WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) announced that it is supplying MAN Latin America in support of their contract with the federal government in Brazil to produce 4,000 school buses featuring improved vehicle safety and passenger comfort.
MAN Latin America, the market leader in Brazil, is part of the MAN Group, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles and diesel engines.
As part of a national program to modernize the school bus fleet in Brazil, the federal government has ordered 4,000 of MAN Latin America’s Volksbus buses, the vehicle maker’s largest delivery ever. WABCO is supplying a range of products and innovative solutions that deliver advanced safety and enable cleaner, more efficient operation over the lifetime of the vehicles. Due for delivery by the end of 2011, these buses will further expand Brazil’s public transportation system for schoolchildren in cities and rural areas.
“We are proud to contribute to MAN Latin America’s increasingly successful Volksbus as this vehicle demonstrates high quality transportation and enhanced safety alike,” said Nikhil Varty, WABCO Vice President, Compression and Braking. “On this Volksbus made for transporting schoolchildren in Brazil, WABCO’s content helps significantly to improve vehicle safety while increasing passenger comfort.”