BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - Aug. 8, 2012) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today said that WABCO in the Netherlands has been recognized with a top award for quality achievement throughout 2011 by PACCAR Inc. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A., PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality commercial trucks under the DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt nameplates.
PACCAR recently honored WABCO's manufacturing facility in Meppel, the Netherlands, which supplies vehicle parts and components for DAF trucks in series production at quality levels that equal or exceed PACCAR's requirements. PACCAR's measure of quality requires 50 or fewer defects out of every one million parts produced by a supplier. From Meppel, WABCO's supplies its leading TRISTOP™ brake actuators, one of the most reliable commercial vehicle safety products in the European market.
"We appreciate the quality products and services that WABCO provides for DAF trucks," said Helene Mawyer, Vice President Quality, PACCAR Inc. "Throughout the world, our truck brands have earned a reputation for unsurpassed quality, and much of the credit for this success goes to suppliers like WABCO who meet or exceed our quality expectations."
"We are proud to be honored by PACCAR for helping to sustain the high-quality standards of DAF trucks, and this prestigious award demonstrates WABCO's passion for excellence in execution," said Mike Thompson, WABCO Vice President, Compression and Braking. "PACCAR's top quality award exemplifies our commitment to ongoing partnership with customers to advance vehicle safety and efficiency, further differentiating WABCO as a supplier of choice for globally operating manufacturers of commercial vehicles."
WABCO has a long established supply relationship with PACCAR in Europe and North America. WABCO furnishes technologies and systems for braking, air management, transmission automation and collision mitigation, as well as stability and adaptive cruise controls, among other WABCO products that improve vehicle safety and efficiency.
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 $2.8 billion in 2011, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.