WABCO Holdings Inc. announced its first major steering system deal in India following its September 2017 acquisition of R.H. Sheppard, a key supplier of steering technologies for commercial vehicles.
In an effort to demonstrating WABCO’s commitment to expand and to globalize its steering business beyond the U.S., this supply agreement with Tata Motors in India represents an important first milestone in delivering steering solutions to customers internationally.
As a full systems tier one supplier to Tata Motors, WABCO is equipping the manufacturer with its hydraulic power steering systems, helping them to meet increasing demand for new heavy-duty trucks locally following recent legislation changes to restrict axle weight loads.
WABCO’s M110 heavy-duty hydraulic power steering gears and assemblies meet Tata Motors’ power-steering performance and reliability requirements. M-Series gears have been the industry design standard since 1986 and use high quality materials and components manufactured to high standards.
“This landmark steering technology agreement with Tata Motors in India is another example of WABCO’s powerful ability to globalize our rich technology portfolio,” said Jorge Solis, WABCO President, Truck, Bus and Car OEM Division.
“Further augmenting our advanced driver assistance and braking systems with our industry-leading steering capability makes WABCO uniquely placed to serve OEMs in every market,” Solis added.
“We are delighted that the introduction of WABCO’s industry-leading steering systems for the first time in India further differentiates our strong partnership with Tata Motors, while helping them to meet this additional level of demand,” added P. Kaniappan, WABCO India Managing Director.