Wabco announces new €25m facility in Germany

Component specialist, Wabco, has confirmed the development of a new Engineering Innovation Centre in Hanover, Germany.

Representatives from government and industry joined this week’s foundation stone ceremony in Hanover for the new 25 million Euro 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,” said Juergen Heller, Managing Director at Wabco Germany.

“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.”

According to Wabco, the facility will open in 2018 and house approximately 450 employees across an area of 11,500m². 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.

Wabco's Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Christian Wiehen, added. “The Engineering Innovation Centre will be the new hub of our product development. 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.”

Photo (L-R): Jürgen Heller, Managing Director at WABCO Germany and Dr. Christian Wiehen, Chief Technology Officer at WABCO at the foundation stone ceremony of the new Engineering Innovation Center in Hanover.

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