Wabco has laid the foundation stone for its new Engineering Innovation Centre in Hanover, Germany.
Starting in 2018, around 450 employees will work in an area of 11,500 square metres on technologies and systems for commercial vehicles worldwide.
The Innovation Centre will play a significant role in the development of new solutions that support the commercial vehicle industry to pave the way towards more connected and automated driving.
Also situated in the Innovation Centre will be Wabco’s advanced development department, which works on future projects such as e-mobility and automated driving in the commercial vehicle sector.
Wabco will invest around EUR25m (US$27m) in the construction of the Engineering Centre.
“With the investment in the Engineering Innovation Centre we are setting standards for a modern engineering environment which will enable the development of many new efficient systems and innovative solutions,” said Wabco managing director Juergen Heller.
“At the same time, we are strengthening Wabco’s position, due to additional product development capacities and the infrastructure that will be created here.”