Provider of Industry-Leading Steering Technologies Recognized for Engineering Support and Responsiveness to Joint Customers for Third Consecutive Year
AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (USA), December 20, 2018 – 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, today announced that it has been awarded the PACCAR Inc. Supplier Performance Management (SPM) Achiever Award for its industry-leading Sheppard steering technology business acquired in 2017. This is the third year in a row that Sheppard has received this honor.
PACCAR Inc, a leading global truck manufacturer, annually recognizes its top performing suppliers in the areas of product development, operations support and business alignment with the truck maker’s objectives. Through the SPM program, suppliers and PACCAR collaborate to identify performance enhancements and to develop product innovations. PACCAR selected Sheppard, a WABCO company, for its engineering support and responsiveness to joint customers.
“We are excited about the heightened levels of performance achieved by our suppliers since we launched the SPM program four years ago,” said Ron Augustyn, PACCAR Vice President of Global Purchasing. “We appreciate the value created for customers, dealers and PACCAR from continuous improvement initiatives under the program.“
“We are honored to receive PACCAR’s Supplier Performance Management Achiever Award on behalf of our entire team,” said Piotr Sroka, WABCO Business Leader, Global Steering. “We continue to build on over two decades of strategic partnership with PACCAR by contributing advanced steering systems to the commercial vehicle manufacturer’s world-class Kenworth and Peterbilt truck brands in North America.”
“PACCAR’s supplier award powerfully demonstrates how WABCO’s broad portfolio of industry-leading technologies helps improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators in North America and worldwide,” said Jon Morrison, WABCO President, Americas. “The recent addition of Sheppard’s suite of power-steering gears enables the combination of active steering, active braking, electronic stability control and other advanced driver assistance systems to help realize the commercial vehicle industry’s vision of increasingly autonomous driving.”
Sheppard employs approximately 900 people at its U.S. facilities in Hanover, Pennsylvania, and Wytheville, Virginia.
Photo Caption: PACCAR recognizes WABCO’s Sheppard steering technologies unit with a 2018 PACCAR Supplier Management Achiever Award. Pictured left to right: Don Schulte, Senior Director of Purchasing, PACCAR; Ron Augustyn, Vice President of Global Purchasing, PACCAR; Piotr Sroka, WABCO Business Leader, Global Steering; and James Craig, Director of Purchasing, PACCAR.
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 2017, WABCO reported sales of $3.3 billion and has nearly 15,000 employees in 40 countries. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com and, for WABCO’s 2017 Annual Report, visit ar.wabco-auto.com.
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