SOURCE: WABCO Holdings Inc.

January 20, 2011 07:00 ET

WABCO Wins 2010 Award in Brazil from Mercedes-Benz

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) -  WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) (, a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that Mercedes-Benz Brazil has honored WABCO in Brazil with its Interação Award in 2010 in the category of special prize. It acknowledges the supplier with the best performance in the course of 2010 for series production of Mercedes-Benz trucks and buses, and it recognizes WABCO's capabilities for high flexibility while delivering superb quality in products and services.

Mercedes-Benz Brazil is a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles and the South American subsidiary of the Daimler Group, one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach.

"We recognize partners like WABCO for their most outstanding attributes such as quality, innovation, cost reduction and collaboration," said Ricardo Vieira Santos, Mercedes-Benz Purchasing Director in Brazil. "By adopting lean management concepts, WABCO has further strengthened their plant in Brazil to ensure high quality products and timely delivery."

"WABCO is proud to support Mercedes-Benz Brazil to continuously set new standards for technology, safety and environmental sustainability. We are also committed to enable Mercedes-Benz Brazil to respond more quickly and flexibly to the growing demand for heavy duty commercial vehicles in South America," said Reynaldo Contreira, WABCO South America Business Leader. "This 2010 award is another major acknowledgement of WABCO's outstanding innovation and lean manufacturing capabilities in Brazil."

WABCO supplies conventional and advanced technologies for air compression, braking, suspension and transmission automation to support truck and bus production at Mercedes-Benz's site in São Bernardo do Campo, its largest commercial vehicle factory outside of Europe.


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 $1.5 billion in 2009, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit

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