Technology company, WABCO, has opened a new Global Test Center in Wroclaw, Poland, enabling functional and durability testing in extreme climatic chambers to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles.
The facility is an extension to the existing WABCO Research and Development (R&D) Center which opened in October 2014 and represents an investment of 3.3 million USD.
The facility will enable performance and endurance tests for a range of solutions including its Modular Braking Systems Platform (mBSP), Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) and car compressors, all of which improve vehicle safety and efficiency.
A variety of climate chambers enables state of the art automotive testing and measurements in extreme temperature ranges. An additional rapid prototyping workshop for valve technologies will also be installed on-site.
“The new Wroclaw Test Center will enable us to increase our capacity in product validation allowing us to deliver greater value and quality to our customers,” said WABCO Poland Engineering Site Leader, Dr Eng. Elżbieta Gawin.
“Through expansion of our R&D Center capabilities, our employees will gain further experiences and competences in mastering product and system development that improve the safety, efficiency and communication of heavy duty vehicles that we see every day on our roads,” said WABCO Poland Country & Site Leader, Paweł Pałubiński. “This investment further strengthens our position as one of the largest employers of skilled workers in the Lower Silesia Region.”
In other news, Vice President Trailer Systems, Christiaan Verschueren, speaks about how WABCO’s new Global Intelligent Braking Platform is a cornerstone of the Trailer Intelligence mobilisation and paves the way to the ACE-ready trailer.
(Image: The new Global Test Center in Wroclaw, Poland was officially opened by Dr Christian Brenneke, CTO; Jerome Esculier, Head of Engineering EMEA; Thomas Papenheim, Director of Testing; Pawel Palubinski, Country & Site Leader at WABCO Poland and Elzbieta Gawin, Engineering Site Leader at WABCO Poland.)