WABCO Holdings Inc. has entered into a long-term supply agreement with Daimler Trucks North America to supply its Maxxus air disc brake technology for series production on DTNA’s trucks starting in July 2012.
According to WABCO, Maxxus technology is the lightest and highest performing single-piston air disc brake for North America’s commercial vehicle industry. Maxxus is said to reduce the vehicle’s overall weight, which boosts fuel efficiency and enables increased transport payload. WABCO says Maxxus air disc brakes are based on the company’s Maxx22 single-piston technology that the company pioneered in Europe.
Maxx22 brakes are said to be the lightest and highest performing single-piston air disc brakes, and have been adopted by major globally operating makers of commercial trucks and buses.
“We are proud to supply Daimler Trucks North America with WABCO’s Maxxus air disc brakes, a new game-changing generation of high performance, low weight braking technology that increases vehicle safety and efficiency,” says Nikhil Varty, WABCO president, Americas. “Maxxus is yet another mark of WABCO’s technology leadership as we further demonstrate our commitment to North America’s commercial vehicle industry.”