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April 18, 2018

Dortmund again relies on systems expertise from Kiepe Electric




Dortmund public utilities company DSW21 has commissioned the modernization of 64 LRVs and ordered another 24 new vehicles. All electrical systems for both sub-projects are to be supplied by Düsseldorf-based systems specialist Kiepe Electric, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group.

March 20, 2018

Knorr-Bremse ideally placed for further growth after record figures in 2017




Knorr-Bremse, the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems and additional sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles, can look back on a record year.

February 26, 2018

Rheinbahn Düsseldorf: optimized processes thanks to iCOM




A pilot project being launched by Knorr-Bremse and Düsseldorfer Rheinbahn using the digital platform iCOM promises better maintenance efficiency, shorter downtimes and reduced costs. iCOM functions as a central data hub, monitoring the status of rail vehicles and helping operators to introduce proactive and more cost-effective predictive maintenance systems.

February 19, 2018

City of Bielefeld opts for 24 more Vamos LRVs with electrical systems from Kiepe Electric




Bielefeld utilities subsidiary moBiel has ordered 24 Vamos GTZ8-B high-floor light rail vehicles from the consortium of Kiepe Electric and Leipzig-based vehicle manufacturer Heiterblick.

February 14, 2018

Knorr-Bremse: Railway signalling systems from Zelisko for greater safety along the tracks and at level crossings




When the paths of trains and road vehicles converge at level crossings, the potential hazards are substantial. Reducing this level of risk has long been a prime concern of Dr. techn. Josef Zelisko GmbH, a company founded in Mödling, Austria in 1918. Part of the Knorr-Bremse Group since 1988, Zelisko has been manufacturing signalling systems for railways for the past 60 years and more.

February 07, 2018

Knorr-Bremse posts record sales of EUR 6.24 bn in fiscal 2017




  • Sales up 13.7% at EUR 6.24 bn (2016: EUR 5.49 bn)

  • FX-adjusted, both divisions – Rail Vehicle Systems and Commercial Vehicle Systems – deliver record revenues

  • Revenues Rail Vehicle Systems division: EUR 3.33 bn
    (2016: EUR 2.99 bn)

  • Revenues Commercial Vehicle Systems division: EUR 2.93 bn (2016: EUR 2.52 bn)
  • Incoming orders outpace sales, up 16.4% at EUR 6.66 bn (2016: EUR 5.72 bn)

  • EBITDA for 2017 totaled EUR 1.06 bn (2016: EUR 1.01 bn), despite extraordinary expenses

February 01, 2018

Knorr-Bremse AG certified as “Top Employer for Engineers in Germany” in 2018




For the fifth time in succession, in 2018 Knorr-Bremse has been certified as “Top Employer for Engineers in Germany” in recognition of the exceptional conditions it offers its employees.

December 22, 2015

The cold truth about Knorr-Bremse: Testing Brakes in Arjeplog




Each November, some of the brightest minds in the automotive world set up tent in the far north of Europe to push the envelope of modern vehicle design during the grueling winter season.

May 08, 2015

Commercial vehicle joint venture in China goes into operation




The joint venture between Knorr-Bremse and Dongfeng Motor Group Co. Ltd. has got off to a perfect start with its grand opening. The partnership represents a strategic milestone for Knorr-Bremse to strengthen its profile in the Chinese commercial vehicle market.

March 24, 2015

Knorr-Bremse remains on the road to success




  • Net income €560 million in 2014
  • Sales revenues up 21% at €5.20 billion
  • Rail division sales in China exceed €1 billion
  • Strategic expansion into train control management technology
  • Strengthening commercial vehicle division in China: joint venture with Dongfeng
  • Over €1 billion invested in sites and production facilities since 2010

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