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July 31, 2014

Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems expanding in China

Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems is substantially expanding its commitment to China: On July 25, 2014, Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific (Holding) Ltd. in Hong Kong and the Chinese company Dongfeng Electronic & Technology Co., Ltd. (DETC) signed an agreement governing the formation of the joint venture company “Knorr-Bremse DETC Commercial Vehicle Braking Technology Co., Ltd.”. The new company, in which Knorr-Bremse holds a 51% stake, is to manufacture components for complete commercial vehicle braking systems in China. The realization of the joint venture is subject to the approval of the relevant anti-trust authorities.

July 14, 2014

Innovation award for Knorr-Bremse – Intelligent brake testing boosts operational efficiency

Knorr-Bremse has won the 2014 “Intelligence for Transportation and Logistics” innovation award for its newly developed Brake Pipe Length Estimation (BPLE) system. BPLE provides the driver of a freight train with a fast and easy way to check brake availability along the entire train without leaving the cab, benefiting both the safety and efficiency of freight train operation.

July 01, 2014

Knorr-Bremse receives sustainability award from Bombardier

Knorr-Bremse has received the 2014 Supplier Sustainability Award from Bombardier Transportation. The Canadian transportation engineering corporation, whose global rail vehicle activities are headquartered in Berlin, presents the award each year to suppliers who have shown special achievement in sustainable product and supplier development, and demonstrated exceptional commitment to social responsibility.

June 10, 2014

Knorr-Bremse again voted “Best Brand” in the commercial vehicle industry

For the ninth time in succession, Knorr-Bremse has won the accolade of “Best Brand in the Commercial Vehicle Industry” in the “brakes” category. Two thirds of the readers of trade journals transaktuell, lastauto omnibus and FERNFAHRER who cast their votes opted for Knorr-Bremse.

May 13, 2014

Making rail transportation safer – FOGTEC and Knorr-Bremse sign strategic cooperation deal

On March 21, 2014, FOGTEC Rail Systems and Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge signed an agreement on strategic cooperation in the field of safety-critical products and services for rail vehicles. Knorr-Bremse is the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles, and FOGTEC Rail Systems is the global market leader in developing and selling fire protection systems for rail vehicles.

April 28, 2014

Knorr-Bremse investing EUR 80 million in a new test and development center in Munich

  • Technical testing and quality assurance for rail and commercial vehicles on a floor area of some 17,000 square meters.
  • 350 modern workplaces for specialists, and 100 high-tech test rigs
  • EUR 80 million invested as important stage in worldwide EUR 500 million investment program

March 28, 2014

Knorr-Bremse opens new production and development site for commercial vehicle systems in Kecskemét (Hungary)

In the presence of the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Knorr-Bremse yesterday officially opened a new, state-of-the-art production plant and testing center for commercial vehicle systems in Kecskemét. At the opening ceremony Heinz Hermann Thiele, owner and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse, together with Klaus Deller, Executive Board member responsible for Commercial Vehicle Systems, and site manager István Lepsényi, welcomed numerous other prominent guests, including customers and business partners as well as representatives of politics, industry, universities and the media. The new facility will enhance the company’s efficiency and strengthen its local competitiveness.

March 25, 2014

Knorr-Bremse receives incoming orders worth a record EUR 4.75 billion and posts sales revenues of EUR 4.30 billion

  • Incoming orders rise by 20% to record level of EUR 4.75 billion
  • Operational growth of +3.2% results in sales revenues of EUR 4.30 billion, allowing for currency effects
  • Net income amounts to EUR 367 million
  • Growth above market levels expected for 2014

March 10, 2014

Knorr-Bremse honoured as “Top Employer for Engineers in Germany 2014”

The Top Employers Institute has awarded Knorr-Bremse the “Top Employer for Engineers in Germany 2014” prize. It honours the high attractiveness of the world’s leading braking systems manufacturer for the professional group of engineers with a certificate.

March 05, 2014

Knorr-Bremse strengthens its business with locomotive in China

Knorr-Bremse has significantly expanded its locomotive business in the growth market of China in the past year. In 2013, the Rail Vehicle Systems Division supplied braking equipment for more than 1,000 locomotive units.

Eva Seifert
Vice President Corporate Communications

Phone: +49 89 3547 1402
Fax: +49 89 3547 1403

Marc-Boris Rode
Corporate Communications

Phone: +49 89 3547 1498
Fax: +49 89 3547 1403

Knorr-Bremse AG
Moosacher Straße 80
80809 Munich