WABCO's High Performance Air Compressor, Braking and Tire Inflation
Technologies Support Kamaz-Master Trucks to Win the Top Three Places
in the 2013 Dakar Rally
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 -- 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 it has supplied a number of advanced, high performance
technologies to KAMAZ-Master, the Russian national off-road truck
rally team and winner of this year's Dakar Rally, the world's most
challenging endurance rally.
KAMAZ-Master trucks finished in first, second and third place at
Dakar 2013 in a race that saw 75 trucks representing 12 different
branded competitors. This victory marks an unprecedented eleventh
time that KAMAZ-Master has won the Dakar competition.
WABCO has been supplying KAMAZ-Master with pioneering technologies
since 1997 and for Dakar 2013, the company provided KAMAZ-Master
Team's heavy duty trucks with high performance air compressors,
advanced pressure controls for the braking and tire inflation
systems, and WABCO TRISTOP(TM) Cylinders, one of the industry's most
reliable piston-type spring brake cylinders.
"The partnership between KAMAZ-Master and WABCO has continued for
more than 15 years and we greatly value WABCO's contribution to our
ongoing success through superb engineering and technical support,"
said Vladimir Chagin, Director of NPO Avtosport. "During a rally,
when you have to make split-second decisions, the engine's power and
accordingly the acceleration of the vehicle, as well as the
performance and reliability of the braking system, are key to
success. For example, the performance characteristics of WABCO's
braking technologies enable us to stop the vehicle in every
conceivable situation. In addition, the company's highly professional
approach to finding technical solutions and the excellent
relationship between both parties, make this an invaluable
"WABCO congratulates KAMAZ-Master Team on yet another outstanding
Dakar Rally performance by winning the top three places in 2013 and
continuing its impressive championship success story," said Mike
Thompson, WABCO Vice President, Compression & Braking. "We are very
proud of our long-term partnership with KAMAZ and KAMAZ-Master as the
team's superlative vehicle performance and continued competition
success also demonstrate the performance and durability of WABCO's
products in what are surely some of the most extreme conditions for
heavy duty trucks."
Dakar 2013 was the rally's fifth consecutive year to be held in South
America. Starting in Lima, Peru and finishing in Santiago, Chile, the
two-week route covered more than 8,000 kilometers (4,971 miles) in 14
stages through Peru, Argentina and Chile, crossing the Andes
Mountains and navigating the Atacama Desert.
About KAMAZ-Master Team
KAMAZ-Master Team was formed in 1988 and represents KAMAZ, the
largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in the Russian
Federation. WABCO began supplying KAMAZ in 1992 and currently
provides anti-lock braking systems, air disc brakes, electronically
controlled air suspension, as well as components for braking and
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 $2.5
billion in 2012, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For
more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.
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