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Knorr-Bremse is the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles. As a technology pioneer, for over 100 years Knorr-Bremse has been a driving force in the development, production and sale of modern braking systems for a variety of applications in the area of rail and commercial vehicles.

Knorr-Bremse thus contributes significantly to safety on the road and on railways. Other lines of business include door systems and air conditioning systems for rail vehicles as well as torsional vibration dampers for internal combustion engines.

The range of services of the sector Knorr-Bremse Systems for Commercial Vehicles is based on the representative technologies: pneumatics, mechanics, electronics and complex control engineering. Irrespective of whether one talks about power train, compressed air production, braking and chassis control or wheel braking, elements of the individual technologies are to be found in all the systems. The system competence of Knorr-Bremse is manifest in their perfect harmony of operation.


With just over 16.000 employees worldwide, the company earned sales in 2010 of EUR 3.7 billion. The success of the company is grounded in the synergy of its two divisions, rail vehicle and commercial vehicle systems, the group’s global perspective as well as the innovative power and performance readiness of our staff. Knorr-Bremse will thus continue to be a leader in shaping progress in rail and commercial vehicle technology.