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May 29, 2019

Knorr-Bremse starts powerful into 2019

  • New record level: Order intake of EUR 1,893m leading to a record order book of EUR 4,701m (more than 8 months of revenue
  • Dynamic Development: Strong revenue growth of 8.8% to EUR 1,755m, outperforming rail and truck markets
  • High profitability: EBITDA margin at 19.0% compared to 18.3% in Q1 2018
  • Updated Guidance for fiscal year 2019: Revenues EUR 6,875m – 7,075m, EBITDA margin of 18.5% - 19.5%

Knorr-Bremse AG, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems, today published its first quarter results of 2019.

May 28, 2019

Knorr-Bremse invests in Belgian start-up Railnova to accelerate railway digital transformation

  • Knorr-Bremse acquires 32% of the shares in Railnova
  • Knorr-Bremse strengthens its digitization strategy towards improving asset availability for the railway industry

Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle subsystems, signed an agreement to acquire a minority stake of 32% in Railnova SA, Belgium. Railnova is the leading supplier of railway telematics solutions and maintenance workflow software to the railway industry. By this investment Knorr-Bremse reinforces its strategy for digitalization and data-driven business solutions for rail applications.

April 30, 2019

Knorr-Bremse proposes dividend of 1.75 euros

  • Following a successful financial year in 2018, Knorr-Bremse will distribute over EUR 280 million to shareholders
  • First Annual Report published in accordance with IFRS

Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse AG, world market leader for brake systems and a leading supplier of other subsystems for rail and commercial vehicles, propose to the Annual General Meeting a dividend of 1.75 euros per share for the 2018 financial year.

April 30, 2019

Change in leadership on the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG

  • Klaus Deller leaves the company after ten years by mutual agreement
  • Supervisory Board initiates the search for his successor
  • Members of the Executive Board will assume the responsibilities in the interim

Klaus Deller, the Chairman of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG, will leave the company on April 30 by mutual agreement. The Supervisory Board has already initiated the search for his successor. During the interim, the responsibilities of Mr. Deller will be assumed jointly by the members of the Executive Board: Ralph Heuwing, Dr. Peter Laier, and Dr. Jürgen Wilder.

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).

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.

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