Wabco Holdings Inc, a leading
global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and
connectivity of commercial vehicles, has acquired a new customer, Mahindra
& Mahindra, one of India’s largest manufacturers of passenger cars and
sport-utility vehicles. In a breakthrough multi-year agreement, Wabco will
supply vacuum pumps across all Mahindra & Mahindra’s major engine
platforms, with series production expected to begin in late 2017.
Wabco will supply this
original equipment manufacturer (OEM) with industry-leading compact vacuum
pumps that feature modular, lightweight design and ultra-low power consumption
for braking as well as non-braking functions. This innovative vacuum pump
technology enables better fuel economy and reduced emissions. Furthermore, to
deliver differentiated service to Mahindra & Mahindra, Wabco’s product
application and world-class manufacturing will be implemented locally in India.
“Mahindra is empowered and
driven to engineer and manufacture passenger cars that are robust, reliable,
economy minded and environmentally responsible,” said Bhupesh Patil, Senior
General Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Mahindra & Mahindra, adding that
“Wabco’s technology leadership in vacuum pumps is consistent with our
commitment to innovation, enabling us to achieve automotive breakthroughs and
helping us to build cars that thrill their owners.”
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