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March 14, 2017

Vossloh Kiepe wins upgrade contract for VIA railgrinders

VIA Verkehrsgesellschaft, a joint venture between Essener Verkehrs-AG (EVAG) and Mülheimer Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (MVG), has commissioned Vossloh Kiepe to upgrade its two railgrinders.

February 15, 2017

Knorr-Bremse chosen for brake systems for 800 double locomotives in India

They are faster and safer – the 800 new Prima E double diesel-electric locomotives being built by Alstom for Indian State Railways. The braking systems are being supplied by Knorr-Bremse, whose production site in Palwal, northwestern India, meets two crucial requirements to receive the order: it can deliver rapidly and at the same time comply with strict localization regulations.

February 06, 2017

Knorr-Bremse helps drive forward hybridization of diesel trains

Major progress achieved in eco-friendly pre-series EcoTrain

In the past, brake energy recuperation was only possible in electric rail vehicles. Now a new hybridized drive platform is bringing a paradigm shift. One core element of Deutsche Bahn’s showcase project is a new brake control system from Knorr-Bremse. Ultimately, the EcoTrain is targeting a 30 percent drop in fuel consumption compared to conventional diesel multiple units.

December 21, 2016

Knorr-Bremse acquires Electrical Systems activities of Vossloh

Drive control systems added to portfolio

The Knorr-Bremse Group is acquiring Vossloh Kiepe – the Electrical Systems unit of Vossloh AG. The two companies have signed an agreement to this effect. With this acquisition, the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems is adding state-of-the-art drive technology for rail and commercial vehicles to its portfolio.

November 28, 2016

Memorial to company founder Georg Knorr unveiled in Berlin

The final resting place of Knorr-Bremse founder Georg Knorr has been granted memorial status by the Federal State of Berlin.

October 14, 2016

Knorr-Bremse TruckServices: efficient solutions for commercial vehicles of all types and ages

At the automechanika trade fair, Knorr-Bremse presented a portfolio of products and services for distributors, workshops, and fleet operators that had been expanded to include an abundance of innovations.

October 11, 2016

IAA 2016: Knorr-Bremse’s systems competence helps drive innovation

With driver assistance systems and automated driving solutions dominating the IAA, Knorr-Bremse used the opportunity to demonstrate the full range of its expertise.

October 07, 2016

Knorr-Bremse at InnoTrans 2016: in tune with the times

Knorr-Bremse can look back on a very positive InnoTrans fair: “An overwhelming level of interest among trade visitors, crowds of people at our booths, numerous high-level meetings, various contracts signed, and an award from Russian Railways – that sums up InnoTrans 2016 for Knorr-Bremse,” says Klaus Deller, Chairman of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Rail Vehicle Systems division.

September 28, 2016

Knorr-Bremse demonstrates autonomous yard maneuvering

Trucks maneuvering around the depot with no driver could soon be a reality: Knorr-Bremse has built an autonomous semitrailer rig that can drive itself to the loading bay and back across the yard with no driver in the cab. The company is demonstrating this and other driver assistance systems from the future of highly automated commercial vehicles in a test truck in the New Mobility World LIVE arena at the IAA.

September 28, 2016

Knorr-Bremse to acquire brake friction material specialist ICER Rail

Knorr-Bremse plans to acquire the joint venture ICER Rail in its entirety. Through this move, Knorr-Bremse is extending its position in the field of friction materials –an important, technically demanding part of the braking system. The parties have agreed to treat the purchase price as a confidential matter. The acquisition is subject to approval by the anti-trust authorities.

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