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March 27, 2017

Knorr-Bremse sets the stage for growth




  • Acquisition of seven companies triggered to drive further expansion of systems competence in both fields of business
  • Income before taxes totaled EUR 829 million (2015: EUR 977 million)
  • Market position enhanced in every region
  • High level of investment boosts capacity for innovation
  • Orders on the books surge ahead to EUR 4.15 billion (2015: EUR 3.82 billion)

March 24, 2017

Changes in the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG




Dr. Lorenz Zwingmann (52), Executive Board member responsible for Finance, IT, Controlling and Processes, is to leave the Board on 31.12.2017 on the very best of terms.

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.

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