Hyundai contract is for truck air disc brakes

Hyundai contract is for truck air disc brakes

Wabco Holdings has announced its largest ever contract in South Korea - with Hyundai Motor's trucks unit.

Under the long-term agreement with Hyundai Motor, South Korea's top manufacturer of commercial vehicles, Wabco will supply its "breakthrough" Maxx single-piston air disc brakes for new medium-duty trucks, starting in August 2019.

With over 5m systems sold, Wabco claims to be the global market leader for single-piston air disc brakes (ADB).

Wabco claims Maxx is the lightest and highest performing single-piston ADB range for commercial vehicles and offers a number of benefits for OEMs.

It offers a potential vehicle weight reduction of 100kg with optimised wheel ends when compared to conventional drum brakes which helps improve fuel efficiency and enables increased transport payloads. It also offers shorter stopping distances and easier maintenance over conventional drum brakes. With up to 25% fewer parts compared to other ADB brands, it offers superior reliability, faster serviceability and expanded service intervals, Wabco said.

Hyundai Motors will now become the first manufacturer to adopt ADB technology on all axles as standard on medium-duty trucks in South Korea. Significantly reducing brake noise, its new range of medium-duty trucks will be equipped with Wabco's Maxx19 ADB featuring a specially customised new brake pad.