SOURCE: WABCO Holdings Inc.

March 02, 2010 07:00 ET

WABCO Wins Three Top Supplier Awards for Second Year in a Row at CNHTC, China's Largest Manufacturer of Heavy Duty Trucks

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) -  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 WABCO has been honored with a suite of top supplier awards for the second year in a row by China National Heavy Truck Corporation (CNHTC), the largest manufacturer of heavy duty trucks in China.

In recognition of WABCO's performance during 2009, CNHTC Engine Company honored WABCO with its Best Supplier Award for overall excellent performance and outstanding commercial partnership; CNHTC Special Purpose Vehicle Company named WABCO as Best Quality Supplier for product quality excellence and superlative delivery and after sales service, and CNHTC Special Purpose Vehicle Company honored WABCO with its Best Support Award for WABCO's assistance with China's 60th anniversary national parade.

As separately announced, the company had previously won a Best Supplier Award and two Best Quality Awards from the CNHTC organization in recognition of WABCO's outstanding performance during 2008.

A supplier to CNHTC since 1997, WABCO furnishes air management products, braking systems including anti-lock braking systems (ABS), and transmission control products. Presently and through 2016, WABCO also provides CNHTC with automated manual transmission (AMT) systems on a sole supplier basis. In December 2008, CNHTC became the world's first original equipment manufacturer to adopt WABCO OptiDrive™ technology, a highly advanced modular AMT system, in volume production.

"Drawing on their local as well as global capabilities, WABCO continues, year after year, to successfully adapt to the requirements of the Chinese market while deepening their connectivity with our organization," said Cai Dong, CNHTC President. "We honor WABCO with our top supplier awards in recognition of their continuous ability to fully integrate with our people, product development and production processes. WABCO delivers excellent results for CNHTC as we continue to grow together the power of our long term partnership."

"Once again, we are proud to win multiple top awards from CNHTC for our outstanding performance and focus on anticipating and meeting their needs. These achievements acknowledge WABCO as an increasingly strong brand of reference in China while also showing customer satisfaction significantly powered by our local people, manufacturing sites and sourcing capabilities," said Leon Liu, WABCO President, Asia. "We are passionate about excellence in all our products and services, particularly in our ability to produce in China some of WABCO's most advanced technologies to better serve local customers."

About WABCO

WABCO Vehicle Control Systems (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 www.wabco-auto.com

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