Knorr-Bremse in Australia.

Knorr-Bremse is the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail vehicles and trucks. Also we manufacture on-board systems such as doors, air conditioning and electronic management systems for rail vehicles. With design, marketing and servicing centres, the range is represented in 30 countries around the world including Australia, employing nearly 30,000 people globally and 450 people in Australia.

Knorr-Bremse Australia was founded 1987. In 2013 the Knorr-Bremse Group celebrated the inauguration of its new braking systems, doors and HVAC plant in Granville. The new facility provides almost 16,000 square meters of office and production space and is now the foremost provider for OE and aftermarket services for transport brakes, doors and HVAC in Australia.

As a technology leader, through its products the company has been making a decisive contribution to greater safety by road and rail since the company was founded in Germany in 1905.

What we do – keep the transport industry running!

Original Equipment

Knorr-Bremse is in the business of design and supply of brake, door, HVAC and power supply system components for use on rolling stock and commercial vehicles, and related systems.


  • Parts supply for our systems
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Engineering support
  • Field service
  • Modernisation and upgrades


Knorr-Bremse Australia Pty. Ltd.

23 - 29 Factory Street
Granville NSW 2142

Phone: +61 2 8863 6500

Knorr-Bremse With Its Six Sites Across Australia and a Team of 470 People

The team consists of:

  • 65 Engineers
  • 210 Tradespeople
  • 18 Project Management
  • 40 Support
  • 62 Logistics
  • 75 Sales & Marketing

Knorr-Bremse’s Local Management Team

Sharing responsibility in a far-sighted approach based on experience and expertise: An outstanding management team guides the progress of the location.

Michael McLellan

Managing Director

Leo van Ryswyk

Director, Sales & Engineering

George Sabbouh

Group Financial Controller

Anthony Fry

Group Manager, Mining / Industrial & Defence

Joseph Schembri

Director, Climate Control Systems (HVAC)

Gareth Pilling

Quality Manager

David Dupen

General Manager, Operations

Paul O´Brien

Group Manager, Human Resources

Marcus Hofmann

Head of Project Management

Eran Kam

Business Manager, Original Equipment

Rodney Clark

Manager, Business Performance

A Career With Knorr-Bremse – and Our Local Commitment

Each Knorr-Bremse location is unique. That applies not only to the wide range of career opportunities and exceptional prospects available but also to our numerous local activities. Because Knorr-Bremse is firmly anchored in the local community – and sees itself as an active player in its social setting.

Brand diversity at Knorr-Bremse

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