MUMBAI, India – January 20, 2015 – WABCO, a leading global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, today announced that it has renewed its commitment to Tata Motors' T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship in 2015. WABCO will continue to serve as the official Braking Technology Partner to India's premier truck racing event, introduced in 2014. Tata Motors will host its second Championship truck racing event on March 15, 2015 at the Buddh International Formula 1 Circuit in Greater Noida.
Six racing teams will compete in the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship showcasing twelve of Tata Motors' state-of-the-art PRIMA Model 4038.S trucks. WABCO will provide all competing trucks with a range of innovative products drawn from its portfolio of industry-leading safety and efficiency technologies, including WABCO's high-performance air management system and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) in addition to high-output, modular compressor technology, advanced air actuation systems, Integrated Pedal Unit (IPU) and other braking components.
"We are proud to again serve as the official Braking Technology Partner of Tata Motors' T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship in 2015 and to build on our five-decade long partnership with India's market leader in commercial vehicles," said Mr. P. Kaniappan, Vice President, WABCO INDIA. "We are excited to demonstrate the high performance of WABCO's advanced safety and efficiency technologies in a racing environment, which represents the most extreme operating conditions for heavy duty trucks."
"Tata Motors welcomes WABCO's continued support of India's T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship as our official Braking Technology Partner," said Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors Limited. "This collaboration strengthens our long-standing partnership with WABCO. We greatly value WABCO's contribution of advanced technologies that help to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of Tata trucks on the race track and on India's roads."
WABCO was the first company to introduce ABS to the global commercial vehicles industry with nearly 17 million systems sold worldwide to-date. ABS significantly improves the stability and steerability of commercial vehicles even in the most extreme of braking conditions. WABCO ABS ensures balanced braking and reduces stopping distance of commercial vehicles, which is a paramount safety factor in both race and everyday traffic environments. In addition, WABCO's innovative high-output compressor technologies and air processing systems improve the efficiency of vehicles.
Press Photo / Caption: WABCO continues its participation in Tata Motors’ T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship 2015 as official Braking Technology Partner.
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 $2.7 billion in 2013, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. 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 & 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.1138 Crores in sales in 2013-14. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com/en/wabcoindia/home.
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