ProVia Showcases Expanded Aftermarket Parts Portfolio at Automechanika Frankfurt 2016; Adds Three Product Lines Specifically Engineered to Optimize Safety, Reliability and Affordability

FRANKFURT, Germany – September 13, 2016 – ProVia, a brand for safe and reliable budget aftermarket parts for commercial vehicles, will showcase three new product lines at Automechanika Frankfurt 2016. The event, known as one of the automotive service industry’s leading trade fairs, will take place from September 13-17, 2016 at Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany.

Launched in January 2016, ProVia’s initial product offerings included Brake PadsCoupling HeadsCoiled Tubes and Relay Valves. Now with over 150 distributors in more than 20 countries, ProVia has nearly doubled its product portfolio in just eight months by adding Air Dryer CartridgesPressure Limiting Valves and Wheel Speed Sensors. In addition, ProVia now offers twice as many variants of its Relay Valves than were initially available, and has expanded its line of Brake Pads by 45 percent since the ProVia launch.

Developed by aftermarket specialists, ProVia parts are specifically engineered to provide reliable performance and are manufactured to precise standards, with no frills yet no compromise on quality or safety. ProVia helps distributors, workshops and fleet operators serving the commercial vehicle industry worldwide to bridge the gap between low-end budget parts which can often fall short of quality and reliability expectations and the higher investment required for premium level aftermarket parts for trucks, buses, and trailers – striking a powerful balance between safety, reliability and cost.

“Operators previously had to choose between the parts in which they were confident, or the parts which fit their budget. ProVia offers a no-compromise alternative,” said Philippe Colpron, WABCO Vice President, Aftermarket. “We are thrilled to respond to the needs of distributors, workshops and fleet operators by bringing additional products to the market with great speed, and with the assurance of superior engineering and manufacturing.”

New products being highlighted at Automechanika Frankfurt 2016 include:

Air Dryer Cartridges – Engineered, tested and approved by aftermarket specialists, ProVia cartridges provide the first line of defense in protecting a vehicle’s air system.  Manufactured with high quality moisture absorbing material and in compliance with ISO / TS certification 16949.2009, they can be applied to the majority of heavy-duty commercial vehicle make and models worldwide.

Wheel Speed Sensors – Essential for safety and performance monitoring, ProVia wheel speed sensors feature a universal design that deliver reliable signal integrity and consistent performance in temperatures up to 150⁰C. With only 20 variants, ProVia serves an impressive range of 105 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) cross references.

Pressure Limiting Valves – Pressure limiting valves help ensure correct, consistent system pressures to maintain balance and protect equipment. ProVia’s universal design covers multiple OE applications, serving 63 Original Equipment Manufacturer cross references with 15 variants. Like all ProVia parts, they are available in small lot sizes and with quick delivery times.

ProVia plans to further expand the product offerings available through its global distribution network by the end of 2016 by adding Clutch Servos, Spring Brake Actuators, Air Dryers and Rotary Slide Valves. By year-end 2017 the brand plans to offer approximately 25 product categories globally, providing a comprehensive range of products in the commercial vehicles braking system budget spare parts segment.

Behind ProVia is the industry-leading capability of WABCO’s extensive global engineering, manufacturing, distribution and service network for aftermarket parts. As a result, ProVia ensures safe, reliable products with quick delivery times and high affordability.

ProVia / WABCO at Automechanika Frankfurt 2016

September 13-17, 2016
Messe Frankfurt
Hall 5.0, B81

 

Press Photo / Caption: “There’s more in every box.” ProVia blends affordability and reliability throughout a portfolio of more than 75 products in seven categories including (clockwise from top) coiled and straight tubes, air cartridges, pressure limiting valves, relay valves, wheel speed sensors, brake pads and coupling heads.

 

About ProVia

ProVia is a commercial vehicle budget spare parts brand that delivers reliable performance, with no frills, yet no compromise on quality or safety for commercial trucks, buses, and trailers. ProVia offers more than 75 products across key replacement categories, including brake pads, coupling heads, relay valves, coiled tubes, relay valves, air dryer cartridges, wheel speed sensors and pressure limiting valves. ProVia is sold by over 150 distributors in more than 20 countries. For more information, visit www.provia-auto.com/home/.

About WABCO

WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations for advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation and aerodynamics. Partnering with the transportation industry as it maps a route toward autonomous driving, WABCO also uniquely connects trucks, trailers, drivers, cargo, and fleet operators through telematics, as well as advanced fleet management and mobile solutions. WABCO reported sales of $2.6 billion in 2015. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, WABCO has 12,000 employees in 39 countries. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.

ProVia media contact

Nina Friedmann, +49 69 719168-171, [email protected]

WABCO media contact

Tobias Mueller, +49 89 4702771-12, [email protected]