WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com (http://www.wabco-auto.com) ), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that it has entered into a long term agreement with IVECO, a global manufacturer of commercial vehicles headquartered in Turin, Italy, to supply WABCO's innovative mechanical air processing unit (M-APU) technology for heavy duty trucks starting in 2011 for series production.
WABCO's new generation of M-APU technology combines an innovative quad-valve with proven air dryer and air cartridge systems in a superbly engineered compact design. This means improved reliability and optimal performance while increasing energy efficiencies of heavy duty on-road IVECO trucks.
The company's contract with IVECO for M-APU technology represents new business and further expands WABCO's long established supply relationship with IVECO. WABCO furnishes IVECO with anti-lock braking, electronic braking and electronically controlled air suspension systems, as well as air compressor technology, vehicle control modules and braking products, among other vehicle components.
"This major new contract with IVECO is another mark of technology leadership which also reinforces the strategic growth of WABCO's air management business in Europe," said Nikhil Varty, WABCO Vice President, Compression and Braking. "We are proud to expand our partnership with IVECO as we strongly contribute to sustaining their success through WABCO innovations that increase vehicle performance, maximize reliability, improve energy savings and provide clean air solutions."
WABCO Vehicle Control Systems (NYSE: WBC) is a leading supplier of safety and control systems for 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 $1.5 billion in 2009, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com (http://www.wabco-auto.com/)