Wabco says it has entered into several long-term supply agreements with JMCH, a new customer and an established major truck manufacturer based in China and expanding into the heavy-duty truck segment.
The supplier’s new business involves wheel-end solutions, including air-disc brakes, as well as conventional brake valves, other brake components and clutch servo technology.
Wabco will support two new and separate platforms for the customer’s different brands of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Series production is planned to begin in three years for the Chinese market and expected export to South East Asia.
Among other vehicle safety and efficiency technologies, Wabco will supply JMCH with MAXX air disc brakes (ADB).
In addition to using its engineering and production capabilities in China, Wabco is serving JMCH by leveraging Wabco’s global engineering, supply chain and manufacturing resources in Europe, Turkey and Brazil.
Located in Taiyuan, in Shanxi province, JMCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jiangling Motors Corporation.
“Wabco is proud to become JMCH’s new supplier of choice as we had anticipated their vehicle safety and efficiency needs for their different platforms serving the Chinese market and other potential economies in South East Asia,” said Wabco VP Asia Pacific, Sujie Yu.