BRUSSELS, BELGIUM and ROCHESTER HILLS, MICHIGAN--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2014) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that its Reman Solutions business has been named "Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year" by the Heavy Duty Remanufacturers Group (HDRG) of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA). The award, which was announced at the APRA Annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, recognizes the remanufacturer that has demonstrated the highest level of leadership and vision in the industry.
WABCO Reman Solutions was selected "Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year" for its:
- Dedication to quality and innovation
- Outstanding customer service
- Technical excellence
- Diverse product portfolio of heavy duty remanufactured parts
- Global capabilities, with facilities in Rochester Hills, Michigan; Stanowice, Poland; Jinan, China; and a joint venture operation in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
In accepting the award, Salvador Muñoz-Zarate, WABCO Reman Solutions business leader, said: "We are honored to receive this top industry distinction, particularly as it recognizes our global capability as a differentiator. It also validates our talented team's continued commitment to grow an organization that serves our customers globally by building on experience, quality and a wide product offer, which are at the core of WABCO's value proposition."
"WABCO Reman Solutions has always been supportive of APRA's Heavy Duty Brake Group, especially with speakers and plant tours," said Sandra Standley, chairman, HDRG. "One of the reasons I'm proud of WABCO winning this award is that they have always been collaborative across continents with insights and information on remanufacturing. WABCO's award as the "Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year" fits perfectly with our industry association's mission and efforts in further global connectivity."
As a market leader, WABCO Reman Solutions has earned several key industry certifications, including International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certifications - ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001:2004 - for successfully developing standardized quality and environmental management systems at its remanufacturing facilities. It has also received the Occupational Health and Safety Management System BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certification that promotes safety in the workplace.
"WABCO is committed to providing value-based solutions to the global commercial vehicle industry," said Nick Rens, WABCO Vice President, Trailer Systems, Aftermarket and Off-Highway. "While we are proud to win this prestigious award, we also plan to build on this success and strive to make continuous improvements as we expand our remanufacturing business and further globalize to satisfy customers through high-quality and diverse products and services."
Formed by WABCO in 2010, WABCO Reman Solutions specializes in remanufacturing electronic and mechatronic components, as well as traditional mechanical products that are made by WABCO and other manufacturers. WABCO's remanufactured products serve original equipment manufacturers as well as tier-one and tier-two suppliers on a global basis.
WABCO (WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 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.