Enables functional and durability testing in extreme temperature climatic chambers to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles
Wroclaw, Poland, 9 January 2020 – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, has today opened a new Global Test Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The Test Center is an extension to the existing WABCO Research and Development (R&D) Center which opened in October 2014 and represents an investment of USD 3.3 million.
The facility will enable performance and endurance tests for a range of solutions including its Modular Braking Systems Platform (mBSP™), Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) and car compressors, all of which improve vehicle safety and efficiency. A variety of climate chambers enables state of the art automotive testing and measurements in extreme temperature ranges. An additional rapid prototyping workshop for valve technologies will also be installed on-site.
The new Global Test Center in Wroclaw, Poland was officially opened by Dr Christian Brenneke, CTO; Jerome Esculier, Head of Engineering EMEA; Thomas Papenheim, Director of Testing; Pawel Palubinski, Country & Site Leader at WABCO Poland and Elzbieta Gawin, Engineering Site Leader at WABCO Poland.
“The new Wroclaw Test Center will enable us to increase our capacity in product validation allowing us to deliver greater value and quality to our customers,” said Dr. Eng. Elżbieta Gawin, Engineering Site Leader at WABCO Poland.
“Through expansion of our R&D Center capabilities, our employees will gain further experiences and competences in mastering product and system development that improve the safety, efficiency and communication of heavy duty vehicles that we see every day on our roads,” said Paweł Pałubiński, Country & Site Leader at WABCO Poland. “This investment further strengthens our position as one of the largest employers of skilled workers in the Lower Silesia Region.”
WABCO has been operating in Poland since 1999. It is an important location for WABCO's global operations with a research and development center and two production engineering facilities in Wroclaw and a product regeneration plant REMAN in Stanowice.
WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Originating from the Westinghouse Air Brake Company founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO is powerfully “Mobilizing Vehicle Intelligence” to support the increasingly autonomous, connected and electric future of the commercial vehicle industry. WABCO continues to pioneer innovations to address key technology milestones in autonomous mobility and apply its extensive expertise to integrate the complex control and fail-safe systems required to efficiently and safely govern vehicle dynamics at every stage of a vehicle’s journey – on the highway, in the city and at the depot. Today, leading truck, bus and trailer brands worldwide rely on WABCO’s differentiating technologies. Powered by its vision for accident-free driving and greener transportation solutions, WABCO is also at the forefront of advanced fleet management systems and digital services that contribute to commercial fleet efficiency. In 2018, WABCO reported sales of over $3.8 billion and has more than 16,000 employees in 40 countries. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.
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