BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2013) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that it has been honored by Hino Motors, Japan's largest manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty trucks, with a Global Contribution Award that recognizes WABCO's excellent performance during 2012.
Hino is majority owned by Toyota Motor Corporation, the world's largest vehicle manufacturer. WABCO has been supplying Hino with breakthrough vehicle control and efficiency-focused technologies for over twenty years.
Hino's 2012 Global Contribution Award recognizes WABCO's technology leadership in terms of designing and supplying a new, cost-effective brake actuator, resulting in a significantly reduced number of actuator part variants, down from 48 to just six. It also recognizes WABCO Japan's excellence in technical engineering support, with the company providing engineering expertise to support Hino's in-house engineering team on the redesign of the vehicle braking system to accommodate WABCO's new brake actuator.
"We are honored with this top global supplier award from Hino Motors, particularly as Hino uses the Toyota Production System to achieve continuing gains in efficiency, productivity and quality," said Osamu Saito, WABCO Business Leader, Japan. "This award also marks our shared vision of technology leadership through design excellence, superior engineering and regional manufacturing, which also demonstrates WABCO's ability to support leading customers in markets where they operate to make safer and more efficient trucks."
In addition to brake actuators, WABCO supplies Hino with other vehicle control and advanced braking technologies including anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic braking system (EBS), electronic stability control (ESC) and its award-winning air processing technologies that intelligently manage compressor use, increase the robustness of the vehicle's air delivery systems and improve fuel economy.
WABCO (WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded over 140 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world's leading commercial truck, bus and trailer manufacturers. With sales of $2.5 billion in 2012, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.