New WABCO India plant supplies advanced braking for heavy trucks

  • 22-Oct-2014 10:56 EDT
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WABCO inaugurated in September its fifth manufacturing facility in India. Pictured (from left to right): Rajnish Julka, Plant Head - Lucknow, Tata Motors Ltd.; Jacques Esculier, Chairman and CEO, WABCO; P. Kaniappan, Vice President, WABCO India; Leon Liu, President, Truck, Bus and Car OEMs Division, WABCO; and Vijeyandra Pandian, Indian Administrative Service and Additional Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corp.

WABCO Holdings Inc. recently opened its fifth manufacturing facility in India, located in Lucknow. The new plant will supply advanced braking technologies, including antilock braking systems (ABS), actuators, and a range of braking valves, for multiple global heavy-truck and bus manufacturers operating in India. The new 479,000-ft² (45,000-m²) facility currently employs around 150 people. WABCO expects to employ about 300 people when the factory reaches full production capacity by the end of 2015. “As a strategic Tier 1 supplier, WABCO continues to support Tata Motors in the development and delivery of...innovative technologies that help improve the safety and efficiency of Tata trucks and buses on India’s roads,” said Rajnish Julka, Plant Head - Lucknow, Tata Motors Ltd., at the inauguration ceremony. WABCO’s four existing plants include two in Chennai, one in Jamshedpur, and another in Pantnagar.

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