WABCO Showcases Technology Leadership in Air Disc Brakes at Mid-America
Trucking Show 2013; Breakthrough MAXXUS Technology Now on
the Highway With Daimler Trucks North America
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM and LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY -- (Marketwire) --
03/20/13 -- WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC), (www.wabco-auto.com) a
global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial
vehicle industry, today announced at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking
Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky, that series production trucks
from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), a leading original
equipment manufacturer, are now on the road and fitted with WABCO's
breakthrough MAXXUS(TM) heavy-duty single-piston air disc brake
As previously announced, WABCO entered into a long-term supply
agreement with DTNA in June 2012. As a result, MAXXUS brakes have
been fitted to DTNA's range of vehicles since February 2013. MAXXUS
is currently available on Freightliner Cascadia(R), Coronado(R),
Columbia(R), Business Class(R) M2 and SD models, as well as Western
Star 4700, 4800, and 4900 platforms.
"Daimler Trucks North America is one of the leading manufacturers of
commercial vehicles in North America and we are proud to supply them
with WABCO's MAXXUS air disc brakes, a game-changing generation of
e, low weight braking technology that significantly
increases vehicle safety and efficiency," said Nikhil Varty, WABCO
President, Americas. "MAXXUS, being specifically tailored for the
local market, is yet another example of WABCO's differentiation
through technology leadership, and a further demonstration of the
company's commitment to serve North American customers."
WABCO's MAXXUS represents the lightest and highest performing
single-piston air disc brake for North America's commercial vehicle
industry. Superbly engineered and compactly designed, MAXXUS is more
than 40 pounds lighter than a comparable air disc brake, when fitted
to a 6x4 truck, thus boosting fuel efficiency and enabling increased
MAXXUS air disc brakes have been specifically designed for the North
American market and are well within U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards for stopping distance, offering stable braking with
virtually no fading and excellent downhill performance. In addition,
an adaptor plate enables the MAXXUS air disc brake to be fitted to
standard drum brake axles.
The company's latest innovation in air disc brakes also offers
significant maintenance advantages over comparable drum brakes as
service intervals are longer, resulting in less downtime, and brake
pad changes take less than half the time of lining changes on drum
MAXXUS is based on WABCO's breakthrough MAXX(TM)22 single-piston
technology, pioneered in Europe. MAXX 22 brakes are the industry's
lightest and highest performing single-piston air disc brakes and
have already been adopted by major globally operating makers of
commercial trucks and buses.
WABCO and Meritor WABCO at MATS 2013: Booth 34455 in South Wing
Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, March 21 to 23,
MAXXUS and other recent technology breakthroughs pioneered by WABCO
will be showcased at the WABCO booth at MATS 2013. These include:
c-comp(TM) compressor with integrated clutch; ESCsmart(TM), latest
generation electronic stability control (ESC) with "Drive-it-Away"
and "self-learning" capabilities; a new electronically controlled air
suspension (ECAS) for 6x2 vehicles; OnGuard(TM) collision mitigation
systems, and a next generation pneumatic and hydraulic anti-lock
braking system (ABS) with electronic stability control.
Joint WABCO and Meritor WABCO events at MATS 2013
-- ESCsmart(TM) "Drive-it-Away" seminar, March 20, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm,
Room C108, South Wing
-- OnGuard(TM) collision mitigation system "Ride-and-Drive," March 20 and
21, 2013 (sign up at WABCO booth 34455)
As the technology leader in the global commercial vehicle industry,
WABCO's breakthroughs include, among other vehicle safety and
efficiency technologies, the first autonomous emergency braking
system (AEBS), the first high performance single-piston air disc
brake, the first collision mitigation system (CMS) with active
braking, and the first electronic stability control (ESC) system.
WABCO also pioneered the industry's first electronic braking system
(EBS), the first electronically-controlled air suspension (ECAS), the
first automated manual transmission (AMT) system and the first
anti-lock braking system (ABS).
Founded in the United States in 1869 as Westinghouse Air Brake
Company, WABCO is a U.S. public company listed on the New York Stock
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.
About Meritor WABCO
Meritor WABCO is a North American joint venture focused on the
development and delivery of proven, integrated safety technology and
efficiency components. These include braking systems and controls,
active safety systems, and suspension control systems for commercial
vehicles in North America. Two leading global suppliers back Meritor
WABCO, each with more than 100-year legacies. Meritor, Inc.
(NYSE:MTOR), a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and
aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets,
provides the JV with the industry's most extensive service and
support network; while WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) is a leading
global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety
and efficiency of commercial vehicles, pioneering breakthrough
electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking,
collision mitigation, stability control and transmission automation
systems. For more information, visit www.meritorwabco.com.
WABCO media contacts
+1 248 770 6446
+49 69 7191 6834
WABCO investors and analysts contact
+1 732 369 7477
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