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December 12, 2019

Knorr-Bremse Budapest named “Company of the Year” by leading Hungarian business magazine Figyelö

The jury of one of Hungary’s leading business magazines, Figyelö, has named Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems Budapest “Company of the Year” 2019 at its annual TOP200 gala. According to the expert jury, the company has displayed an outstanding performance in terms of investments and innovation.

December 10, 2019

Improving traffic safety: Kiepe Electric to equip trams in Hanover with collision avoidance systems

  • Kiepe Electric to retrofit collision avoidance systems with components from Bosch Engineering to 50 light rail vehicles (LRVs) run by Hanover mass transit operator
  • Radar and camera sensors scan the area in front of the vehicle
  • Driver assistance system warns the driver and activates the brakes if a collision is imminent

Kiepe Electric, a subsidiary of Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle subsystems, has won an order from Hanover mass transit operator ÜSTRA to equip 50 light rail vehicles with collision avoidance systems. Following a successful field trial of a vehicle fitted with the system, further TW3000 vehicles are due to be retrofitted in 2020.

December 06, 2019

Ready to roam the Land of the Great Steppe: Knorr-Bremse to service braking systems of Alstom locomotive fleet in Kazakhstan

  • Knorr-Bremse Russia and Alstom Kazakhstan have signed a comprehensive 25-year service agreement for up to 200 double-section freight locomotives and 95 passenger locomotives in Kazakhstan
  • The service agreement was signed in Berlin on occasion of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s visit to the German capital
  • By providing brake equipment and servicing, Knorr-Bremse will help connect major cities and serve international trade routes in the world’s ninth-largest country – bolstering faster, safer and more reliable transport of goods and passengers

Knorr-Bremse, the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems and supplier of additional subsystems for rail and commercial vehicles, has signed a comprehensive service agreement with Alstom. Until 2051, Knorr-Bremse’s RailServices unit will maintain the brake systems of up to 200 double-section freight locomotives and 95 passenger locomotives operated by Kazakhstan’s national railway company KTZ. The collaboration will help to strengthen the 2.7 million square-kilometer Central Asian country’s burgeoning role as a cross-continental hub for rail traffic.

November 27, 2019

Knorr-Bremse AG firmly on track after nine months: sales and profitability up further




  • Outlook for the 2019 fiscal year confirmed: Sales of between EUR 6,875m and EUR 7,075m, operating EBITDA margin of between 18.5% and 19.5%
  • Further growth: Group sales increase by 6.4% to EUR 5,313m from January to September 2019
  • Increased profitability: Operating EBITDA margin of 18.8% vs. 17.9% in prior-year period
  • High inflow of money: Operating cash flow increases by 71.1% to EUR 554m
  • Sale and lease-back transaction in Munich announced: Book profit of EUR 46m in Q4 - cash inflow in 2019 and 2020/2021

Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle systems, today published its nine-month results for 2019.

November 19, 2019

Industry 4.0: Hungarian Minister for Innovation and Technology visits Kecskemét-based Knorr-Bremse Fékrendszerek Kft. on the Night of Modern Factories

On Friday November 15, the Hungarian Minister for Innovation and Technology, Dr. László Palkovics, officially opened the Night of Modern Factories at Knorr-Bremse Fékrendszerek Kft. in Kecskemét. As part of this series of events themed around Industry 4.0, Knorr-Bremse showcased key tools including its “cobots”, collaborative robots that support more efficient utilization of production equipment.

November 18, 2019

Ipar 4.0: Az Innovációs és Technológia Miniszter látogatást tett a Knorr-Bremse Fékrendszerek Kft-nél a Modern Gyárak Éjszakáján


Ipar 4.0: Az Innovációs és Technológia Miniszter látogatást tett a Knorr-Bremse Fékrendszerek Kft-nél a Modern Gyárak Éjszakáján

Kecskemét/München, 2019. november 18. – 2019. november 15-én, pénteken Dr. Palkovics László, Innovációs és Technológia Miniszter hivatalosan megnyitotta a Modern Gyárak Éjszakája programot a kecskeméti Knorr-Bremse Fékrendszerek Kft-nél. A rendezvény alatt a Knorr-Bremse bemutatta a „cobotjait”, az együttműködő robotokat, melyek a gyártási technológia hatékonyságát hivatottak növelni.

November 18, 2019

Modernization by Kiepe Electric: Low-floor trams on mass-transit duty in Schwerin ready for at least another 20 years

  • Following the modernization and retrofit of their electrical equipment, 30 trams are heading for another 20 years’ service
  • Modern passenger-compartment HVAC systems from Kiepe Electric ensure greater comfort on board
  • Extended life cycle through obsolescence solutions and retrofittable HVAC systems offers a model for many other aging tram fleets

Kiepe Electric, a subsidiary of Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle subsystems, is to modernize 30 low-floor trams for Schwerin’s mass transit operator Nahverkehr Schwerin GmbH (NVS). The city’s 15-year-old fleet will undergo a retrofit of its electrical equipment and HVAC systems.

October 18, 2019

Knorr-Bremse at Busworld Europe 2019: Efficient solutions for sustainable mass transit concepts

  • With its electrical components for bus fleets, Knorr-Bremse offers solutions for future-proof urban mobility
  • Smart Fleet Management (SFM), In Motion Charging (IMC®) technology and electric bus kits from Kiepe Electric open up new opportunities for sustainable urban transport
  • Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems offers new electric traction products for buses

Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems, Munich, and Kiepe Electric, Düsseldorf, are sharing a booth at Busworld Europe in Brussels (18.-23.10.2019). At booth 514 in hall 5, customers will find strategies, products and services themed around sustainable mass transit concepts such as electric bus fleets.

October 18, 2019

Knorr-Bremse a Busworld Europe 2019 kiállításon: Hatékony megoldások a fenntartható tömegközlekedési koncepciókhoz

München/Düsseldorf, 2019. október 18. – A müncheni Knorr-Bremse Haszongépjármű rendszerek és a düsseldorfi Kiepe Electric közös standon állít ki a Brüsszelben 2019. október 18. és 23. között tartandó Busworld Europe kiállításon. Az 5. csarnok 514-es strandján megismertetjük a látogatókat a fenntartható tömegközlekedési koncepciók stratégiáival, termékeivel és szolgáltatásaival, például az elektromosbusz-flottákkal.

October 18, 2019

Újdonságok a buszok világából: A Kiepe vontatási invertere (KTI) az elektromos mobilitási részegységek választékának legújabb tagja

München/Düsseldorf, 2019. október 18. – A Kiepe Electric, a Knorr-Bremse leányvállalata, a vasúti és haszongépjármű-rendszerek piacvezető beszállítója bemutatja a Kiepe vontatási invertert (KTI), az elektromos járművek legújabb átalakítóját, amely egyetlen rendszerben egyesíti a vontatási rendszer és az akkumulátortöltő teljesítmény-elektronikáját. A KTI első bemutatására a Brüsszelben 2019. október 18-23 között megrendezendő Busworld Europe kiállításon kerül sor.

Eva Doppler

Tel: +49 89 3547 1498
Fax: +49 89 4444 54193
e-Mail: eva.doppler@knorr-bremse.com

Knorr-Bremse AG
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80809 Munich
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