WABCO Holdings Inc. has entered into a new long-term agreement to supply automated manual transmission (AMT) valve technology for a major global manufacturer of trucks and buses, which is headquartered in Europe. In a new technological development for heavy-duty transmissions, WABCO will supply its latest generation of tailored AMT valves. WABCO will support future series production as the sole supplier, primarily in Europe and South America. Further differentiated by its global infrastructure, WABCO provides production and supply chain capabilities that are in close proximity to the sites where this major customer plans their new gearbox and transmissions to be produced.
WABCO’s innovative AMT technology enables efficient, cost-effective automatic shift of gears and controls clutch actuation for commercial vehicles. In addition, this advancement can improve fuel economy through optimized gear shifting. WABCO AMT solutions also differentiate through reduced component weight, more compact design and simplified assembly processes, resulting in lower manufacturing and installation costs.
“This significant supply agreement represents new incremental business for WABCO and reflects the value our customers globally place on AMT,” said Jorge Solis, WABCO President, Truck, Bus and Car Original Equipment Manufacturers Division. “WABCO’s technology leadership in Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) offers multiple benefits to our clients, including a reduction in fuel costs and increased safety and driver comfort.”