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Wabco enters into multi-year agreement with Geely

Wabco, a global supplier of safety, efficiency and connectivity technologies, has announced details of a new multi-year supply agreement with Chinese OEM, Geely. An existing customer of Wabco, the new deal will see Geely supplied with the vast majority of vacuum pumps for its range of cars and sport-utility vehicles starting in 2019.

Wabco’s compact vacuum pumps feature a modular, lightweight design and ultra-low power consumption for braking and non-braking functions on gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engines. The supplier states that its vacuum pump technology enables better fuel economy and reduced emissions. Wabco has also announced that production of the new contract will take place at its Qingdao, China, facility.

“We are proud to partner with Geely and connect Wabco’s technology leadership to support their pursuit of automotive excellence,” said Sujie Yu, Wabco vice president, Asia Pacific. “This major contract further enhances our long-term prospects in China, a growth market for passenger cars and sport-utility vehicles. This new business achievement also demonstrates increasing recognition by leading car makers for Wabco’s differentiation through innovation, high quality, cost effectiveness and localized product expertise.”

“Our multi-year agreement with Geely is yet another example of Wabco's technology leadership in vacuum pumps as we continue to gain momentum with car makers across the globe, enabling them to improve fuel economy, produce cleaner, greener vehicles, and enhance driver satisfaction,” added Yu. “Wabco differentiates by continually setting industry standards for vacuum pumps that meet rising needs for high performance and ultra-low power consumption.”

10 August 2016


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