Knorr-Bremse

German braking system manufacturer / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Knorr-Bremse AG is a German manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles that has operated in the field for over 110 years. Other products in Group's portfolio include intelligent door systems, control components, air conditioning systems for rail vehicles, torsional vibration dampers, and transmission control systems for commercial vehicles. In 2019, the Group's workforce of over 28,000 achieved worldwide sales of EUR 6.93 billion.[2][self-published source][3]

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Knorr-Bremse AG
TypeAktiengesellschaft
FWB: KBX
MDAX Component
IndustryManufacturing
PredecessorSüddeutsche Bremsen-AG 
Founded1905; 117 years ago (1905)
Berlin, Germany
HeadquartersMunich, Germany
Key people
Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold, chairman of the supervisory board
Productsbraking systems (rail and road)
Revenue€6.93 billion (2019)[1]
€0.63 billion (2019)[1]
Number of employees
28,905 (as of 31 December 2019)[1]
Websitewww.knorr-bremse.com/en
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Georg Knorr (1859–1911)
Bruno Kunze (1854–1935)
Knorr-Bremse GmbH, Berlin (1908)
Süddeutsche Bremsen-AG, Munich (1924) with the USS Los Angeles (ZR-3) shortly after its maiden flight
Knorr-Bremse AG headquarters today, Munich

The Group has a presence in over 30 countries, at 100 locations.[4]

On 4 November 2020, it was announced that Knorr-Bremse AG had chosen Dr. Jan Michael Mrosik to be a member of the Executive Board and CEO. The appointment takes effect as of 1 January 2021.[5]