CHENNAI, India, May 5, 2014 – WABCO, a leading global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicle, today announced the opening of a new Application Engineering Center in Pune,India. The new center, WABCO’s second of its kind in India, will allow WABCO’s engineers to work closely with global commercial vehicle manufacturers in India to jointly develop customized products and solutions across a broad range of vehicle platforms.
The WABCO team at the new Application Engineering Center will consist of application engineers and test engineers to provide custom-tailored support to its broad base of customers. This facility enables WABCO to further differentiate itself by providing on demand and on time support to all its OE customers.
WABCO envisions deploying up to 15 engineers at the center by the end of 2015. They will provide a wide range of system design, application engineering and project management support to help WABCO customers develop new commercial vehicle platforms and models.
“As a leader in the commercial vehicle industry, Tata Motors is engaged in development of advanced and innovative products with focus on quality, reliability and durability. We value WABCO’s outstanding support in partnering with us on joint product development projects,” said Dr. A. K Jindal, Head of Engineering for Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors Limited, who joined the opening ceremony of WABCO’s Application Engineering Center. “WABCO’s design and implementation of this new facility has exceeded our expectations.”
“Building on more than 50 years of vehicle application engineering capability in India, WABCO established a new Application Engineering Center to further demonstrate our commitment to strengthen vital customer relationships through flexible technology collaborations,” said P. Kaniappan, Whole-time Director, WABCO INDIA Limited. “We continue to differentiate ourselves as a partner of choice inIndia for globally operating manufacturers of commercial vehicles.”
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 and a test track in India, WABCO India excels in engineering and manufacturing. WABCO India employs over 2,900 employees and reported Rs. 979Crs in sales in 2012-13. For more information visit www.wabco-auto.com/en/wabcoindia/home
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