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  • Fitting the Knorr-Bremse EDT 101 to Drax Wagon
    Rail Business UK

    Derailment detectors fitted to biomass wagons


    UK: Knorr-Bremse has developed a wagon derailment detector that can immediately initiate an emergency brake application, with the first UK deployment now underway on Drax Power’s biomass wagon fleet. The detector identifies the signs of a derailment and immediately initiates an emergency brake application to bring ...

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    SJ fleet to deploy novel brake control system


    SWEDEN: Knorr-Bremse announced on September 4 that it had signed a contract to deploy its CubeControl brake control system on a fleet of high speed trains for Sweden. Railway Gazette understands that the technology is to be fitted to the 25 Zefiro Express trainsets that Alstom ...

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    Knorr-Bremse agrees Kiepe Electric sale


    GERMANY: A definitive agreement has been signed for Knorr-Bremse to sell its Kiepe Electric business to Heramba GmbH and Heramba Holdings. Kiepe Electric produces drive, control and battery charging systems for electric rail and road vehicles, with more than 580 employees in six countries and 2022 ...

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    Knorr-Bremse to equip La Dolce Vita luxury trains


    ITALY: Arsenale Express has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply braking, climate control, door and sanitary systems for two rakes of 11 coaches which are being modernised for use on La Dolce Vita luxury ‘slow travel’ services La Dolce Vita is being developed by luxury travel ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Knorr-Bremse expands aftermarket business with acquisition of Westcode UK


    UK: Knorr-Bremse has bought Unipart Rail’s Wiltshire-based door, pneumatics, brake actuation and HVAC business Westcode UK, saying the acquisition will expand its RailServices aftermarket activities as a one-stop-shop for the train subsystem life cycle. ‘RailServices is — alongside the provision of new equipment for trains — ...

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    Metro Report International

    Knorr-Bremse wins metro train coupler contract


    ITALY: Knorr-Bremse has announced its entry into the international passenger rolling stock coupler market, as part of a contract to supply subsystems for metro trains which Milano operator ATM has ordered from Hitachi for use on lines M1, M2 and M3. Hitachi was awarded a framework ...

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    Viewpoint: We cannot afford another failure


    The European rail sector risks sleepwalking into an existential crisis if it cannot accelerate the funding and deployment of the Digital Automatic Coupler, argues Dr Jürgen Wilder of Knorr-Bremse.

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    Knorr-Bremse acquires DSB Component Workshops


    DENMARK: Knorr-Bremse has bought DSB’s Component Workshops business, which undertakes rolling stock subsystem overhauls and has long-term parts supply agreements with the national passenger operator. Knorr-Bremse will integrate DSB Component Workshops and its 400 full-time employees at five sites in Aarhus and København into its RailServices ...

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    Knorr-Bremse engaged for EMU subsystems order


    GERMANY: Evac has won its first major European contract to supply rolling stock toilet units since being acquired by Knorr-Bremse last year. This forms part of a deal which will also see Knorr-Brense provide braking, door and HVAC systems for 130 electric multiple-units which Alstom is ...

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    ‘Get into the Flow’ with Knorr-Bremse


    INNOTRANS: Braking and onboard equipment specialist Knorr-Bremse will be exhibiting at this year’s InnoTrans under the motto ‘Get into the Flow’.

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    Metro Report International

    Tram subsystem framework agreement signed


    INTERNATIONAL: Knorr-Bremse has signed a framework agreement to supply Hyundai Rotem with subsystems for more than 200 light rail vehicles in 2023-28. Valued in the ‘mid-double-digit million-euros’ range, the agreement announced on August 8 covers ‘field-proven and robust’ electro-hydraulic braking systems including sanding equipment and magnetic ...

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    Egyptian electric train equipment ordered


    EGYPT: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse contracts to supply subsystems for the rolling stock to be delivered for the country’s electric railway programme. The order announced on August 3 includes Knorr-Bremse braking systems and IFE-branded pressure-tight doors with boarding aids for 15 eight-car 230 km/h Velaro ...

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    Knorr-Bremse invests in ‘internet of trains’ company Nexxiot


    SWITZERLAND: Knorr-Bremse has announced a €60m investment to become the largest shareholder in Nexxiot, which specialises in fitting wagons and containers with ‘internet of trains’ data connectivity technology. Investment firm QVIDTVM, led by Burak Alici, and existing shareholders have also increased their investment. Knorr-Bremse said the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Desiro air-conditioning goes digital


    UK: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to overhaul and install remote monitoring equipment on 733 heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems on 172 Class 444 and Class 450 Desiro electric multiple-units operated by South Western Railway. The HVAC systems were made by Knorr-Bremse subsidiary Merak. ...

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    Flushed with pride at latest acquisition


    INTERNATIONAL: Knorr-Bremse has acquired on-train sanitary system manufacturer Evac, which has supplied more than 100 000 toilets to customers in over 40 countries in Europe, the USA and China. ‘Through this acquisition, Knorr-Bremse will become a world leading manufacturer of integrated sanitary systems for passenger trains’, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Atlanta metro car braking systems ordered


    USA: Knorr-Bremse’s local subsidiary has been awarded a contract ‘in the lower double-digit million euro range’ to supply braking systems for the metro cars which Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has ordered from Stadler. The $600m rolling stock contract awarded to Stadler in early 2019 includes ...

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    Family trust to provide continuity at Knorr-Bremse and Vossloh


    GERMANY: The stakes in Knorr-Bremse and Vossloh which were held by the late Heinz Hermann Thiele are to be transferred to a family trust under the terms of his will. ‘Thiele’s wish was to secure his life’s work for the future’, said his executor and long-time ...

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    Metro Report International

    Torino brake contract awarded


    ITALY: Knorr-Bremse has been selected to supply brakes, doors and HVAC for the next generation of Sirio trams which Hitachi Rail is to build for Torino operator GTT. The contract is valued in the ‘low double-digit million euro’ range. In May 2020 GTT and Hitachi Rail ...

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    Knorr-Bremse announces the death of Heinz Hermann Thiele


    KNORR-BREMSE: Majority shareholder and long-time Chairman of the Knorr-Bremse executive and supervisory boards Heinz Hermann Thiele died on February 23 at the age of 79. The company said he was one of Germany’s leading industrial managers. He had joined Knorr-Bremse as a legal clerk in the ...

  • The Class 800/801/802 inter-city trainsets supplied and maintained by Hitachi are to be fitted with a new generation of brake pads and discs which has been developed by Knorr-Bremse (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Hitachi fleets to be fitted with updated brake pads and discs


    UK: The Class 800/801/802 inter-city trainsets supplied and maintained by Hitachi are to be fitted with a new generation of brake pads and discs which has been developed by Knorr-Bremse to improve brake system performance and reduce life-cycle costs by facilitating longer maintenance intervals. Knorr-Bremse’s RailServices business ...