Knorr-Bremse AG acts as the parent company of the two corporate divisions – Rail Vehicle Systems and Commercial Vehicle Systems – on the one hand and of the Group’s regional companies on the other. The structure of the Group’s operations is based on the regions Europe/Africa/Middle East, North America, South America and Asia/Australia. This organizational structure is designed to offer the customers of the two divisions standardized and globally proven technical platforms, while also taking account of local market and customer requirements.
Rail Vehicle Systems
Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems is the leading manufacturer of braking systems for mass transit and long-distance rail networks. Knorr-Bremse braking systems are used in high-speed trains as well as locomotives, self-powered trains, subways, street cars and freight vehicles. Our product portfolio also includes door systems and air conditioning systems. The division employs over 12,000 staff members and earned sales in 2013 of EUR 2.2 billion.
Commercial Vehicle Systems
Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems offers customers braking systems for trucks and buses. Knorr-Bremse is a leading provider of electronic control and driver assistance systems, greatly contributing to safety on the road. Additional product areas include torsional vibration dampers for diesel engines as well as powertrain systems. With over 8,300 employees, the division earned sales in 2013 of EUR 2 billion.