ProVia Celebrates its Second Anniversary; Announces Significant Growth of its Budget Part Portfolio and Global Support Network

BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 16, 2018 – ProVia, the safety-focused and reliable budget aftermarket parts brand for commercial vehicle braking systems, today announced that it is celebrating its second anniversary. Launched by WABCO in 2016, ProVia marks its second birthday having achieved significant growth in its product portfolio as well as further expansion of its customer base world-wide.

Just two years on from its successful market launch, ProVia has quadrupled the number of products in its portfolio in response to growing customer demand. It now offers more than 160 budget parts across 21 separate product lines that are specifically designed to meet aftermarket needs. Today, ProVia’s extensive ‘no frills’ product range includes all major pneumatic braking replacement parts for trucks used by leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM), providing more than 1,300 OEM part cross references. ProVia will further extend its product portfolio in 2018 adding seven new product lines including Trailer Release Valves, Double Diaphragm Spring Brake Actuators and Quad Valves.

Marking a further important milestone in its growth story, ProVia has, in the past year alone, doubled its distribution network and its global reach to deliver significantly enhanced customer proximity and superior support levels. Increasingly establishing itself as a leading player in the commercial vehicle budget replacement parts market, ProVia is already sold through over 330 distributors in 1,000 locations across more than 55 countries world-wide from Europe, Africa and the Middle East to the Americas, Russia, China and South Korea. ProVia has also launched its first product range in North America and has plans to further expand its growing network in that market.

ProVia replacement parts are specifically engineered to provide an affordable aftermarket solution that is manufactured to industry-leading standards to consistently deliver a safe and reliable performance. ProVia supports distributors, workshops and fleet operators serving the commercial vehicle industry worldwide by bridging the gap between low-end budget parts which may fail to meet quality and reliability expectations and the additional expense of premium aftermarket parts for trucks, buses and trailers. Achieving an unrivalled balance between safety, reliability and cost, ProVia parts also offer operators the ability to maximize investment returns by helping to extend the revenue generating life span and safety performance of commercial vehicles.

 “We are delighted with ProVia’s rapid global expansion and significantly expanded product portfolio which has been fueled by increasing customer demand for the safety, reliability and quality that our budget brand powerfully delivers,” said Philippe Colpron, Vice President, Aftermarket, at WABCO, ProVia’s parent brand. “Having more than doubled our distributor partner base across more than 55 countries on all continents, we are continuously forging strong long-term partnerships by offering rapid delivery, superior service levels and an affordable product range built on precise standards and qualitative performance levels that our customers can fully rely on.”

ProVia will feature at multiple commercial vehicle and OEM trade fairs and expositions throughout 2018, including Automechanika in Frankfurt, Germany, from September 11th to 15th, 2018.

Press photo / caption: Commercial vehicle budget parts brand ProVia features a portfolio of more than 160 products and is sold by over 330 distributors in more than 55 countries.

 

About ProVia

ProVia, launched by WABCO in 2016, is a commercial vehicle budget spare parts brand that delivers reliable performance, with no frills, yet no compromise on quality or safety for trucks, buses, and trailers. ProVia offers more than 160 products across 21 key replacement categories, including brake pads, coupling heads, relay valves, coiled tubes, pressure limiting valves, air dryer cartridges, wheel speed sensors, clutch servos, spring brake actuators, rotary slide valves, air dryers and air processing units. ProVia is sold by over 330 distributors in more than 55 countries. For more information, visit www.ProVia-auto.com.

About WABCO

WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Originating from the Westinghouse Air Brake Company founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations to enable autonomous driving in the commercial vehicle industry. Today, leading truck, bus and trailer brands worldwide rely on WABCO’s differentiating technologies, including advanced driver assistance, braking, steering and stability control systems. Powered by its vision for accident-free driving and greener transportation solutions, WABCO is also at the forefront of advanced fleet management systems that contribute to commercial fleet efficiency. In 2017, WABCO reported sales of $3.3 billion and has nearly 15,000 employees in 40 countries. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com and, for WABCO’s 2017 Annual Report, visit ar.wabco-auto.com.

Provia media contact

Nina Friedmann, +49 69 719 168 171, ProVia@klenkhoursch.de