WABCO wins 2011 quality achievement award in Europe from PACCAR

WABCO Holdings Inc, a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today said that WABCO in the Netherlands has been recognized with a top award for quality achievement throughout 2011 by PACCAR Inc. Headquartered in Bellevue WA, PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality commercial trucks under the DAF, Kenworth, and Peterbilt nameplates.

PACCAR recently honored WABCO’s manufacturing facility in Meppel, the Netherlands, which supplies vehicle parts and components for DAF trucks in series production at quality levels that equal or exceed PACCAR’s requirements. PACCAR’s measure of quality requires 50 or fewer defects out of every one million parts produced by a supplier. From Meppel, WABCO’s supplies its leading TRISTOP™ brake actuators, one of the most reliable commercial vehicle safety products in the European market.

“We appreciate the quality products and services that WABCO provides for DAF trucks,” said Helene Mawyer, vice-president quality, PACCAR Inc. “Throughout the world, our truck brands have earned a reputation for unsurpassed quality, and much of the credit for this success goes to suppliers like WABCO who meet or exceed our quality expectations.”

Mike Thompson, WABCO vice-president, compression and braking, said: “We are proud to be honored by PACCAR for helping to sustain the high-quality standards of DAF trucks, and this prestigious award demonstrates WABCO’s passion for excellence in execution. PACCAR’s top quality award exemplifies our commitment to ongoing partnership with customers to advance vehicle safety and efficiency, further differentiating WABCO as a supplier of choice for globally operating manufacturers of commercial vehicles.”

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