WABCO Holdings Inc. (WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, has entered into a long-term supply agreement with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), a leading original equipment manufacturer. WABCO will supply its breakthrough MAXXUS air disc brake technology for series production on DTNA's trucks starting in July 2012.
WABCO's MAXXUS technology breakthrough represents the lightest and highest performing single-piston air disc brake for North America's commercial vehicle industry. Superbly engineered and compactly designed, MAXXUS reduces the vehicle's overall weight, which boosts fuel efficiency and enables increased transport payload.
MAXXUS air disc brakes are based on WABCO's breakthrough MAXX 22 single-piston technology that the company pioneered in Europe. MAXX22 brakes are the lightest and highest performing single-piston air disc brakes and have been adopted by major globally operating makers of commercial trucks and buses.
"We are proud to supply Daimler Trucks North America with WABCO's MAXXUS air disc brakes, a new game-changing generation of high performance, low weight braking technology that increases vehicle safety and efficiency," said Nikhil Varty, WABCO President, Americas. "MAXXUS is yet another mark of WABCO's technology leadership as we further demonstrate our commitment to North America's commercial vehicle industry."
System helps save up to 2 percent on fuel, increase tire life up to 20 percent
The new contract engages WABCO as the sole supplier for a range of advanced braking systems and components.