History

2017

70th Anniversary. Great day of the open door with about 2,500 visitors at the location in Kematen/ Ybbs.

2014

Relocation of German IFE division from Wülfrath to Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH in Berlin

Introduction of Entrance System Generation 4

2009

Relocation of Austrian headquarters to new building in Kematen/Ybbs

Take over of Hübner‘s business sector automatic door systems for rail vehicles

2008

Acquisition of the Czech competitor IGE

2007

60th anniversary of IFE!

2006

Foundation of IFE China as a joint venture with Victall

Relocation of the operator assembling to Czech Republic plant

2005

Sales growth and increased market requirements demand the further expansion of the up-to-date door leaf production at our subsidiary IFE C.R.

2003

The Material Handling field is sold through a management buy-out and transformed into IFE Aufbereitungstechnik GmbH with effect from September 1, 2003.

Through this strategic step, Knorr-Bremse GmbH, Division IFE, intends as a single-source supplier of automatic door systems to meet the future requirements of its customers even more efficiently on a global basis.

2002

Exit of the bus door market

Knorr-Bremse GesmbH, Mödling/Austria, acquires more than 90% in IFE from Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge, Munich.

In August 2002, IFE-AG is transformed into Knorr-Bremse GmbH, Mödling/Austria, meaning the deregistration from the Vienna stock exchange.

2001

Establishment of IFE-CR as the doorleaf factory for Europe

Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge, Munich, increases the shares in IFE to more than 90%. www.knorr-bremse.com

2000

Set-up stage of IFE-Iberica (Spain)

Takeover of 100% of the shares in the Transferia Holding B.V., owner of the Dutch door manufacturer Tebel

1999

Acquisition of Tebel Group Netherlands and Australia

Sale of the product division automotive engineering (IFE-Kipperbau) to the company F.X. Meiller GmbH

Foundation of IFE North America for access to the American market

1997

Knorr-Bremse Systems for Rail Vehicles, Munich, takes over 49% of the IFE-AG shares

Foundation of IFE Iberica, Spain

1996

Takeover of the Czech component manufacturer Hady Metall from the Austrian Berndorf AG

1990

Takeover of Kiekert Automatiktüren GmbH in Germany

1986

Registration of 40% of the IFE shares at the Vienna stock exchange

1985

Introduction of first all electric doors to the market

1965

Formation of the former headquarters and production site in Waidhofen/Ybbs

1947

Vienna, Foundation of IFE as Institute for Research and Development (Institut für Forschung und Entwicklung

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