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September 21, 2018

Perpetuum and Knorr-Bremse RailServices look ahead to future cooperation

  • Signed declaration between Perpetuum and Knorr-Bremse for maximized safety and reliability and reduced costs
  • Future cooperation of digital applications in the rail sector
  • Condition based maintenance of wheels, gearboxes, motors and wheel bearings for a better insight

Knorr-Bremse RailServices, the aftermarket specialists in the Rail Vehicle Systems division of Knorr-Bremse, and Perpetuum have signed a declaration of intent as the basis for further future cooperation between the two companies. Perpetuum is the global leader in the provision of information to maximise safety and reliability and reduce costs.

September 20, 2018

Knorr-Bremse PowerTech at InnoTrans 2018: Innovations boost power supply efficiency




  • New PowerBriX converter generation with silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors
  • Power density increased by up to 50%
  • Complete systems solutions reduce integration effort for vehicle builders and increase reliability and efficiency of on-board power supply

At the InnoTrans trade fair, Knorr-Bremse PowerTech, a subsidiary of
Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading provider of subsystems for rail and commercial vehicles, is showcasing customized solutions for efficient on-board power supply in rail vehicles.

September 20, 2018

Knorr-Bremse presents carbon footprint assessments for new rail vehicle products




  • Carbon footprint of new KEf distributor valve more than halved; CO2 emissions for new light weight caliper reduced by 24%
  • Significant reductions in operational emissions for new i3HU electro hydraulic unit and E4 entrance system
  • Cross-divisional working group for eco-design

At this year’s InnoTrans trade fair, Knorr-Bremse AG, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading provider of sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles, is presenting a detailed assessment of the carbon footprint of a selection of its products and systems.

September 18, 2018

Knorr-Bremse at InnoTrans 2018: Focus on customers, passengers and society




  • Emphasis on global megatrends: Urbanization, eco-efficiency, digitization and automated driving
  • Solutions for key market drivers: System connection, life-cycle efficiency, transport capacity and ecodesign

Knorr-Bremse, the world market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other subsystems, is present again this year at InnoTrans, the world’s leading trade show for the rail industry, in Berlin.

September 17, 2018

Knorr-Bremse RailServices at InnoTrans 2018: a comprehensive service portfolio for efficient vehicle operation




  • Service concepts for high vehicle availability and low life cycle costs
  • Modernization: an attractive alternative to buying new
  • iCOM: the digital platform for efficient rail transportation

At this year’s InnoTrans, Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles, will be presenting a range of service solutions for efficient and cost-effective rail vehicle operation that have been further developed under its RailServices aftermarket brand.

September 06, 2018

Knorr-Bremse AG continues profitable growth in the first half of 2018




  • 1H18 group revenues of EUR 3,322.2 million (+11.6% on 1H17)
  • 1H18 group EBITDA of EUR 582.2 million (+12.4% on 1H17), representing a margin of 17.5%
  • Medium term, the company targets annual organic revenue growth of between 4.5% and 5.5%, as well as a group EBITDA margin improvement of 150bp compared to 2017

Knorr-Bremse AG, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems, today published financial statements based on IFRS for the first half of 2018 as well as retrospectively for fiscal years 2015, 2016 and 2017.

August 30, 2018

Changes on Knorr-Bremse AG Supervisory and Executive Boards

  • Hans-Georg Härter, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse AG, steps down for health reasons
  • Prof. Klaus Mangold appointed to the Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and elected its chairman
  • Dr. Jürgen Wilder appointed to the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG with responsibility for the Rail Vehicle Systems division

At an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting of Knorr-Bremse AG, Prof. Klaus Mangold was appointed to the company’s Supervisory Board, effective September 1, 2018. The Supervisory Board simultaneously elected him its new chairman. Prior to this, Hans-Georg Härter had resigned from the Supervisory Board for health reasons; he officially leaves the Board on August 31, 2018.

In addition, Dr. Jürgen Wilder was appointed to the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG with responsibility for the Rail Vehicle Systems division, effective September 1, 2018.

August 29, 2018

Knorr-Bremse sells Sydac, leading specialist in driving simulators for rail vehicles, to Oktal

  • Knorr-Bremse to focus on connected railway subsystems
  • Sydac to strengthen its position among the top two railway simulator suppliers

Knorr-Bremse AG, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle systems, has sold its Sydac driver training simulators business for rail vehicles to Oktal, a subsidiary of the French Sogeclair group.

August 20, 2018

Knorr-Bremse strengthens position in rail friction material: acquisition of know-how from Federal-Mogul




  • Strategic expansion of rail vehicle friction material portfolio
  • Acquisition of rail know-how and intellectual property rights
  • Strengthening of systems competence and market position above all in the aftermarket sector

Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems has acquired the en-tire know-how and intellectual property rights for the development and production of friction materials for rail vehicle and industrial applications from Federal-Mogul. In turn, Federal-Mogul will receive a back license from Knorr-Bremse, allowing it to continue to supply its own customers with high-quality rail friction materials. An agreement to this effect was signed by the two parties.

August 14, 2018

Knorr-Bremse at InnoTrans 2018: Connecting People and Systems




  • Focus on electrification and system connectivity
  • Solutions for subsystem connectivity, lower life cycle costs and greater transportation capacities
  • Ecodesign: Mobility revolution goes hand-in-hand with energy revolution

Systems.People.xConnected is the motto that Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems, has coined for its presence at InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin this September.

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