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WABCO's history dates back to 1869, when George Westinghouse introduced a revolutionary air brake system. This technological milestone has greatly improved safety on the United States railroads.

In the same year, George founded the Westinghouse Air Brake Company (WABCO), which flourished throughout the following century. At the same time, the company expanded beyond rail technology - WABCO introduced a number of improvements in the commercial vehicle segment in Europe and North America.

WABCO currently employs more than 16,000 people - including over 2,600 engineers - in 40 countries. All of them are constantly involved in the development of innovations in the areas of advanced steering assistance systems, brakes, suspension, transmission automation, aerodynamics and more.