BRUSSELS, BELGIUM and LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/15/13 -- 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 will present its latest technology breakthroughs at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky from March 21 to 23. This year at MATS, one of the industry's largest tradeshows, WABCO and its North America joint venture Meritor WABCO will present leading-edge innovations in the field of vehicle safety and efficiency for truck, bus and trailer manufacturers.
"At MATS 2013, we will further demonstrate WABCO's differentiation through its performance as a global technology leader in the commercial vehicle industry by showcasing a range of game-changing innovations," said Nikhil Varty, WABCO President, Americas. "Driven by our passion for innovation, we continue to deliver breakthrough products and systems that address increasing demand for safer and more efficient trucks, buses and trailers, specifically tailoring these technologies to meet the requirements of customers in North America."
Recent technology breakthroughs that will be exhibited at MATS 2013 include: ESCsmart, the latest generation electronic stability control (ESC) with unique "Drive-it-Away" and "self-learning" capabilities; next generation OnGuard collision mitigation system (CMS); MAXXUS, the lightest and highest performing single-piston air disc brake for trucks in North America; new generation pneumatic and hydraulic Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with electronic stability control; c-comp compressors with integrated clutch, which offer fuel savings up to 145 gallons per year; and an innovative Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) System that helps to improve vehicle traction and reduce tire wear on 6x2 vehicles.
"Powered by WABCO's industry-leading products and systems, Meritor WABCO supports original equipment manufacturers and fleet customers with the industry's largest and most knowledgeable sales, distribution and technical support network located throughout North America," said Jon Morrison, President and General Manager, Meritor WABCO. "At MATS 2013, we look forward to interacting with customers, business partners and other industry participants as we demonstrate the additional value that we can bring through this unrivalled combination of technological innovation and customer service."
In addition to its joint venture Meritor WABCO, WABCO operates in North America through its wholly-owned subsidiaries: WABCO North America and WABCO Reman Solutions, as well as WABCO Compressor Manufacturing, its joint venture with Cummins.
WABCO and Meritor WABCO at MATS 2013 in Booth 34455 in the South Wing
Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, March 21 to 23, 2013
WABCO and Meritor WABCO will host the following events at MATS 2013
-- ESCsmart "Drive-it-Away" media-only seminar, March 20, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm, Room C108, South Wing -- OnGuard collision mitigation system "Ride-n-Drive", March 21 and 22, 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 Exchange.
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.