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Wabco lays foundation stone for new Engineering Innovation Centre

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Wabco Holdings Inc. has laid the foundation stone for its new Engineering Innovation Centre in Hanover, Germany. With this investment in the facility the company further strengthens its position as a global technology leader. The innovation centre will play a significant role in the development of new solutions that support the commercial vehicle industry to pave the way towards more connected and automated driving and create safer and more efficient trucks, buses and trailers. In addition to laboratories and test rooms, innovative office spaces will be created, helping to make the cooperation of various product development teams even more efficient. In order to continuously advance an atmosphere of creativity, a team of engineers was involved in the designing process of the new offices. Also situated in the Innovation Centre will be WABCO’s advanced development department, which works on future projects such as e-mobility and automated driving in the commercial vehicle sector. WABCO invests approximately 25 million Euros in the construction of the Engineering Innovation Centre.
“With the investment in the Engineering Innovation Centre we are setting new standards for a modern engineering environment which will enable the development of many new efficient systems and innovative solutions. At the same time, we are strengthening WABCO’s position as a technology leader due to additional product development capacities and the flexible infrastructure that will be created here,” said Juergen Heller, Managing Director at WABCO Germany. “The Engineering Innovation Centre will be the new hub of our product development,” added Dr. Christian Wiehen, WABCO’s Chief Technology Officer. “We are looking forward to working on the next generations of technologies that make commercial vehicles even more safe and thus help to save lives.”

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