Belgium – The provider of safety and efficiency technologies for commercial vehicles (CVs) has won a long-term contract with a major manufacturer to supply brake actuators for a new truck platform which is due to enter South-east Asian markets. Series production of the model will begin in 2016 at the customer’s plant in Rayong, Thailand.

Designed by WABCO engineers in India, the brake actuators have been optimised for South-east Asian product applications and adhere to regulations governing local content.

WABCO’s factory in Rayong is the newest in the company’s global manufacturing network, which stretches across 11 countries and four continents. Opened in 2013, the plant is currently producing zero defects per million parts. Following the extension of an existing agreement to 2021, WABCO Rayong will also continue to equip the customer’s medium and heavy-duty trucks which are manufactured in Thailand, India and China.

“This new long-term contract demonstrates how we have further leveraged the global power of WABCO through outstanding engineering and design capabilities in India, combined with newly established world-class manufacturing capacity located in Thailand,” commented Leon Liu, WABCO president, Truck, Bus & Car Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) Division.