WABCO Holdings Inc.
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WABCO Holdings Inc.

March 25, 2015 06:30 ET

WABCO Signs Agreement With Hendrickson to Provide Advanced Air Disc Brake System for Trailers in North America

- WABCO Launches New Trailer Air Disc Brake MAXX22T™ in North America

- Market-leading Lightweight Air Disc Brake Contributes to System's Weight Reduction of up to 100 lbs on Tandem Axle Trailers

- Represents Industry's Most Optimized Air Disc Brake System for Trailer Applications in the Region

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM and LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY--(Marketwired - March 25, 2015) - WABCO (NYSE:WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a leading innovator and global supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, signed a long-term supply agreement with Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems to provide an advanced air disc brake (ADB) system for trailers in North America.

WABCO made the announcement leading up to the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), one of the largest heavy-duty trucking industry events in the world, held from March 26-28, 2015, in Louisville, Kentucky (USA).

As part of the agreement, WABCO will launch its innovative MAXX22T™ in North America, the most optimized ADB system for trailer applications in the region. The new system combines WABCO's leading braking technologies with Hendrickson's premier medium- and heavy duty suspension and axle systems.

WABCO's MAXX22T™ represents the commercial vehicle industry's lightest air disc brake in North America. It contributes to WABCO and Hendrickson's system offering overall weight reduction of up to 100 lbs on tandem axle trailers, thereby, helping to improve vehicle fuel efficiency or enable an increase in transport payload.

WABCO's proven single-piston design features approximately 25 percent fewer parts compared to other air disc brakes available in the market. Therefore, it helps improve reliability and installation efficiency while lowering maintenance costs. In addition, WABCO's bi-directional adjuster minimizes the risk of hot running brakes.

"We are excited to supply our air disc brake to Hendrickson, a global leader in medium- and heavy duty suspension and axle systems," said Nik Varty, WABCO President, Americas. "The cooperation of our two industry leading companies brings together a powerful blend of expertise and industry-leading technologies. We are proud to offer a state-of-the-art air disc brake system specifically for trailers in North America that can deliver high performance and value for our customers."

WABCO at MATS 2015

Booth 32805 in the South Wing, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, March 26-28, 2015

WABCO Press Briefing

March 25, from 9:30 to 10:00 AM, Conference Room C105 in the South Wing. Accredited journalists may contact Sarah Moore at smoore@millerschingroup.com for more information.

Meritor WABCO Ride-N-Drive

OnGuard collision mitigation system and OnLane departure warning "Ride-N-Drive," March 26-28, 2015. Interested parties may sign up for the demonstration at WABCO booth 32805.

About WABCO

WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is a leading innovator and global supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough products and systems for braking, stability, suspension, transmission automation, and aerodynamics. Today, all of the world's leading truck, bus and trailer manufacturers have WABCO technologies onboard. In addition, WABCO provides the industry with advanced fleet management solutions and aftermarket services. WABCO reported sales of $2.9 billion in 2014. The company is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, and has 11,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.

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