WABCO Holdings Inc.
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WABCO Holdings Inc.

March 09, 2016 02:00 ET

WABCO Starts Delivery of Industry-Leading MAXX Air Disc Brake Technology for Daimler AG's Current Heavy-Duty Truck Platforms; Launches New, Light-weight Air Disc Brake Solution

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - March 9, 2016) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, has started delivery of its industry-leading MAXX™ air disc brakes (ADB) to Daimler AG, the world's largest manufacturer of trucks over six tons. Daimler AG now equips its current heavy-duty truck platforms, including its market-leading Actros®, Antos®, and Arocs® models, for the European market with WABCO's high-performance single-piston air disc brakes.

WABCO is supplying Daimler AG with the lightest air disc brake package for heavy-duty vehicles in the market. It consists of the company's breakthrough MAXX 22 ADB on the front axle and WABCO's new MAXX 22L ADB on the rear axle.

WABCO's MAXX 22L, a variant of the company's MAXX 22 ADB, features an optimized rear-axle design that requires less brake torque than air disc brakes for front axles. Superbly engineered and compactly designed, WABCO's MAXX 22L is more than 7% lighter than the company's MAXX 22 ADB, which has already been recognized as the industry's lightest and highest performing single-piston ADB for commercial vehicles.

"We are delighted that Daimler has adopted WABCO's industry-leading MAXX 22 single-piston air disc brakes to help bring advanced braking capabilities and excellent field reliability to Daimler's current heavy-duty truck platforms," said Jacques Esculier, WABCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "This major supply agreement also further expands the range of WABCO technologies adopted by this industry leader."

WABCO's proven single-piston design contains approximately 25 percent fewer parts compared to other air disc brakes available in the market. WABCO MAXX ADB also feature easily exchangeable "plug and play" wear sensor technology, helping to improve reliability while lowering maintenance costs. In addition, WABCO's bi-directional adjuster optimizes brake lining wear.

WABCO has supplied MAXXUS™ air disc brakes to Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) for series production since 2012. MAXXUS ADB is also based on WABCO's MAXX single-piston technology.

About WABCO

WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations for advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation and aerodynamics. Partnering with the transportation industry as it maps a route towards autonomous driving, WABCO also uniquely connects trucks, trailers, drivers, cargo, and fleet operators through telematics, as well as advanced fleet management and mobile solutions. WABCO reported sales of $2.6 billion in 2015. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, WABCO has 12,000 employees in 39 countries. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.

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