Friday, November 22

WABCO Named Wabash National Supplier of the Year


Source: WABCO

Auburn Hills, Mich. – 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, received Wabash National’s Pinnacle Award for 2019. The Pinnacle Award, presented by Wabash National’s senior leadership, recognizes Wabash National’s supplier of the year.

In presenting its 2019 Pinnacle Award to WABCO, Nick Adler, vice president of supply chain and business transformation, said, “We pride ourselves on safety at Wabash National, and WABCO provides a great performing product that enhances the safety of our products on the road. In addition, the speed at which WABCO moves and their response times are among some of the best in our supply base.”

WABCO has provided Wabash National with trailer vehicle controls, including anti-lock braking systems, for more than 15 years.  This is the first Pinnacle Award for the company and its ninth Wabash National supplier award overall.

“On behalf of the entire WABCO team, we are honored to earn Wabash National’s recognition as its top supplier during 2019,” said Pat Kealy, trailer sales leader, WABCO North America. “Vehicle safety is at the center of WABCO’s priorities, which is aligned with Wabash. Wabash is an integral part of our trailer business’ success, and we are committed to deliver outstanding products and value for Wabash and the fleet customers it serves.”

The company supplies trailer vehicle controls to Wabash, including EasyStopTM and Enhanced EasyStopTM anti-lock braking systems and SmartTrac® vehicle roll stability system (RSS).

About WABCO

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, the company is powerfully “Mobilizing Vehicle Intelligence” to support the increasingly autonomous, connected and electric future of the commercial vehicle industry. The company 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, the company 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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Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Senior Editor for The BRAKE Report. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.