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February 4, 2019updated 15 Mar 2022 6:11am

Wabco inks US$230m car air suspension deal

Wabco Holdings has signed a long-term agreement to develop and supply air suspension for "one of the world's largest manufacturers of premium passenger cars based in Europe".

By Olly Wehring

Wabco Holdings has signed a long-term agreement to develop and supply air suspension for “one of the world’s largest manufacturers of premium passenger cars based in Europe”.

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Under this latest 10 year agreement, Wabco will develop and deliver an air supply module along with control software to operate a range of air suspension system configurations for a high volume, global premium passenger car platform.

Air suspension is now standard on most of the manufacturer’s electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles so Wabco will support a 30% increase in air suspension production volume compared to the preceding car platform.

Air suspension systems automatically adjust the vehicle to the optimum ride height, independent of the vehicle’s load. This is particularly important for electric vehicles to ensure sufficient ground clearance levels are maintained to protect their batteries.

The air supply module includes compressors with an integrated air dryer and air intake filter, acoustic and vibration isolation system, as well as an air-flow distribution valve-block that controls air spring actuation. The modules follow the open system principle, enabling virtual silence during operation due to the substantially improved acoustics of the compressors and its optimised isolation within the vehicle structure.

“We are proud that this major European manufacturer has continued to put its faith in Wabco for its latest premium passenger car platform,” said Nick Rens, Wabco president, EMEA.

“With premium car customers increasingly valuing air suspension as standard equipment, we are delighted that our leading air suspension technologies continue to support advanced driving capabilities, enhancing driving comfort and vehicle safety.”

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