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  • Evac Slomo train toilet
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    Flushed with pride at latest acquisition

    2021-06-04T12:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Stadler is to supply metro rolling stock to Atlanta from its factory in Salt Lake City.
    Metro Report International

    Atlanta metro car braking systems ordered

    2021-04-27T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Knorr Bremse Merak Getafe headquarters
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    Family trust to provide continuity at Knorr-Bremse and Vossloh

    2021-03-29T09:11:00Z

    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 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Torino brake contract awarded

    2021-03-25T11:42:00Z

    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 ...

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    Knorr-Bremse announces the death of Heinz Hermann Thiele

    2021-02-24T14:41:00Z

    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 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

    2021-01-13T13:29:00Z

    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 ...

  • Köln Alstom Citadis tram impression (Image: Alstom/Design & Styling)
    Metro Report International

    Köln orders 64 Citadis trams customised for the German market

    2020-11-25T10:49:00Z

    GERMANY: Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG has awarded a consortium of Alstom Transportation Deutschland and Kiepe Electric a €363m contract to supply 64 Citadis low-floor trams to a new configuration adapted for the German market.

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    Assisted Remote Shunting obstacle detection trial

    2020-10-14T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Knorr-Bremse is equipping a number of SBB Cargo shunting locomotives with the Assisted Remote Shunting obstacle detection system developed by Rail Vision, an Israeli start-up in which the braking system manufacturer has a 21·3% stake. ARS is designed to enable a single person to ...

  • Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 locomotive.
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    Brake support contract extended

    2020-10-06T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Knorr-Bremse and Bombardier Transportation have agreed to further extend the Europe-wide service contract under which Knorr-Bremse RailServices supports the maintenance of Traxx locomotives by the manufacturer’s service business. Originally signed in September 2010, the contract was originally intended to run for five years, but in ...

  • Knorr Bremse Merak Getafe headquarters
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    Knorr-Bremse brings rail HVAC activities under Merak brand

    2020-09-03T05:00:00Z

    MERAK: Knorr-Bremse has unified its worldwide rolling stock heating, ventilation and air-conditioning activities under the overall brand name Merak. This covers Merak’s global headquarters at Getafe in Spain, Merak North America, the Merak-Jinxin joint venture in China, the rail HVAC activities of Sigma in Australia, Kiepe ...

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    ‘Two-pronged’ locomotive brake maintenance contract awarded

    2020-08-27T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: The national railway group’s rolling stock maintenance company VR FleetCare has awarded Knorr-Bremse RailServices a contract to maintain the brake control and wheel slide protection equipment on 46 Sr2 electric locomotives until 2028. The mixed-traffic locos have been in service since the mid-1990s. They are ...

  • Siemens Mobility Inspiro London trainset for the Piccadilly Line.
    Metro Report International

    Doors ordered for London Underground’s new Piccadilly Line trains

    2020-08-03T09:59:00Z

    UK: Knorr-Bremse’s rolling stock door subsidiary IFE has won its largest ever contract, covering the supply of door systems for the trainsets which Siemens Mobility is to build for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line. The ‘middle double-digit million-euro’ contract announced on August 3 ...

  • Russian Railways Sapsan train
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    Partnership to develop 400 km/h high speed train for Russia

    2020-06-25T10:31:00Z

    RUSSIA:· Russian Railways, the Engineering Centre for Railway Transport and Knorr-Bremse have formed a partnership to develop high speed trains which could link Russia’s largest cities at speeds up to 400 km/h. It is envisaged that the first of the very high speed trains could enter service ...

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    Knorr-Bremse begins production of low-noise brake blocks for new wagons

    2020-06-07T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Knorr-Bremse’s Pamplona plant has begun volume production of Problock J816M low-noise composite brake blocks for new-build wagons, adding to the low-noise brake blocks which the company supplies for retrofitting to existing vehicles. ‘This product represents a key strategic addition to our portfolio’, said Dr. Nicolas ...

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    Knorr-Bremse to supply onboard systems for Sapsan trainsets

    2020-04-30T09:28:00Z

    RUSSIA: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply braking, door and HVAC systems, windscreen wipers and power electrics for the 13 additional Sapsan trainsets which have been ordered by Russian Railways. The third order for 250 km/h Velaro RUS trainsets was placed by RZD ...

  • Wabtec is working with Tronix3D to produce face shields for Pennsylvania healthcare provider Excela Health
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-04-17T06:00:00Z

    Wabtec is working with Tronix3D to produce face shields for Pennsylvania healthcare provider Excela Health. ‘As a 150-year-old member of the greater Pittsburgh community, we have a responsibility to support our first responders during these unprecedented times’, said Wabtec President CEO Rafael Santana. ‘Wabtec ...

  • Knorr-Bremse is supplying pneumatic braking systems for the 1 300 coaches which TMH International is building for Egyptian National Railways.
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    Brakes designed for Egypt’s hot and dusty desert climate

    2020-04-16T13:36:00Z

    EGYPT: Knorr-Bremse is supplying pneumatic braking systems for the 1 300 coaches which TMH International is building for Egyptian National Railways. The first of the 140 km/h coaches of various types, which were ordered in September 2018, are scheduled to enter regular service in Q3 2020. ...

  • Hitachi’s Tranista Traffic Management technology
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-04-10T06:00:00Z

    Cyient has entered into a ‘long term strategic engagement’ with Hitachi Rail which will see it develop and operate sites in Hyderabad and Bangalore in India and Pennsylvania in the USA to provide engineering services such as application logic and hardware design, software configuration, verification ...

  • Knorr-Bremse
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-04-03T06:00:00Z

    Knorr-Bremse suspended its guidance for the 2020 financial year on March 27, saying the effects of the Covid-19 crisis had rendered numerous assumptions obsolete. It said a rapid recovery in China, where Knorr-Bremse’s plants have resumed 97% of their operations, showed that with appropriate measures delivery ...

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    Knorr-Bremse awarded Desiro brake upgrading framework contract

    2020-03-18T06:03:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and Knorr-Bremse have finalised a framework agreement for the modernisation of braking systems on Class 642 Siemens Desiro regional diesel multiple-units. By the end of 2024, Knorr-Bremse is to supply at least 155 ESRA Evolution brake control conversion kits which will be fitted ...