Wabco India, the local arm of Wabco, the global Tier 1 supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, is showcasing its industry-leading safety and efficiency technologies for heavy duty trucks, buses and trailers at the Make In India Week (February 13-18) being held in Mumbai.
Launched in 2014, ‘Make in India’ is a major national initiative, designed to facilitate investment, foster innovation and to build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure in India.
Wabco India pioneers the engineering and manufacture of conventional, advanced braking systems and other advanced vehicle control systems for commercial vehicles in India, as well for global export.
“We are proud to bring our support to this the Make in India initiative through Wabco India’s world-class reputation and premier market position,” said P Kaniappan, vice-president and managing director, Wabco India. “For over five decades, Wabco India’s success is built on offering commercial vehicle manufacturers the benefits of our powerful systems design and frugal engineering capabilities, an outstanding manufacturing network and advanced technology solutions that are designed and made in India.”
Wabco India (formerly Sundaram Clayton Ltd) is the first company in India and fourth company outside Japan to win the Deming Award for achieving distinctive performance improvements through Total Quality Management (TQM).
The company says its continuous investment in local engineering and manufacturing capabilities demonstrates its commitment to anticipate and fulfill the diverse and dynamic needs of truck and bus manufacturers in India and across the globe.
Currently, Wabco India operates five world-class manufacturing facilities across India that includes a dedicated facility for exports that supplies products to big automobile brands worldwide, principally served by a local supplier panel, a global software development centre, application engineering centre, shared services centre, as well as a state-of-the-art commercial vehicle test track. The company exports more than 30% of the production to other major automobile brands.
Building on India’s leading talent pool, Wabco has more than doubled its product and software engineering team to over 500 in India. Its extended aftermarket network in India also helps both local and global truck and bus manufacturers and operators to further grow their domestic and export businesses.
High-tech display including ABS
Wabco India is displaying a selection of its advanced safety and efficiency technologies for commercial vehicles at the Make in India Week, including Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS). Wabco pioneered ABS safety technologies for commercial vehicles with more than 17 million systems sold worldwide to-date.
Based on its goal to reduce road accidents and save more than 200,000 lives over the next five years, the Indian government has mandated for all heavy-duty trucks and buses to be equipped with ABS from October 2015 onward. ABS prevents wheel locking in trucks and buses during panic braking that could result in loss of vehicle control. Therefore, ABS significantly improves the stability and steerability of commercial vehicles even in the most extreme of braking conditions.
“We are deeply honored to have been invited to participate in the Make in India Week,” said P Kaniappan. “India continues to be one of the fastest growing economies globally, with world-leading engineering and manufacturing capabilities available in-country. We are excited to showcase to India and the world Wabco India’s pioneering safety and efficiency technologies.”