WABCO Holdings announced it will acquire full distribution rights for its complete aftermarket product portfolio, including WABCO-branded ABS technologies, stability control, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), air systems and other replacement products previously distributed by Meritor.
WABCO will acquire the distribution rights through termination of an existing exclusive distribution agreement.
As a result of the agreement, and for the first time in company history, the entire WABCO North American aftermarket product line – as well as all related sales, distribution, customer service and technical support – will be provided directly by WABCO in North America.
“As a single point of contact for this expanded platform, we look forward to providing our industry-leading commercial-vehicle technologies through a growing network of authorized WABCO distributors and service providers throughout the North American market,” said Jon Morrison, president of WABCO Americas. “We will use this platform to deliver an enhanced customer experience for OE service providers, aftermarket parts distributors and fleets seeking to maximize uptime and reduce cost-per-mile for each asset at every stage of its ownership service lifecycle.”
WABCO’s portfolio of aftermarket lifecycle solutions, including WABCO original parts, remanufactured solutions and ProVia aftermarket products currently distributed by Meritor, include electronic stability-control systems and components; hydraulic and pneumatic tractor and trailer anti-lock braking system components; WABCO OnGuard and OnLane ADAS systems; electronically controlled air suspension systems and parts; air dryers and cartridges, including System Saver and ProVia series; air compressors; and other items.
The company expects to begin directly distributing these products to OE service providers and aftermarket distributors in March.
In addition to the products currently distributed by Meritor, WABCO offers an extensive range of replacement components and repair kits for air disc brakes, brake chambers, automatic slack adjusters, OnSide blind-spot detection systems, automated manual transmissions, aerodynamic solutions, MICOhydraulic components and brake systems.
The company further supports customers via extensive sales and technical training, advanced diagnostic solutions, technical services and parts-ordering support provided through the WABCO Customer Care Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Aftermarket distributors can learn how to become a WABCO distributor by calling the WABCO Customer Care Center at 855-223-3203.