WABCO Vehicle Control Systems
|Traded as||NYSE: WBC|
|Industry||Component manufacture and supply for commercial vehicles|
|Predecessor(s)||Westinghouse Air Brake Company|
|Founded||in 1869 as Westinghouse Air Brake Company|
|Key people||Jacques Esculier, CEO and AH|
|Products||electronic braking systems
transmission automation systems
|Revenue||USD 2.4 billion (2007)|
WABCO Vehicle Control Systems is a provider of electronic braking, stability, suspension and transmission automation systems for heavy duty commercial vehicles.
Founded in the U.S. in 1869 as Westinghouse Air Brake Company, WABCO was acquired by American Standard in 1968 and spun off in 2007. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, WABCO employs more than 7700 people in 31 countries worldwide. In the third quarter of 2008, WABCO’s total sales were $655 million, a rise of 10% over the previous year. WABCO is a publicly traded company and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange as WABCO Holdings Inc, with the stock symbol WBC.
- Wabtec - another spin off from the Westinghouse Air Brake Company still based in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, United States