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January 31, 2019

Kiepe Electric to supply electrical equipment for Erfurt transport authority’s new LRVs




Kiepe Electric has received another important order for the light rail vehicle segment: The subsidiary of Knorr-Bremse AG, global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles, is to provide electrical equipment for 14 seven-car LRVs ordered from Stadler by Erfurter Verkehrsbetriebe AG (EVAG).

January 30, 2019

Knorr-Bremse TruckServices: turbochargers added to product portfolio

  • Knorr-Bremse TruckServices expands engine air management portfolio
  • Customers benefit from proven service solutions
  • Almost all turbochargers also available as EconX® products

Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle subsystems, is expanding its product portfolio for the aftermarket. From January 2019, through the usual Knorr-Bremse TruckServices channels, customers can order turbochargers for vehicles from all the major OEM brands and benefit from a comprehensive range of services.

January 16, 2019

Dayton/ Ohio: Kiepe Electric to equip another 15 buses with In Motion Charging (IMC) technology




  • Kiepe Electric writes next chapter in North American e-mobility story
  • Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) partners with Kiepe Electric to expand electric bus fleet to 45 vehicles
  • Operator opts for future-proof In Motion Charging (IMC) concept

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 supply the traction systems for an additional 15 trolleybuses in Dayton, Ohio.

December 07, 2018

Knorr-Bremse acquires the commercial vehicle steering business of Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. in Japan and Thailand and expands its steering systems business


“The take-over of the commercial vehicle steering business from Hitachi will expand Knorr-Bremse’s steering system portfolio and further enhance Knorr-Bremse’s future potential as a global supplier for driver assistance and highly automated driving solutions.” | © Knorr-Bremse

  • Knorr-Bremse today signed an agreement to acquire the commercial vehicle steering business (“Integral Power Steering” (IPS)) from Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. in Japan and Thailand
  • IPS will establish Knorr-Bremse as a relevant supplier of power steering parts for commercial vehicles
  • In 2017, Hitachi Automotive Systems´ division generated a turnover close to 100 million euros
  • The division is the market leading manufacturer of steering systems in Japan
  • Knorr-Bremse is setting a further milestone on its way to systems solutions for driver assistance and highly automated driving

Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle subsystems, today signed an agreement to acquire the commercial vehicle steering business (IPS) from Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. in Japan and Thailand. The division is the leading supplier of power steering parts for commercial vehicles in Japan. With this transaction, Knorr-Bremse takes a further step towards supplying its customers with highly integrated systems, as well as new functionalities in the field of driver assistance and automated driving. The acquisition is subject to approval by the anti-trust authorities and is expected to be completed in the first quarter 2019.

November 28, 2018

Knorr-Bremse presents strong figures for the first nine months of 2018




  • Successful IPO: Shares placed on 12 October amidst challenging market backdrop
  • Strong growth: Revenues grow by 9.5% to 4.994 mEUR during the first nine months of 2018 . Both segments contributing
  • Improved profitability: EBITDA rises by 12.6% against previous year to 876 mEUR, margin expands by 40 basis points to 17.5% (previous year 17.1%)
  • Strong order book: Order backlog grows by 11.9% against previous year to 4.449 mEUR, underscoring good medium-term prospects
  • Guidance for fiscal year 2018: Revenues 6.6-6.7bn EUR, EBITDA margin of 17.5%-18.5%

Knorr-Bremse AG, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems, today published its first nine-month results as a listed company.

November 02, 2018

Kiepe Electric wins another order from Manchester




  • Metrolink adding 27 light rail vehicles to its fleet
  • Marked increase in transport capacity
  • Kiepe Electric to integrate new converter solution

Kiepe Electric, a subsidiary of Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading provider of sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has been commissioned to supply 27 light rail vehicles.

October 30, 2018

Knorr-Bremse update after InnoTrans 2018: genuine value-added customer solutions drive new business




  • Trade fair booths focused on megatrends of urbanization, digitization and eco-efficiency
  • Maintenance contract signed with Siemens Mobility Services for Desiro, Velaro and locomotive fleets
  • Memorandum of understanding signed with Siemens Mobility Services on integration of iCOM apps into Railigent®
  • Cooperation with Perpetuum on vehicle component monitoring
  • Presentation of iCOM Monitor condition monitoring project with Rheinbahn
  • Project launched with Deutsche Bahn to pilot eco-friendly CO2 refrigerant for air-conditioning units
  • During InnoTrans, Knorr-Bremse received first ever “authorization for placing in service” from the German Federal Railway Authority, in connection with a brake modernization project

InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin was a great success and triggered several new business deals for Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems.

October 29, 2018

Vehicle approval included: Knorr-Bremse modernizes braking systems for Desiro Classic VT 642 multiple units




  • Knorr-Bremse drives forward solutions for low life-cycle costs
  • Federal Railway Authority (EBA) issues Knorr-Bremse with its first ever ‘authorization for placing in service’ in the course of a brake modernization project
  • Knorr-Bremse RailServices modernizes VT 642 Desiros with new ESRA 3.0 brake control system, in a package that also reduces approval costs for customers

Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle subsystems, is expanding its modernization services with a focus on minimizing life-cycle costs.

October 25, 2018

Rheinbahn Düsseldorf to equip light rail vehicles with iCOM digital platform from Knorr-Bremse




  • iCOM installed in three Rheinbahn Düsseldorf vehicles
  • iCOM serves as central data hub and monitors condition of rail vehicles
  • System provides basis for predictive and lower-cost maintenance

In June of this year, Düsseldorf mass transit operator Rheinbahn began installing the iCOM digital platform from Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems. As a result, Rheinbahn will be able to achieve more efficient maintenance of the three units currently fitted with iCOM, along with reductions in downtimes and costs.

October 17, 2018

IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018: Knorr-Bremse’s strategy and product offensive on the industry’s megatrends very well received by customers




  • Broad range of market-led solutions to challenges facing commercial vehicle sector
  • Island exhibits on market megatrends prove strong attractions
  • Partnership with Continental on first cross-brand system solution for highly automated driving in commercial vehicles

In line with the motto “Shaping tomorrow’s transportation. Together.” at the IAA in Hanover, Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle systems, showcased its product offensive for the transportation sector in an interactive and focused display of concrete answers to current and future challenges facing the commercial vehicle industry.

Communications Italy

Arcore:

Phone: +39 0396075.1
Fax: +39 0396075.435
E-Mail: presse.it@knorr-bremse.com

Knorr-Bremse S.A.C. S.p.A.
Via Alessandro Polini, 158
20862 Arcore (MB)
Italy

Florence:

Phone: +39 055 3020.1
E-Mail: kbrsitalia@knorr-bremse.com

Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems Italia S.r.l.
Via S. Quirico, 199/I
50013 Campi Bisenzio (FI)
Italy

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