WABCO Holdings has acquired the remaining 51% stake in its South African partnership with Sturrock and Robson Industries forming WABCO South Africa. The move will enable the company to introduce its extended global portfolio to the Sub-Saharan region. WABCO’s product portfolio includes world-class systems for advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation and aerodynamics. WABCO has been present in South Africa through the partnership since 1995.
“WABCO’s customers in South Africa and neighbouring countries include the region’s top five trailer manufacturers, a strong aftermarket network and a wide range of commercial vehicle OEMs. With more than 25 years of local experience, a strong leadership team and now a fully owned operation, WABCO is positioned as a highly attractive partner to these big players as they seek to grow their own businesses in the Sub-Saharan markets,” said Nick Rens, President Trailer, Aftermarket and Off-Highway Division at WABCO.
WABCO South Africa has its head office as well as a distribution, assembly and vehicle testing facility in Germiston, near Johannesburg. The organization will be integrated into WABCO’s Trailer Systems, Off-Highway and Aftermarket Division. Its management team, led by South African Team Leader, Enoch Silcock remains unchanged. A total of 46 new staff members will join WABCO as part of the transition.