NEW DELHI, India – January 23, 2014 – WABCO, a global technology leader and tier-one supplier of safety and efficiency systems to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced its participation in the country’s first ever T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship as the official Braking Technology Partner. Tata Motors will host this inaugural racing event on March 23, 2014 at the acclaimed Buddh International Formula 1 Circuit in Greater Noida.
Overall, six truck racing teams will compete in the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship showcasing twelve of Tata Motors’ premier 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. Each truck will be equipped with a fully integrated compressed air system that includes WABCO’s high-performance Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) alongside high-output compressor technology, advanced air processing systems and braking components.
“We are honored to sponsor Tata Motors’ T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship as its official Braking Technology Partner. WABCO’s participation in this event recognizes more than fifty years of partnership with India’s market leader in commercial vehicles,” said Mr. P. Kaniappan, Whole-time Director, WABCO INDIA Limited. “We welcome this opportunity to demonstrate the high performance of WABCO’s advanced safety and efficiency technologies in a racing environment, which represents the most extreme conditions for heavy duty trucks.”
“Tata Motors welcomes WABCO’s support of India’s first ever truck racing event as our official Braking Technology Partner,” said Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors Limited. “This collaboration marks yet another milestone in our long-standing partnership with WABCO. We value WABCO’s advanced technologies which help to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of Tata trucks on India’s roads.”
For more than five decades, WABCO INDIA has served Tata Motors as a preferred tier-one supplier of conventional braking products, advanced braking technologies and other related air-assisted products and systems. WABCO adds significant value to Tata Motors through pioneering technologies, local application development, extensive aftermarket network, and world-class manufacturing facilities.
WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. For over 140 years, WABCO has pioneered breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world’s leading commercial truck, trailer and bus manufacturers. With sales of $2.5billion in 2012, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com
About WABCO INDIA
WABCO INDIA has five world-class manufacturing sites located in Ambattur, Chennai; Jamshedpur; Mahindra World City; Pant Nagar and Lucknow as well as a software development centre and a company-owned test track in Chennai. WABCO INDIA excels in engineering, manufacturing and local sourcing. It designs, manufactures and markets conventional braking products, advanced braking systems, and other related air-assisted products and systems. WABCO INDIA has achieved a major market share in the Indian OEM market as well as the domestic aftermarket, which it serves through an extensive national distribution network. WABCO INDIA employs more than 1,100 employees and reported Rs. 976 Crs sales in its fiscal year 2012-13. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com/en/wabcoindia/home