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WABCO Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic, mechanical, and mechatronic products for commercial truck, trailer, bus, and passenger car manufacturers worldwide. It manufactures and sells control systems, including braking, stability, suspension, transmission control, and air compressing and processing systems primarily for commercial vehicles. The company offers pneumatic anti-lock braking systems (ABS), electronic braking systems (EBS), automated manual transmission systems, and air disc brakes; and various conventional mechanical products, such as actuators, air compressors, and air control valves for heavy and medium-sized trucks, trailers, and buses. It also supplies electronic suspension controls and vacuum pumps to the car and sport utility vehicles markets In addition, the company provides replacement parts, diagnostic tools, training, remanufacturing, and other services to commercial vehicle aftermarket distributors, repair shops, and fleet operators. The company serves truck and bus original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), trailer OEMs, and automotive OEMs, as well as commercial vehicle aftermarket distributors of replacement parts and services. WABCO Holdings Inc. primarily markets its products through sales force. It has a strategic alliance with SmartDrive Systems, Inc. for providing safety and efficiency solutions to commercial vehicle fleets in North America. The company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

10,860 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/13/14
Founded in 1869

wabco holdings inc (WBC) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Executive Vice President and President of Tru...
Total Annual Compensation: $375.5K
President of Americas and Vice President of M...
Total Annual Compensation: $364.1K
Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President,...
Total Annual Compensation: $185.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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WABCO Holdings Inc. Announces OptiLink(TM) Technology

WABCO Holdings Inc. announced OptiLink(TM) technology, the industry's first mobile application that remotely controls and monitors a suite of vehicle safety and efficiency functions on truck-trailer combinations, at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 in Hanover, Germany. WABCO's new OptiLink technology is the first on the market to provide a single user interface via a mobile device, such as a smartphone, to monitor and control multiple functions on both the truck and trailer. Available in 11 languages, WABCO's new OptiLink application offers easy operator access to 18 functions, providing the industry's widest range of functions for tractor-trailer combinations through a single mobile device. WABCO's new OptiLink mobile application will be one of the features in the WABCO App. It equips drivers with an easy-to-use display of highly visualized information from the vehicles' onboard systems, such as suspension control, lift axle control and brake functions. It also allows users to tailor their OptiLink "dashboard" according to preferences for control and monitoring of vehicle safety, efficiency, performance and comfort. Through OptiLink, WABCO's suite of differentiated vehicle control functions that help to make trucks and trailers safer, easier and more efficient to operate, a range of broad functionalities will be at the user's fingertips. Truck and trailer functions that will be remotely monitored and controlled through OptiLink include: OptiRide(TM) electronically controlled air suspension for trucks and trailers. OptiLevel(TM) with six modules for trailers, including Lift & Lower and Memory Level. OptiLoad(TM) automatically mitigates overload on the truck-trailer's traction axles. OptiTurn(TM) improves trailer maneuverability in roundabouts and around corners. Traction Help increases traction of a truck's rear axle on slippery surfaces. The WABCO App features multiple, additional functionalities, including WABCO News, advanced location finder of service partners worldwide, verification of genuine WABCO parts, as well as online technical resources for diagnostics. WABCO's mobile application is available on iOS, Apple's mobile operating system; and on Android, the mobile operating system backed by Google and others.

WABCO Holdings Inc. Expands Electronically Controlled Air Suspension Technology Branded OptiRide

WABCO Holdings Inc. announced that it further expanded its electronically controlled air suspension technology - branded OptiRide(TM) - to the truck market in China. As a result, China National Heavy Truck Corporation (CNHTC), has adopted WABCO's OptiRide in series production on multiple truck platforms across a range of axle configurations. The announcement was made at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 in Hanover, Germany. WABCO is the first and only supplier of electronically controlled air suspension technology for truck and bus manufacturers in China, the world's largest commercial vehicle market. The company has already equipped around 40,000 buses on Chinese roads with its OptiRide systems. Unlike steel-spring suspension, WABCO's OptiRide enables lifting and lowering of the vehicle, resulting in more efficient cargo handling and operating time savings. It provides automatic load transfer to mitigate axle overload, which helps to reduce vehicle wear-and-tear and other operational costs. With appropriate axle configuration, OptiRide's function for automatic load transfer improves vehicle traction and eases steering. In addition, OptiRide offers an optional function for axle load monitoring that automatically warns the driver in case of overload, which can further lower total cost of vehicle ownership.

WABCO Holdings Inc. Reaffirms Unaudited Earnings Guidance for the Year 2014

WABCO Holdings Inc. reaffirmed unaudited earnings guidance for the year 2014. The company expects full year 2014 sales growth to range from 6% to 9% in local currencies and operating margin to range from 12.9% to 13.3% on a performance basis or from 12.2% to 12.6% on a U.S. GAAP basis. WABCO's diluted EPS is expected to range from $5.45 to $5.75 on a performance basis or from $4.77 to $5.07 on a U.S. GAAP basis. Performance net income attributable to company was expected to be between $332.5 million compared to $350.8 million.


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