Wabco Building U.S. Factory to Make Air Disc Brakes – News – TruckingInfo.com

LOUISVILLE, KY — Wabco North America says air disc brakes are now selling at a high enough rate that it is building a plant in the United States to manufacture them instead of importing them from Germany.

The company is spending $17 million to erect the factory in Charleston, S.C., said Jon Morrison, Wabco’s president, Americas, at a press briefing Thursday, just before the opening of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.Production will begin this fall, and will help bring down the cost of ADBs for truck buyers.

Disc brakes’ advantages over drum brakes include better performance, longer pad life, easier maintenance, and fewer out-of-adjustment problems that lead to citations. Millions are being used in Europe and have proven safe, reliable and economical, Morrison said, and the word is getting out here.

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