehicle's carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 5,700 pounds (2,600 kilograms) annually.

WABCO will also continue to supply this global customer with single- and twin-cylinder air compressor technology. Deliveries worldwide for series production will start in 2013 in support of the customer's truck engines that will meet upcoming EURO VI emission standards.

"This significant new contract marks further customer confidence in our industry-leading air compression technology in Europe and other regions of the world as we continue to deliver innovative solutions to meet the rising standards of global manufacturers of commercial vehicles," said Nikhil Varty, WABCO Vice President, Compression and Braking. "Our breakthrough c-comp air compressors continue to demonstrate WABCO's technology leadership by increasing fuel efficiency, resulting in cleaner, greener heavy duty trucks and buses."


WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is a leading supplier of safety and control systems for commercial vehicles. For over 140 years, WABCO has pioneered breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world's leading commercial truck, trailer and bus manufacturers. With sales of $2.2 billion in 2010, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.

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