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Heidenheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2010/05/19 - Voith Turbo: More than 7 700 readers of the trade magazines "lastauto omnibus", "trans aktuell" and "Fernfahrer" have cast their vote and decided. FSE: VO2A
More than 7 700 readers of the trade magazines "lastauto omnibus", "trans aktuell" and "Fernfahrer" have cast their vote and decided: in 2010, the retarder from Voith Turbo is once again the "Best Brand”. Drivers and commercial vehicle operators have thus voted the high-performance continuous brake to the number one spot for the fourth time in a row.
The readers assessed the criteria brand quality, brand perception and brand likeability. Overall, the Voith Retarder again asserted itself over the competition. Alongside Voith, the runners up on the nominations list of the trade magazines "lastauto omnibus", "trans aktuell" and "Fernfahrer” were ZF, Telma, Kloft, Frenelsa and T.M.M.
For Dr. Volker Zimmermann, Voith Turbo Executive Vice President, this fourth award in a row is particularly gratifying. It confirms the trust of commercial vehicle operators and drivers in our Voith Retarders. "The retarder stands for safety, economy and driving comfort” emphasized Zimmermann at the award ceremony in Ludwigsburg on 18 May. "We are intensively working on making driving with retarders even more resource-efficient. Thanks to the retarder, drivers have to brake or change gears less frequently.” This was confirmed on comparative test runs with up to 36 percent fewer gearshifts. Cold and thus fully operational brakes in the case of an emergency make driving safer. Additionally, retarders increase average speeds and reduce fuel consumption.
The Voith Retarder is a wear-free continuous brake for trucks and coaches. On the basis of a mileage of 1 500 000 kilometers, vehicles without retarders have to undergo workshop stops for brake lining renewal five times more often. The retarder also helps to reduce brake dust emissions by 80 %. Since 1963, Voith Turbo has delivered more than 575 000 retarders.
Voith Turbo (voithturbo.com), the specialist for hydrodynamic drive, coupling and braking systems for road, rail and industrial applications, as well as for ship propulsion systems, is a Group Division of Voith AG.
Voith (voith.com) is setting the standard in the paper, energy, mobility, and service markets. Established on January 1, 1867, Voith is now one of the largest family-owned businesses in Europe, with 39 000 employees, 5.1 billion euro in sales, and over 280 locations worldwide.
Voith is an official partner of the initiative "Germany – Land of Ideas".