WABCO Holdings has received its largest ever contract in South Korea from Hyundai Motor Company to supply MAXX single-piston air disc brake technology for series production on Hyundai’s new medium-duty trucks starting from August 2019. With over five million systems sold, WABCO’s MAXX represents the lightest and highest performing single-piston ADB range for commercial vehicles and offers a number of differentiating benefits for original equipment manufacturers. Superbly engineered and compactly designed, MAXX offers a potential vehicle weight reduction of 100 kilograms with optimised wheel ends when compared to conventional drum brakes, which helps improve fuel efficiency and enables increased transport payloads.
WABCO’s MAXX ADB also provide enhanced safety and efficiency with shorter stopping distances and easier maintenance over conventional drum brakes. Hyundai Motors will now become the first manufacturer to adopt ADB technology on all axles as standard on medium-duty trucks in the South Korean market. Significantly reducing brake noise, Hyundai Motor’s new range of medium-duty trucks will be equipped with WABCO’s MAXX19 ADB featuring a specially customised new brake pad solution.
“I am pleased that we are leading the way in the South Korean market by adopting WABCO’s high-performance air-disc brakes as a standard feature. This agreement further extends our long-standing relationship with WABCO. WABCO’s passionate, innovative support and braking systems leadership delivers a distinct technology advantage, enabling us to further differentiate and strengthen our position in the market,” said Young Duk Tak, Executive Vice President, Hyundai Motor Company.
“Representing our largest ever contract in South Korea, this ground-breaking air disk brake agreement builds on the success of over two decades of working in close partnership with Hyundai Motor Company,” said Sujie Yu, WABCO President, APAC and Business Leader, China. “Building on WABCO‘s strategy of technology leadership, globalization and excellence in execution, we are successfully leveraging WABCO‘s localized engineering capability, market intimacy and cost-competitive supply chain across the region to deliver affordable technologies, customized solutions and differentiating value for local original equipment manufacturers.“