WABCO Holdings Inc.

WABCO Holdings Inc.

May 03, 2011 07:00 ET

WABCO Supplies New Technology for Heavy Duty Air Disc Brakes to MAN, One of Europe's Leading Manufacturers of Commercial Vehicles

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that nine months ago the company began deliveries of new NG22MAX(TM) air disc brakes for heavy duty truck applications in Europe to MAN, one of Europe's leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles and diesel engines. It marks the first application of new WABCO NG22MAX air disc brakes on heavy duty trucks and results so far demonstrate superb performance.

Through pioneering engineering, WABCO's single-piston NG22MAX combines innovative compact design with high performance braking. Weighing only 86 pounds (39 kilograms) including brake pads, WABCO NG22MAX is the lightest air disc brake of its kind. As a result, trucks can increase payload and improve fuel economy while also reducing maintenance and service costs due to increased brake pad thickness and exchangeable wear sensors.

This multi-year agreement with MAN represents new business and further expands WABCO's long established relationship with MAN. WABCO furnishes MAN with electronic braking and electronically controlled air suspension systems, as well as brake actuators, clutch servo technology, air compressors, air dryer systems and onboard electronic systems, among other vehicle components.

"This major contract with MAN is another mark of WABCO's technology leadership as we expand our breakthrough single-piston air disc braking technology into heavy duty truck applications," said Nikhil Varty, WABCO Vice President, Compression and Braking. "We are proud to further grow our partnership with MAN as we provide them with more choice to satisfy their needs in heavy duty vehicles through WABCO's innovative offering of industry-leading NG22MAX high performance, low weight air disc brakes."


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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