WABCO Holdings Inc.

WABCO Holdings Inc.

January 19, 2012 07:00 ET

WABCO Wins New Contract in Brazil with Leading Maker of Diesel Engines for Commercial Vehicles; Supplies Innovative Driveline Control Technology

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2012) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, has entered into a new agreement with a leading Brazilian manufacturer of diesel engines for commercial vehicles worldwide. WABCO will supply innovative exhaust brakes for a range of truck engines that meet Euro V emission standards.

The new engines equipped with WABCO exhaust brakes will be featured on a medium duty truck in series production at a factory in Brazil operated by a major global manufacturer of commercial vehicles headquartered in Europe.

WABCO's advanced exhaust brake technology controls the engine's ability to push out compression, thus improving braking power and performance while increasing braking efficiency over the vehicle's full range of speed. It also significantly extends the lifetime of the vehicle's brakes. In addition, WABCO exhaust brakes operate silently, helping to lower the vehicle's noise level.

"This new agreement marks yet another series adoption of WABCO's innovative exhaust brake technology as we continue to globalize solutions which help manufacturers to deliver safer, cleaner, greener commercial vehicles in every region of the world," said Reynaldo Contreira, WABCO South America Business Leader. "Our superbly engineered exhaust brakes demonstrate WABCO's technology leadership by improving vehicle safety and driver effectiveness and by increasing vehicle braking 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 $2.2 billion in 2010, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.

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