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WABCO INDIA's Mahindra World City Plant Wins Two Awards; Further Recognized for World-Class Manufacturing Excellence and as India Premiere Export Hub

  • WABCO’s Mahindra World City plant wins “Future Ready Factory Award” at India Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2017
  • WABCO’s world-class plant also recently won the prestigious “Export Excellence Award” from India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry
CHENNAI, Tamil Nadu (India), December 17, 2017 – WABCO India, a leading supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, recently received the “Future Ready Factory Award” for its Mahindra World City.

This world-class award was granted to WABCO India in the auto ancillary sector based on its plant’s operational performance and business results. It reflects an independent assessment of a global manufacturing excellence model and comparative metrics within the industry sector. The recognition also further differentiates WABCO’s Mahindra World City plant as one of India’s best facilities in the automotive manufacturing industry.

Analyst firm Frost & Sullivan launched the India Manufacturing Excellence Awards 14 years ago and has partnered with more than 600 manufacturing companies in India to enhance their manufacturing competitiveness using a global framework for mapping excellence.

WABCO’s Mahindra World City plant also recently received the “Export Excellence Award” from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in India. The plant secured first position for its unparalleled contribution to India’s net foreign exchange earnings for the year 2015-16.

“Export Excellence Awards” are granted annually by India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry to recognize the contribution of outstanding engineering and services companies in the nation’s Special Economic Zones.

“We are honored to receive these prestigious awards for global manufacturing excellence in our industry and for recognition by the Government of India for our Mahindra World City plant as India’s premiere export hub,” said P Kaniappan, Managing Director, WABCO India Limited. “This world-class plant has won three awards in 2017 alone, including the Total Productive Maintenance Excellence Award from the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance, another benchmark of global manufacturing competitiveness.”

Added Kaniappan: “WABCO continuously leverages its high-quality, cost-effective manufacturing solutions in India to anticipate and seize domestic as well as global opportunities,. At WABCO India, we take pride in innovating safety, efficiency and connectivity technologies for manufacturers of commercial vehicles and passenger cars while contributing strongly to the ‘Make in India’ initiative, which is aligned with the Government’s vision to make India a global hub for manufacturing."

MWC-Plant-Wins-Dual-Awards-2017_HR.jpgP. Kaniappan, Managing Director, WABCO India receives the Frost and Sullivan – FICCI 

Press Photo/Caption: P. Kaniappan, Managing Director, WABCO India receives the Frost and Sullivan – FICCI "Future Ready Factory Award" in the automotive and auto ancillary sector at Mumbai

About WABCO

WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations for advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation and aerodynamics. Partnering with the transportation industry as it maps a route toward autonomous driving, WABCO also uniquely connects trucks, trailers, cargo, drivers, business partners and fleet operators through advanced fleet management systems and mobile solutions. WABCO reported sales of $2.8 billion in 2016. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, WABCO has 13,000 employees in 40 countries. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.

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 grown significantly in the Indian commercial vehicle market and also serves its aftermarket customers through a wide national distribution network. With five world-class manufacturing facilities, advanced technology center, and a vehicle testing facility near Chennai, WABCO India excels in engineering and manufacturing serving customers locally and through WABCO globally. WABCO India employs over 4,400 employees and reported Rs. 2103 Crores in sales in FY 2016-17. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com/en/wabcoindia/home

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