WABCO Holdings Inc., the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, announces that it has been awarded the PACCAR Inc. Supplier Performance Management (SPM) Achiever Award for its industry-leading Sheppard steering technology business acquired in 2017. This is the third year in a row that Sheppard has received this honor.
PACCAR Inc, a leading global truck manufacturer, annually recognizes its top performing suppliers in the areas of product development, operations support and business alignment with the truck maker’s objectives. Through the SPM program, suppliers and PACCAR collaborate to identify performance enhancements and to develop product innovations. PACCAR selected Sheppard, a WABCO company, for its engineering support and responsiveness to joint customers.
“We are excited about the heightened levels of performance achieved by our suppliers since we launched the SPM program four years ago,” says Ron Augustyn, PACCAR Vice President of Global Purchasing. “We appreciate the value created for customers, dealers and PACCAR from continuous improvement initiatives under the program.“
“We are honored to receive PACCAR’s Supplier Performance Management Achiever Award on behalf of our entire team,” says Piotr Sroka, WABCO Business Leader, Global Steering. “We continue to build on over two decades of strategic partnership with PACCAR by contributing advanced steering systems to the commercial vehicle manufacturer’s world-class Kenworth and Peterbilt truck brands in North America.”
“PACCAR’s supplier award powerfully demonstrates how WABCO’s broad portfolio of industry-leading technologies helps improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators in North America and worldwide,” says Jon Morrison, WABCO President, Americas. “The recent addition of Sheppard’s suite of power-steering gears enables the combination of active steering, active braking, electronic stability control and other advanced driver assistance systems to help realize the commercial vehicle industry’s vision of increasingly autonomous driving.”
Sheppard employs approximately 900 people at its U.S. facilities in Hanover, PA, and Wytheville, VA.