SOURCE: Williams Controls, Inc.

Williams Controls, Inc.

January 11, 2011 13:44 ET

Williams Controls Inaugurates New India Manufacturing Plant

PUNE, INDIA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) -  Williams Controls (NASDAQ: WMCO) announced today that it inaugurated its new manufacturing facility in Pune, India, on January 11, 2011. The plant will manufacture electronic pedals for Williams' growing base of customers in India's truck, bus and off-road markets. Validation testing for the plant was completed in December 2010, with production scheduled to begin in February.

"It is a proud day to see firsthand the realization of our vision, five years after we began to engage with the leading Indian commercial vehicle manufacturers," said Patrick W. Cavanagh, Williams Controls' President and Chief Executive Officer. "We have developed a world class facility and strong management team here in India, and we look forward to growing together in this dynamic market."

The Indian market is one of the company's top markets for commercial vehicles worldwide and is expected to continue to grow as the Indian government moves to implement more stringent vehicle emission standards. With sales, engineering, and manufacturing facilities in Pune, India, Williams believes it is well positioned to help meeting growing demand.

About Williams Controls

Williams Controls is the world leader in Electronic Throttle Controls for commercial vehicles. Its customers include many of the global leaders in the truck, bus, and off-road markets. Williams Controls is headquartered in Portland and employs more than 250 people worldwide. It supports its customers in North America, Europe, and Asia with production facilities in Portland, Oregon, USA, Suzhou, China, and now in Pune, India.

Williams offers the market's broadest product range in electronic pedal assemblies. Its customers benefit from Williams' unmatched customer engineering capability, supported by a world class short-run and prototype manufacturing capability.

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