WABCO Freight Car Products is a division of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (Wabtec), a leading global provider of products and services for the freight rail and passenger transit industries.
The original Westinghouse Air Brake was founded in 1869 by George Westinghouse shortly after he successfully demonstrated the first straight air brake system to the railroad industry. Three years later, Westinghouse developed the first automatic air brake system, which had a built-in safeguard whereby the brakes on the entire train would apply automatically if the train should separate or if air pressure should escape due to leakage in the system. Today, WABCO Freight Car Products focuses on continuing Westinghouse’s legacy of ingenuity and innovation by developing technological advancements to help freight rail operators around the world.
Wabtec’s depth of capability and service go beyond technology and innovations. As part of Wabtec Corporation, the only company in North America that offers a definitive selection of components and products, from control valves to brake shoes to draft gears and articulated couplings to End-of-Train devices, Wabtec offers the most complete product line products in the industry. WABCO Freight Car Products is committed to helping our customers improve their safety, productivity and efficiency by combining ingenuity and product innovation with the best in modern manufacturing and business practices.