WABCO Honored with Global Contribution Award by Hino Motors Ltd., Toyota's
Commercial Vehicle Unit, the Leading Producer of Medium- and
Heavy-Duty Trucks in Japan
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/13 -- 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 been honored by Hino Motors, Japan's largest manufacturer
of medium- and heavy-duty trucks, with a Global Contribution Award
that recognizes WABCO's excellent performance during 2012.
Hino is majority owned by Toyota Motor Corporation, the world's
largest vehicle manufacturer. WABCO has been supplying Hino with
breakthrough vehicle control and efficiency-focused technologies for
over twenty years.
Hino's 2012 Global Contribution Award recognizes WABCO's technology
leadership in terms of designing and supplying a new, cost-effective
brake actuator, resulting in a significantly reduced number of
actuator part variants, down from 48 to just six. It also recognizes
WABCO Japan's excellence in technical engineering support, with the
company providing engineering expertise to support Hino's in-house
engineering team on the redesign of the vehicle braking system to
accommodate WABCO's new brake actuator.
"We are honored with this top global supplier award from Hino Motors,
particularly as Hino uses the Toyota Production System to achieve
continuing gains in efficiency, productivity and quality," said Osamu
Saito, WABCO Business Leader, Japan. "This award also marks our
shared vision of technology leadership through design excellence,
superior engineering and regional manufacturing, which also
demonstrates WABCO's ability to support leading customers in markets
where they operate to make safer and more efficient trucks."
In addition to brake actuators, WABCO supplies Hino with other
vehicle control and advanced braking technologies including anti-lock
braking system (ABS), electronic braking system (EBS), electronic
stability control (ESC) and its award-winning air processing
technologies that intelligently manage compressor use, increase the
robustness of the vehicle's air delivery systems and improve fuel
WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and
control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles.
Founded over 140 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough
electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking,
stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world's
leading commercial truck, bus and trailer 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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