The world's leading manufacturer of braking systems and supplier of additional sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles, based in Munich.
In Austria, Knorr-Bremse GmbH has about 950 employees at two sites as well as 850 employees at its sites in the Netherlands, Germany, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, and the Czech Republic.
Welcoming the Trade Delegates at the company's site in Mödling, close to Vienna, Managing Director Jörg Branschädel gave a presentation of Knorr-Bremse worldwide and the special sectors located at the Austrian site.
Within the Group, the Austrian Knorr-Bremse GmbH possesses the development competency for magnetic track brakes, eddy current brakes, flange devices, windscreen wiper and washing systems, sanding systems and brake test units, all of which are also manufactured at its Mödling site. Additionally, the company is responsible for the distribution of rail vehicle systems in 14 Central and Eastern European countries and operates its own branches in Poland and Romania.
Detailed presentations by Volker Jörgl and Peter Krieg took the Trade Delegates to the very specific and exciting world of modern track brakes or sanding and wiper systems, followed by a site tour, guided by Kurt Haselsteiner.
As a family firm with a pool of expertise acquired in more than 100 years, Knorr-Bremse stands for reliability and sustainability: to develop and produce sustainable system solutions that make mobility and freight transportation safer, more reliable and more efficient, is Knorr-Bremse's goal.
Knorr-Bremse is represented across the globe, with over 100 production sites in 30 countries. Locally-based, highly qualified employees who speak the local languages and are familiar with the respective cultural conventions and national product requirements ensure that Knorr-Bremse maintains the necessary proximity to its markets and customers. Knorr-Bremse's innovative solutions are based on an in-depth understanding of market needs and customer requirements, applying a blend of local knowledge and the expertise of a global high-tech player.
Working with global systems partnerships like car builders or railway operators, Knorr-Bremse reported sales of EUR 6.24 billion and employed some 28,000 people worldwide in 2017.