Making mobility safe and efficient. It’s our mission.
We want to make a significant contribution to greater safety and efficiency on roads and railways – both for passengers and for goods transport. Every day. All over the world.
Knorr-Bremse has pursued a single mission for over 110 years: to make mobility on roads and railways safe, sustainable and environmentally friendly. Today the Knorr-Bremse Group, based in Munich, is the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems and a leading supplier of safety-critical sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles.
Opportunities from megatrends
We see ourselves as an innovator in our fields, driving forward mobility and transport technologies. The fundamental transformation of mobility is opening up new opportunities for Knorr-Bremse. Global megatrends such as urbanization, eco-efficiency, digitalization, and automated driving are defining these changes. We are ideally positioned to help shape a new world of mobility.
Success through global expertise
More than 29,000 employees devote all their expertise and passion to our customers and partners – at over 100 locations in more than 30 countries around the globe. In 2020 the Group generated sales of EUR 6.2 billion with its two divisions. We continue to work every single day to maintain our position as one of the most successful industrial groups in Germany.
Rail Vehicle Systems division
In our Rail Vehicle Systems division we equip mass transit vehicles such as metro cars and light rail vehicles, as well as freight trains, locomotives, long-distance passenger trains and high-speed trains, with highly advanced products. Along with braking systems these include intelligent entrance systems, HVAC systems, auxiliary power supply systems, control components and windscreen wiper systems, platform screen doors, friction material, driver assistance systems, electrical traction equipment and control technology.
Commercial Vehicle Systems division
The Commercial Vehicle Systems division offers its customers braking systems for trucks, buses, trailers and agricultural machinery. In the chassis systems sector, Knorr-Bremse is a leading player in electronic control, driver assistance and air supply systems. Other product fields include steering systems, powertrain-related systems and torsional vibration dampers for diesel engines.
Synergies in the product portfolio
Networked system solutions for rail vehicles and commercial vehicles are based on shared core technologies, component types and materials. Knorr-Bremse benefits from a broad range of patents, comprehensive research activities and extensive experience. As a result, we have far-reaching opportunities for technology and innovation transfer, cost synergies and economies of scale.