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 almost 120 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 33,000 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 2023 the Group generated sales of approximately EUR 7.9 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.

Further company information

Knorr-Bremse Business Divisions

Knorr-Bremse focuses on two strong pillars.

Rail Vehicle Systems and Commercial Vehicle Systems – our company’s success rests on these two pillars. Knorr-Bremse AG acts as the parent company of the two corporate divisions and all the Group’s regional companies.

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Knorr-Bremse Management

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Knorr-Bremse Worldwide

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Knorr-Bremse's Corporate Culture

Our foundation.

The culture prevalent at Knorr-Bremse is expressed in the way we collaborate, the way we operate, the way we envision the future and the high standards we set for ourselves. We breathe life into our own corporate culture every day: far-sightedness and a strong sense of responsibility are just as important to us as business excellence and employee development.

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Knorr-Bremse Compliance

Knorr-Bremse's History