WABCO Holdings Inc.

WABCO Holdings Inc.

March 20, 2013 08:00 ET

WABCO Supplies Breakthrough Air Compression Technology to Two Leading Global Manufacturers of Commercial Vehicles

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM and LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY--(Marketwire - March 20, 2013) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC), (www.wabco-auto.com) a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky, that it is now supplying its breakthrough c-comp™ compressor with integrated clutch to two leading global manufacturers of commercial vehicles.

WABCO's c-comp features the industry's most compact compressor design available, combining high-performance and best-in-class-efficiency. This breakthrough technology from WABCO also supports engines that meet upcoming EURO VI emission standards, contributing to improved environmental sustainability. Furthermore, WABCO plans to introduce its innovative c-comp compressors to the North American market during 2013.

Two global original equipment manufacturers, headquartered in Europe, in January 2013 began installing WABCO's c-comp on their European heavy-duty trucks and buses, fulfilling their requirements for a reliable and robust compressor that also delivers significant fuel savings.

"We are proud to announce these two major customer adoptions of our industry-leading, compact air compressor with integrated clutch for volume production," said Nikhil Varty, WABCO President, Americas. "These latest customer awards continue to demonstrate WABCO's differentiation through breakthrough innovations that offer dual benefits of enhanced vehicle efficiency and lower operating costs."

WABCO's breakthrough c-comp air compressor technology optimally disengages the compressor through a pneumatic signal when no air is needed, allowing fuel savings up to 145 gallons (550 liters) annually in long haul operations of 125,000 miles (200,000 km) in typical North American driving conditions. The c-comp has a simple on-off control and only draws power from the engine during the pumping phase, switching off completely during the long off-load phase. This leads to a significant reduction of the compressor's overall energy demand. It also reduces maintenance costs due to lower carbonization and at the same time, enhances driver comfort due to reduced noise levels.

At MATS 2013, one of the commercial vehicle industry's leading exhibitions in North America, WABCO's c-comp with integrated clutch will be showcased alongside other WABCO breakthrough technologies that help to improve vehicle safety, enhance driver effectiveness and increase vehicle efficiency.

WABCO and Meritor WABCO at MATS 2013 in Booth 34455 in the South Wing

Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, March 21 to 23, 2013

WABCO and Meritor WABCO will host the following events at MATS 2013

  • ESCsmart™ "Drive-it-Away" media-only seminar, March 20, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm, Room C108, South Wing
  • OnGuard™ collision mitigation system "Ride-n-Drive", March 21 and 22, 2013 (sign up at WABCO booth 34455)

WABCO Breakthroughs

As the technology leader in the global commercial vehicle industry, WABCO's breakthroughs include, among other vehicle safety and efficiency technologies, the first autonomous emergency braking system (AEBS), the first high performance single-piston air disc brake, the first collision mitigation system (CMS) with active braking, and the first electronic stability control (ESC) system. WABCO also pioneered the industry's first electronic braking system (EBS), the first electronically-controlled air suspension (ECAS), the first automated manual transmission (AMT) system and the first anti-lock braking system (ABS).

Founded in the United States in 1869 as Westinghouse Air Brake Company, WABCO is a U.S. public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.


WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of 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 $2.5 billion in 2012, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.

About Meritor WABCO

Meritor WABCO is a North American joint venture focused on the development and delivery of proven, integrated safety technology and efficiency components. These include braking systems and controls, active safety systems, and suspension control systems for commercial vehicles in North America. Two leading global suppliers back Meritor WABCO, each with more than 100-year legacies. Meritor, Inc. (NYSE:MTOR), a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, provides the JV with the industry's most extensive service and support network; while WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, pioneering breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, collision mitigation, stability control and transmission automation systems. For more information, visit www.meritorwabco.com.

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