Sweden-based company, Haldex, will be the leading supplier of Electronic Braking Systems (EBS) and air suspension systems for Polish OEM, Wielton Group, as it expands its services for fleets across Europe.
Wielton Group has signed a three-year contract for Haldex to supply EBS and air suspension systems.
Wielton Group is reported to manufacture approximately 16,000 vehicles per year; its portfolio of brands include Wielton, Poland (8,000 trailers), Fruehauf, France (5,000 trailers), Lawrence David, UK (2,500 trailers) and Langendorf, Germany, (1,000 trailers).
EBS controls the braking system electronically and can distribute the braking force differently between the wheels depending on need which results in a shorter braking distance compared to systems without EBS where the braking force on the wheels is always the same.
The contract with the Wielton Group will be the first contract under which Haldex will supply the new generation called EBS 4.0.
“This contract gives us an excellent opportunity to introduce our new EBS 4.0 for trailers for the whole Wielton Group and to grow the service and aftermarket throughout Europe,” said Haldex Vice President – Trailer Europe, Klaus Regenfuss.
With an estimated contract value of a two-digit number in MEUR, the current partnership has been significantly expanded. Start of operations is planned to the end of Q1 2021.
(Image: Haldex Vice President – Trailer Europe, Klaus Regenfuss.)