ZF, which acquired WABCO Holdings Inc. on May 29, 2020, now has 162,000 employees worldwide with approximately 260 locations in 41 countries. In 2019, the two then-independent companies achieved sales of €36.5 billion (ZF) and $3.4 billion (WABCO).
With the integration of WABCO, the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles ZF will create a new level of capability to pioneer the next generation of solutions and services for original equipment manufacturers and fleets globally. WABCO, with almost 12,000 people in 40 locations worldwide, will now operate under the ZF brand as its new Commercial Vehicle Control Systems division.
Switzerland - Global headquarters
Employees in 40 countries
4 continents, 3 test tracks
WABCO is at the forefront of developing end-to-end advanced safety and driver assistance systems for trucks, buses, trailers and off-highway vehicles. It has a proven record of technical leadership in ABS, EBS, lane departure warnings, pedestrian detection systems and autonomous emergency braking. Offering global reach, it was also the first supplier to introduce many of these technologies to rapidly-developing markets. WABCO provides technology milestones on the roadmap toward autonomous mobility for commercial vehicles, while supporting the industry's quest for accident-free driving.
WABCO continues to leverage the increasing intelligence of onboard systems to empower commercial vehicles. Data taken from onboard systems, combined with industry-leading fleet management applications can help fleets optimize their vehicles for safety, fuel efficiency, cargo loading, security and maintenance, in addition to enhancing the performance of their assets through real-time access to performance data. Today, WABCO is equipping fleets with technologies and over-the-cloud applications that help ensure that vehicles can be operated, tracked, serviced and supported in the field, whatever their size or location.
Cleaner vehicles are imperative for the commercial vehicle industry urgently pursuing environmental sustainability. WABCO solutions reduce weight, optimize energy recovery, and cut emissions. We also lead in alternative technology, including a strategic investment in Nikola Motor Company. This takes WABCO’s expertise into hybrid truck design, while IAA 2018 saw the debut of our first electric trailer prototype, featuring breakthrough technology that integrates the management of braking, stability, and traction for both trailer and truck.
To create a world of difference in developed and emerging markets worldwide, it is essential WABCO employees thrive in a culture of innovation and diversity. Customers value WABCO's skills and expertise in delivering the right technologies, products and services according to local, diverse market demands. That's why our commercial, engineering and manufacturing operations span the globe.
Innovation is at the heart of WABCO's differentiation. Our products and systems lead the industry in improving vehicle safety, efficiency, driver comfort and effectiveness. We anticipate needs and bring complete solutions to market ahead of the curve.
We work hard to ensure our technologies, products and services meet the needs of our customers. As a trusted tier-one supplier, WABCO can help every customer exceed their ambitions, using our flexibility, scale and global reach.
WABCO delivers superior products, benchmarked against the most rigorous quality standards. Our brand has become a byword for dependability. While our network is global, we deliver products uniquely tailored to the regions, developed using local knowledge and extensive expertise.
At WABCO, the prevention of accidents is at the heart of what we do in the commercial vehicle industry. That's also why "working safely" is a condition of employment. We lead by example and work hard to nurture a culture of mutual responsibility towards health and safety among colleagues, customers and business partners.
WABCO has a policy for health and safety which we expect our suppliers to adhere to as rigorously as we do.
We value people as individuals and protect our company assets.
We say what we will do and we keep our commitments.
We encourage bold ideas, creative thinking and continuous improvement.
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