Wabco has announced the inauguration of a new advanced production base in Rayong, Thailand, to support increased local demand for braking systems from major commercial vehicle manufacturers.

As the only full braking system provider for commercial vehicles in Southeast Asia, Wabco says its new 5,692-square-meter facility provides an 'important strategic foothold in this rapidly expanding market'.  Wabco says that remaining within the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate, the move to larger premises enables it to optimize efficiency and expand its manufacturing footprint by more than 50 percent. With capacity for future growth, production at the new facility will include brake chambers, spring brake actuators, load sensing proportioning valve, multi-circuit protection valve and electronic braking systems (EBS).

"Our new Rayong facility is a clear demonstration of Wabco's continued commitment to the Southeast Asia market and our successful 'local-for-local' strategy," said Sujie Yu, President, Wabco Asia-Pacific and Business Leader, China. "Enabling Wabco to further build on its close local customer partnerships, this new facility will develop and deliver key advanced technologies and services that are key differentiators for Wabco in driving continued success in this important growth market."

"Since first establishing a base in Thailand in 2013, Wabco has grown rapidly and become a valued partner for many of the region's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers," said Hiroomi Tanno, General Manager of Wabco Thailand. "The rapid pace of growth in Southeast Asia and the significant opportunities presented have fueled the need for a much larger facility to support our world-class manufacturing capabilities. As a result, Wabco is well prepared to meet rising customer demand and to capture new opportunities for our advanced braking systems in the Southeast Asia market."

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