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Wabco signs a contract with Hyundai Motor

By Swati Deshpande,

Added 11 July 2018

To supply lightweight performing single-piston air disc brakes


WABCO Holdings Inc. has bagged its largest ever contract in South Korea. Under the long-term agreement with Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles, WABCO will supply its breakthrough MAXX single-piston air disc brake technology for series production on Hyundai’s new medium-duty trucks starting in August 2019.

With over five million systems sold, WABCO is the global market leader for single-piston air disc brakes (ADB). WABCO’s pioneering MAXX represents the lightest and highest performing single-piston ADB range for commercial vehicles and offers a number of differentiating benefits for original equipment manufacturers. Superbly engineered and compactly designed, MAXX offers a potential vehicle weight reduction of 100 kilograms with optimized wheel ends when compared to conventional drum brakes, which helps improve fuel efficiency and enables increased transport payloads. WABCO’s MAXX ADB also provide enhanced safety and efficiency with shorter stopping distances and easier maintenance over conventional drum brakes. With up to 25% fewer parts compared to other ADB brands, WABCO’s MAXX ADB offer superior reliability, faster serviceability and expanded service intervals.

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