NEW DELHI, India, March 19 2016 – WABCO, a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, will demonstrate the high performance of its industry-leading technologies in one of the most challenging environments known to heavy duty trucks – the race track. For the third year in a row, WABCO will serve as the official Braking Technology Partner for Tata Motors’ T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship 2016 on March 20, 2016 at the Buddh International Formula 1 Circuit in Greater Noida, India.
WABCO will again provide all competing race teams and their twelve, state-of-the-art Tata Motors’ PRIMA Model 4038.S trucks with a range of innovative safety and efficiency technologies. The 2016 Championship features race trucks that are lighter, accelerate faster, and reach a higher top speed of 130 kilometers per hour (more than 80 miles per hour) compared to last year’s event.
Tata Motors equips its PRIMA race trucks as well as production trucks with WABCO’s industry-leading braking systems to optimize the vehicles’ safety and stability performance on the race track – and on India’s roads in everyday traffic. In October 2015, the Indian government mandated medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles to be equipped with Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS).
“We are thrilled to demonstrate industry-leading safety and efficiency technologies at Tata Motors’ world-class truck racing Championship,” said Mr. Jacques Esculier, WABCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored that Tata Motors, a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles, equips its PRIMA trucks and other state-of-the-art vehicles with WABCO products and systems.”
“As India continues to upgrade the safety and efficiency technologies on trucks and buses, WABCO is there to support OEMs and fleet operators with industry-leading technologies and technical services,” said Mr. P. Kaniappan, Vice President, WABCO INDIA. “Furthermore, we are proud to serve commercial vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators in India through WABCO’s local product development, advanced engineering and world-class manufacturing capabilities.
“We value WABCO’s contribution as a strategic technology partner to Tata Motors and to our T1 Truck Racing Championship,” said Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors Limited. “WABCO’s advanced technologies help improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of Tata trucks on the race track and on India’s roads.”
Press Photo / Caption: WABCO equips Tata Motors’ PRIMA race truck with advanced safety and efficiency technologies. The company serves as official Braking Technology Partner to the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship on March 20, 2016 at the Buddh International Formula 1 Circuit in Greater Noida, India
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 towards autonomous driving, WABCO also uniquely connects trucks, trailers, drivers, cargo, and fleet operators through telematics, as well as advanced fleet management and mobile solutions. WABCO reported sales of $2.6 billion in 2015. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, WABCO has 12,000 employees in 39 countries. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.
About WABCO INDIA
WABCO INDIA designs, manufactures and markets conventional braking products, advanced braking systems, and other related air assisted products and systems. The company has achieved a major market share in the Indian OEM market as well as in the domestic aftermarket, which serves through a strong and wide national distribution network. With five world class manufacturing facilities, software design center, application engineering center and a test track in India, WABCO INDIA excels in engineering and manufacturing. WABCO INDIA employs over 3,200 employees and reported Rs.1368 Crores in sales in 2014-15. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com/en/wabcoindia/home.
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