September 23, 2017 11:30 AM ET


Company Overview of Knorr-Bremse Aktiengesellschaft

Company Overview

Knorr-Bremse Aktiengesellschaft develops, produces, markets, and services braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles worldwide. The company also provides entrance systems, HVAC systems, control components and windscreen wiper systems, platform screen doors, friction material, simulators, driver assistance systems, power supply systems, and control technology products; and torsional vibration dampers and powertrain-related solutions for diesel engines. In addition, it offers air suspension products for trailers. The company is based in Munich, Germany. Knorr-Bremse Aktiengesellschaft is a subsidiary of KB Holding GmbH.

Moosacher Strasse 80

Munich,  80809


24,565 Employees


49 89 3547 0


49 89 3547 2767

Key Executives for Knorr-Bremse Aktiengesellschaft

Chairman of Executive Board
Age: 55
First Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Plant Manager of Knorr-Bremse Site Aldersbach
Head of Corporate Communications
Member of Executive Board
Member of Executive Board
Age: 49
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Knorr-Bremse Aktiengesellschaft Key Developments

Knorr-Bremse To Sell Assets To Win EU Approval On Haldex Takeover

Knorr-Bremse Aktiengesellschaft offers to sell assets to win EU approval for its proposed takeover of Haldex AB (publ) (OM:HLDX) which no longer supports the deal.

Knorr-Bremse AG to Supply Braking for India's Prima Twin-Section WAG12 Locomotives

Knorr-Bremse AG has secured a contract to supply the complete braking systems for the 800 Prima twin-section WAG12 electric locomotives that would be delivered to Indian Railways in 2018-28. Alstom is producing the double diesel-electric locomotives for Indian State Railways. The systems are based on the CCBII-IR brake control system, which is itself a development of the CCBII system and for some years has been installed in the majority of new locomotives operated by Indian Railways. Knorr-Bremse is also taking on responsibility for servicing its systems in 250 of the WAG 12 double locomotives for a minimum of 13 years.

Knorr-Bremse AG Unveils Global Scalable Brake Control System

Knorr-Bremse AG has unveiled the Global Scalable Brake Control, or GSBC, system. With harmonized components and more closely integrated functions, the new control system reduces development and assembly costs for vehicle builders and facilitates intelligent networking with various different vehicle systems. GSBC's modular design enables components to be combined and configured according to the required functionality and equipment level. Installation positions, routing of cables and compressed air lines and the positioning of connection points have all been radically simplified, as have the individual components themselves. This significantly reduces manufacturers' adaptation costs across the entire spectrum of vehicles, whether an ABS system in a standard tractor unit is involved, or an EBS system with multiple additional functions in a four-axle special-purpose vehicle. Knorr-Bremse has also opened up new possibilities in terms of system layout. This increases the cost-effectiveness of a high-volume standard vehicle like a two-axle tractor unit, as a complex electro-pneumatic component found in conventional brake control systems is no longer required. The heart of the system - the central control unit - has also been standardized, with added acceleration and yaw sensors providing data to all the other applications in the vehicle. The software, too, is modular in design, enabling easy integration of customers' own functional modules. Further self-learning software functions and pre-defined parameter sets reduce manufacturers' application costs for different vehicle variants: For example, the system automatically recognizes and adapts to wheel spacing and steering geometry. For manufacturers, operators and workshops, the modular system and extended diagnostic functions for maintenance and repair mean shorter downtimes, improved spare parts logistics and reduced staff training requirements.

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