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WABCO Completes Acquisition of R.H. Sheppard

| September 21, 2017

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WABCO Holdings Inc., a leading global supplier of technologies for commercial vehicles,  announced that it has completed the acquisition of RH Sheppard Co., a key supplier of  steering technologies for commercial vehicles.

Sheppard currently offers a suite of power-steering gears for heavy-duty commercial and specialty vehicles. Employing more than 900 persons at its U.S. facilities in Hanover, Pennsylvania, and Wytheville, Virginia, Sheppard provides precision engineered engine pumps and state-of-the-art remanufacturing services. Moving forward, Sheppard will be fully integrated into WABCO’s North America Business Unit, with its technology becoming part of WABCO’s extensive Vehicle Dynamics and Controls Business.

“ As we grow together and combine WABCO’s and Sheppard’s industry-leading technologies, we will provide differentiating solutions for braking, stability and steering control to commercial vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators across the globe,” said Jon Morrison, WABCO President, Americas.

“The powerful combination of our breakthrough technologies, including active steering, active braking, electronic stability control and other advanced driver assistance systems, is a key milestone in our strategy to enable the commercial vehicle industry’s vision of autonomous driving worldwide,” said Jorge Solis, WABCO President, Truck, Bus and Car Original Equipment Manufacturers Division.

Full dynamic control of commercial vehicles – lateral and longitudinal – is necessary to progressively achieve the industry’s vision of autonomous driving. WABCO noted that the “acquisition of Sheppard is a key step toward providing lateral control through active steering, which is a cornerstone that complements WABCO’s ability to control longitudinal movement through active braking, stability and suspension control systems.”

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