LAS VEGAS, Nev. — 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 unveiled a comprehensive brand, product and technical service platform for North American aftermarket distributors, independent service garages and fleets.
The new aftermarket offering, which was launched in conjunction with Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2019, is designed to address the needs of customers throughout the vehicle ownership life-cycle.
The WABCO aftermarket brand and product portfolio encompasses WABCO original products, the same parts selected by original equipment manufacturers; WABCO Reman Solutions, featuring a full range of OEM parts carefully remanufactured and upgraded to the latest performance specifications; MICO hydraulic components, controls and brake locks for medium and light duty vehicles; Sheppard commercial steering components; and ProVia quality aftermarket replacement parts for vehicles that are later in their service life-cycle.
These products are available from leading aftermarket distributors throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The company further supports its customers via sales and technical training, diagnostic solutions, technical services and parts ordering support. Each of these is offered through the recently launched WABCO Customer Care Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
“WABCO offers a uniquely powerful range of world-class technologies backed by brands that have earned the trust and loyalty of customers at every level of the commercial vehicle industry,” said Abe Aon, WABCO regional aftermarket sales leader, North America. “Above all, our brands are backed by a comprehensive network of business and technical support services designed to help customers maximize the uptime and ROI of every fleet asset.”
Official launch of the WABCO aftermarket platform is the latest of several significant company achievements in the North American market. In the past three years WABCO has acquired four leading commercial vehicle industry suppliers: MICO, Inc., Laydon Composites, Ltd., R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc., and the remaining share of the former Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems joint venture.
Former Meritor WABCO aftermarket parts—including air compressors, air dryers, braking systems, collision safety systems, electronically controlled air suspensions, and stability control systems—are distributed exclusively by Meritor in the U.S. and Canada, and on a nonexclusive basis in Mexico.
“Our leading-edge technologies and relentless focus on customer success are driving the growth of our aftermarket business,” said Jon Morrison, WABCO president, Americas. “Our extensive network of distributors and their customers embrace the value of a highly strategic, end-to-end aftermarket program that meets the needs of their businesses from the very beginning of vehicle ownership, on the road and in the maintenance shop.”
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 that are 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.