WABCO Opens New Sales and Training Center in Hanover; Further Extends Capabilities of WABCO University to Serve Customers within Commercial Vehicle Industry
BRUSSELS, Belgium / HANOVER, Germany, September 17, 2012 – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today inaugurated its new Sales and Training Center in Hanover, Germany, nearby the company’s center for research, development and manufacturing. It further extends WABCO’s industry-leading aftermarket capabilities as it offers access to state-of-the-art training facilities for operators and service partners within the commercial vehicle industry in Germany and Europe.
WABCO’s new Sales and Training Center represents the latest and largest training center operated by WABCO University. The new 3,000-square meter facility features up to 6 highly flexible and specially equipped training rooms for up to 150 participants. In addition, the new center’s capabilities include 3 fully functional workshop repair lanes for trucks, trailers and buses to ensure maximum learning through hands-on training.
WABCO University is a center of excellence to support customers worldwide, meeting their diverse qualification and training requirements across a wide range of technical and service platforms. It offers technical and business training, online e-learning courses and consulting services. More than 65,000 customers from 45 countries have successfully completed training at WABCO University since it was founded in 2006.
“Our new sales and training center in Hanover further demonstrates WABCO’s leadership as a provider of professional training solutions for the commercial vehicle industry, particularly as vehicle control systems and technologies become increasingly complex,” said Nick Rens, WABCO Vice President, Trailer Systems and Aftermarket. “Demand for effective and customized training is growing, and WABCO’s passion is to help customers to optimize the productivity of their business through innovation and educational excellence at WABCO University.”
WABCO University offers training courses in almost every language. Participants can attend sessions at one of WABCO’s 14 training centers worldwide or at a location of the customer’s choice. As a complement to classroom sessions, WABCO University currently offers 9 web-based e-learning courses in 8 languages, including German, Chinese and Russian.
The new building in Hannover will also host WABCO University’s TOP Driver training program to qualify truck drivers according to European Union legislation.
For more information visit: www.wabco-university.com
Press picture / caption: "Nick Rens, WABCO Vice President, Trailer Systems and Aftermarket; Jacques Esculier, WABCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Peter Bertram, Managing Director Bertram Project Management; and Juergen Heller, WABCO Site Leader Hanover, Germany, at opening ceremony of the new WABCO Sales and Training Center in Hanover"
WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded over 140 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 $2.8 billion in 2011, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com
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