WABCO Secures Agreement to Supply Hydraulic Anti-Lock Braking Technology to
Agrale, a Major Manufacturer of Commercial Vehicles in
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/13 -- 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 entered into an agreement with Agrale, a major original
equipment manufacturer based in Brazil and Argentina, to supply
innovative hydraulic anti-lock braking (ABS) technology for Agrale's
full range of light commercial vehicles that use hydraulic brakes.
As of 2013, new vehicle and road safety legislation in Brazil is in
effect. It mandates ABS on 40 percent of trucks, buses, trailers and
passenger cars manufactured during 2013. From January 2014, all such
vehicles must have ABS installed. Light duty vehicles (less than 6
tons gross weight) normally use hydraulic braking systems whereas
heavier vehicles typically deploy pneumatic systems.
"As the leading supplier of technologies and control systems for the
safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles in South America, WABCO
is proud to enter the hydraulic ABS market together with Agrale while
also providing world-class technical support," said Reynaldo
Contreira, WABCO South America Business Leader. "As our industry's
leading supplier of anti-lock braking systems, WABCO also has the
global connectivity to seize market growth driven by current and
future regulations for compulsory ABS in different regions of the
In 1981, WABCO pioneered ABS for commercial vehicles. It prevents
locking of a vehicle's wheels when road friction is insufficient to
transmit braking forces, thus helping to maintain vehicle steering
control and enabling safe braking, for example, in slippery road
WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and
control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles.
Founded nearly 150 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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