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Wabco launches spare parts brand ProVia at HDAW


Monday, January 22, 2018
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

Wabco launched its budget spare parts brand ProVia at HDAW 2018 to better serve distributors, workshops and fleet operators in North America. ProVia parts are specifically engineered to provide a powerful balance between safety, reliability and cost. (Courtesy: WABCO)
Wabco launched its budget spare parts brand ProVia at HDAW 2018 to better serve distributors, workshops and fleet operators in North America. ProVia parts are specifically engineered to provide a powerful balance between safety, reliability and cost. (Courtesy: WABCO)

LAS VEGAS — Wabco, a global supplier of technologies designed to improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, showcased its advanced aftermarket solutions for distributors, workshops and fleet operators at the 2018 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) here late last month.

Included at the show was the launch of Wabco’s new spare parts brand call ProVia.

With the recent acquisitions of RH Sheppard and Meritor Wabco, Wabco continues to expand its North American portfolio of solutions to more effectively serve its distributor, workshop and fleet customers, according to Abe Aon, North America sales leader, aftermarket. This includes a broader offering of Wabco products and diagnostic solutions, as well as growth of its already extensive remanufacturing offerings. Wabco now provides remanufacturing services and aftermarket sales support for Sheppard’s industry-leading power-steering gears. In addition, the company continues to grow its distribution network and enhance its customer proximity in North America.

As part of its drive to broaden its wide-ranging product portfolio, Aon said Wabco would premiere its differentiating budget spare parts brand ProVia at HDAW to better serve the North American marketplace.

“ProVia parts are specifically engineered to provide reliable performance and are manufactured to industry-leading standards,” Aon said. “ProVia helps customers to bridge the gap between parts of questionable origin and premium aftermarket parts, striking a powerful balance between safety, reliability and cost.”

Select Wabco products on display at HDWA included:

  • Air Disc Brakes (ADBs). Wabco MAXXUSTM heavy-duty ADB for trucks delivers high-performance braking power fueled by its industry-leading single-piston design. With 25 percent fewer parts, Wabco ADBs feature superior reliability, faster serviceability and expanded service intervals of up to twice that of traditional drum brakes. In addition, Wabco MAXXUS ADB reduces stopping distances up to 10 percent compared to today’s average drum brakes.
  • Wabco EasyFitTM Automatic Slack Adjuster. Wabco EasyFit is a maintenance-free brake adjuster with clearance sensing, the most efficient adjustment design. Simple and quick to install, it maintains a constant clearance between brake lining and drum ev Wabco WABCO EasyFit significantly reduces service costs as it eliminates the need for quarterly brake service.

Wabco showcased a number of the ProVia-branded, industry-leading aftermarket products, including:

  • Brake pads. ProVia brake pads cover the most commonly used air disc brakes in leading truck and trailer platforms in North America. ProVia brake pads come with approximately 10 different kits that offer replacement alternatives for more than 120 part numbers of various commercial vehicle builders.
  • Spring brake chambers. ProVia offers low cost and high-performance brake chambers with a universal design to cover a wide range of applications in the truck, bus, and off-highway vehicle segments. ProVia brake chambers perform significantly more operating cycles than comparable budget parts ensuring a longer working life.

“We were excited to showcase at HDAW 2018 Wabco’s extensive aftermarket product portfolio benefiting distributors, workshops and fleet operators in North America,” Aon said. “HDAW is the ideal platform to feature our new offerings for Sheppard steering gears and to introduce our new budget spare parts brand ProVia which perfectly balances product safety, reliability and cost.”

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