System expertise through brand diversity.

More safety and efficiency on the railways. For people and the transportation of goods. This has been our goal for almost 120 years and it drives us every day. We make rail transport sustainable and more environmentally friendly.

In addition to the main Knorr-Bremse brand, we manage other brands with an excellent understanding of the product and market, which are also aligned with the Knorr-Bremse system concept.

We are innovators in mobility. We are Knorr-Bremse.


Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH

Moosacher Str. 80
80809 München
Deutschland - Germany

Phone: +49 89 3547-0

World market leader for braking systems: Knorr-Bremse

Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems, headquartered in Munich, is the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical subsystems. Our customers receive everything from a single source and perfectly coordinated systems. In addition to brakes, these include door, sanitary and climate control systems, coupling solutions, train control and traffic management systems as well as digital solutions for the entire vehicle. Their intelligent networking results in uncompromising safety.

Our aftermarket activities for rail are bundled under RailServices for the entire life cycle of a rail vehicle.

Innovative Control Systems for Railroads: New York Air Brake (NYAB)

New York Air Brake (NYAB) develops and supplies leading-edge air brake control systems and components, electronically controlled braking systems, foundation brakes, train handling systems, and wayside equipment for the railroad industry. An industry pioneer since 1890, our legacy is built on a deep customer commitment that fuels us to deliver outstanding service, high quality and reliable products, and solutions for improved rail performance, safety, and overall operating cost. New York Air Brake is headquartered in Watertown, New York, with manufacturing plants in Nixa, Missouri; Riverside, Missouri; Salisbury, North Carolina; West Chicago, Illinois; and Wheatland, Missouri; along with Train Dynamic Systems (TDS), a technology development unit located in Irving, Texas.

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Entrance Systems for Rail Vehicles: IFE

IFE develops, produces and distributes entrance systems for mass transit and mainline rail vehicles. In close collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and operators, IFE is consistently working on improving the entrance systems for light rail vehicles and metros, regional and commuter trains as well as high-speed and passenger trains and stimulating the market with its innovative ideas.

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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems: Merak

With “ECO fans” for maximum energy efficiency, low global warming potential refrigerants, and smart pressure wave protection for a smooth and peaceful journey, HVAC system specialist Merak unites economy, eco-friendliness and passenger comfort in a coherent overall package. The company integrates global high performing proven technology modules to offer seamless comfort in all climatic conditions and rail vehicle types.

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Global Leader in Electromechanical and Electronic Components: Microelettrica Scientifica

With over 60 years’ experience in electromechanical and electronic components and a global footprint with locations in Buccinasco (IT), Suzhou (CN), Johannesburg (SA), Mt. Olive (USA), Dresden (DE) and St. Chamond (FR), Microelettrica Scientifica is well positioned to serve its customers´ needs. Its unique competence on electronic power systems for railway vehicles, DC railway infrastructure, industrial applications and growing business is based on a gradual expansion from components business to integrated solutions. Our product segments are: contactors, high speed circuit breakers, switchgear, resistors, energy metering systems, fans, protection relays.

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Rail Computing & Communication (RCC) systems for rail vehicles: Selectron

As a specialist in Rail Computing & Communication (RCC) system solutions for rail vehicle automation – as well as, for example, TCMS, control, I/O, networking and communication technology – Knorr-Bremse Selectron develops “nervous systems” for rail vehicles. With its vehicle control units and connectivity solutions, Selectron responds to digital connectivity trends by supplying innovative products suitable for use in an exceptionally wide range of applications. The company uses an efficient, comprehensive suite of software tools to program its high-performing systems – always in compliance with the very latest safety and cybersecurity standards.

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Fully integrated Sanitary Systems: Evac

Evac is the world’s leading manufacturer of fully integrated sanitary systems for passenger trains. Using vacuum technology, these sophisticated systems deliver clean, hygienic, water-saving sanitary solutions. Train operators and their passengers benefit from exceptionally reliable, long-lasting toilet systems. Combined with Knorr-Bremse’s expertise in remote diagnostics and maintenance, as well as the Group’s global service network, Evac offers carbuilders and operators significant added value in the form of a reliable, around-the-clock service that also covers sanitary systems.

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Signalling and Traffic Management Systems, Current and Voltage Transformers: Zelisko

Dr. techn. Josef Zelisko, Fabrik für Elektrotechnik und Maschinenbau GmbH – founded in Mödling in 1918 – specializes in energy and traffic engineering. The company's energy, signalling systems and traffic management systems divisions develop and produce a range of complex and reliable systems. Products including current and voltage transformers as well as sensors, LED railway signals, railway crossing safety systems and combined ticket printer/on-board computers help to improve power supply and rail and road safety around the world.

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Maintenance, Modernization and Repair Services for Brakes and On-board Systems: RailServices

Knorr-Bremse RailServices provides – in addition to original parts – comprehensive service and support for all of our products and systems. Knorr-Bremse RailServices aims to be the service partner of choice for our railroad partners worldwide, offering innovative and competitive solutions across the entire product life cycle.

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