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WABCO Showcases Industry-Leading Technologies at Comtrans 2017; Introduces Safe and Reliable ProVia Budget Aftermarket Spare Parts in the CIS Region

WABCO Showcases Industry-Leading Technologies at Comtrans 2017; Introduces Safe and Reliable ProVia Budget Aftermarket Spare Parts in the CIS Region

BRUSSELS, Belgium, and MOSCOW, Russia, September 4, 2017 – WABCO (NYSE: WBC), a leading innovator and global supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, will showcase its most advanced technologies at Comtrans 2017, a leading trade event for the commercial vehicle industry in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The trade fair will take place from September 4-9 in Moscow.

WABCO will feature a range of innovative technologies that improve vehicle safety, efficiency and connectivity, including several of its key enabling technologies and functionalities that represent intermediary milestones toward the commercial vehicle industry’s vision of autonomous driving. In addition, WABCO will introduce to the region its ProVia brand of safe and reliable budget aftermarket spare parts for commercial vehicles.

“At Comtrans 2017, we look forward to demonstrating how WABCO’s technology leadership advances the commercial vehicle industry in our region and the world,” said Dmitri Medvedev, Country Leader - CIS, WABCO. “By integrating technologies such as braking, stability, transmission automation controls and advanced driver assistance systems, WABCO helps original equipment manufacturers to produce safer commercial vehicles while also enabling fleets to operate more efficiently.”

Differentiating WABCO products and systems on display will include:

  • go site Industry-Leading MAXX™ Single-Piston Air Disc Brakes (ADB) – The lightest and highest performing single-piston air disc brake for commercial vehicles, WABCO’s MAXX brakes offer shorter stopping distances and easier, faster maintenance than conventional drum brakes. With 25% fewer parts compared to other ADB available in the market today, WABCO ADB feature superior reliability, faster serviceability and expanded service intervals of up to twice that of traditional drum brakes. Superbly engineered and compactly designed, WABCO’s range of MAXX air disc brakes fits any rim size from 17.5 to 22.5 inches across light-, medium-, and heavy-duty applications for trucks, buses and trailers.
  • Pioneering Modular Braking System Platform (mBSP) Technology – WABCO’s mBSP enables vehicle makers to flexibly equip their global truck and bus platforms with either anti-lock braking (ABS) or electronic braking systems (EBS) anywhere in the world. By avoiding different braking configurations, WABCO’s mBSP saves development time, reduces design overhead and lowers production costs for original equipment manufacturers. Four global original equipment manufacturers employ WABCO’s industry-leading mBSP technology, which also provides seamless integration of a vehicle maker’s own intelligent software and added system functionalities.
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems – WABCO’s industry-leading portfolio of active safety systems includes its OnGuard™, the industry’s first independently supplied suite of solutions for collision mitigation, with more than 325,000 systems sold worldwide. In addition, WABCO will feature its OnLane™ easy-to-install lane departure warning system and breakthrough ESCsmart™ electronic stability control, which mitigates annually up to an estimated one million critical driving situations worldwide. WABCO will also feature its OnCity™ Urban Turning Assist, a breakthrough innovation that helps protect pedestrians and cyclists in city traffic. OnCity is the commercial vehicle industry’s first collision avoidance system that uses LiDAR technology for the purpose of object detection. WABCO’s advanced driver assistance systems also help commercial vehicle manufacturers to comply with the latest regulatory safety standards.
  • source OptiLock™ Security Systems deliver a range of high quality mechanical and electronic locking systems designed to prevent theft of a vehicle or its cargo. Tailored to most vehicle applications and designed to ensure that freight arrives at its destination intact, on-time and uncontaminated, WABCO OptiLock™ solutions include electronic locks that allow for remote control via a telematics connection.

WABCO will also introduce to the region its ProVia brand of quality, budget aftermarket spare parts specifically engineered and manufactured to provide reliable performance, with no frills yet no compromise on quality or safety. ProVia helps distributors, workshops and fleet operators serving the commercial vehicle industry worldwide to bridge the gap between low-end budget parts and premium aftermarket parts, striking a powerful balance between safety, reliability and cost. Since its launch in January 2016, ProVia continues to steadily increase its product portfolio and global distribution network, now offering more than 135 products in 15 product categories. ProVia services 1,000 OE cross references covering key commercial vehicles types. 

Headquartered in Moscow, WABCO Russia has a factory in Miass and a distribution center in the Moscow region, supplying makers of trucks, trailers and buses, as well as aftermarket customers. WABCO has the largest network of service and sales partners in the CIS region, and has been serving markets within the CIS for more than 40 years. WABCO Russia has seven sales offices, 25 dealers, more than 200 authorized shops, and more than 210 Service Partners across the country. WABCO at Comtrans 2017

Moscow, Crocus Expo

Pavilion 3, Hall 15, Booth 15-260

Press Day: September 4

Public Days: September 5 to 9


Press Photo/Caption: WABCO will showcase its industry-leading, single-piston MAXX™ Air Disc Brake at Comtrans 2017 in Moscow, Russia. WABCO’s MAXX brakes offer shorter stopping distances and easier, faster maintenance than conventional drum brakes.


WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations for advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation and aerodynamics. Partnering with the transportation industry as it maps a route toward autonomous driving, WABCO also uniquely connects trucks, trailers, cargo, drivers, business partners and fleet operators through advanced fleet management systems and mobile solutions. WABCO reported sales of $2.8 billion in 2016. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, WABCO has 13,000 employees in 40 countries. For more information, visit

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