WABCO in AMT tech deal with European firm
WABCO, 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 close to the sites where this major customer plans to produce new gearbox and transmissions.
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. WABCO’s technology leadership in AMT offers multiple benefits to our clients, including a reduction in fuel costs and increased safety and driver comfort,” Jorge Solis, WABCO President, Truck, Bus and Car Original Equipment Manufacturers Division, said.
WABCO AMT solutions can enable drivers to focus their attention on road and traffic conditions, resulting in increased comfort and safety.
With AMT, vehicle operators can reduce mechanical wear on gearboxes, lower maintenance costs and decrease vehicle downtime.