Local Activities in Hungary.
Local Care programs of Knorr-Bremse Budapest focuses on topics of the education, society and environment. The projects implemented are initiated by our employees who actively participated in the implementation with volunteer work while support was provided by our company. Many instances of long-term cooperation have stemmed from such sympathies and devotion of our colleagues which fosters harmony between individual commitment and corporate values.
We have won the CSR Hungary Award 2019 in the category of „Common issues-common responsibilities”. With this award, our commitment to local communities has been recognised.
This ward raises awareness of the fact that it is not enough for a company to be efficient and successful in business to claim that it has actually created value. Success is also measured by its approach to issues concerning the society and the environment and how it makes a difference.
With Running we Help
We collaborated with the SUHANJ Foundation in the project With running we help and by so we strengthened social cohesion and sporty lifestyle. We contributed to the transformation and renovation of a unique, barrier free fitness room designed specifically for disabled and visually impaired people. Members of the Knorr-Bremse Running Club do sports and run together with athletes of the foundation.
Code a Robot
Our initiative Code a robot is extremely popular in primary schools. More than 50 schools submitted applications for our tender Robotics IT study groups which provided schools with curriculum and methodology developed by one of our colleagues. Currently, we help pupils think more technically and algorithmically in six primary schools through teaching them how to code in a playful manner.
The project Ovi-Zsaru (Kindergarten-cop) is supposed to enhance the security of children. We launched the Ovi-Zsaru educational program in cooperation with the Police in the Baross German-speaking Nursery School where many children of our employees go to. Our employees joined trainings of the program as responsible adults and parents.
Reliable Employer Award 2021/22
CSR Hungary Award 2019/2020
- Silver medal at the „INTELLIGENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR” competition in 2019
- Knorr-Bremse Budapest is Company of the Year at Figyelő TOP200
- Factory of the Year 2012
Our company has born the title of Reliable Employer for years, the award with which the German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DUIHK) recognizes our achievements in the field of remuneration, training and professional development, career opportunities and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment.
Common issues – common responsibility: Knorr-Bremse Budapest has won CSR Hungary Award.
“CSR Hungary Award 2019” is the CSR prize of the business sector recognising the most outstanding sustainability initiatives and projects of Hungarian companies.
Since our establishment, it has been important for us to incorporate issues of the society and the environment into our business routine so that we can foster the development of the economy, environment protection and the society alike. Our CSR policy focuses on local communities. Within the framework of Local Care project, we encourage our employees every year to share with us the social and ecological issues they care the most about and the civil organisations dedicated to solving those problems, the activity of which they can actively participate in. Our company supports these initiatives by employee volunteer programs and providing the equipment needed.
CSR Hungary Award draws public attention to the fact that it is no longer enough for companies to be efficient and successful to create value. Success of a company is also measured by its views on issues concerning the society and the environment and what actions it takes.
We’re getting better and better! In 2019 we received second place in the category of large companies at the „INTELLIGENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR” competition organised by Mensa HungarIQa. By having a presence in a hundred countries around the world, Mensa aims to bring together highly intelligent people, regardless of their age, gender, origin, or social status. Our employees competed for the highest possible intelligence average in two rounds, from which 94 Mensa-level results were obtained. Congratulations to the team, we are proud to continue being the “INTELLIGENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR”.
The professional jury of Figyelő TOP200 awarded Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems Budapest Company of the Year prize in 2019. As the reputed professionals stated, the company surpassed rivals this year in terms of revenue growth, investments and innovation.
Knorr-Bremse Budapest, a subsidiary of Knorr-Bremse Group manufactures and develops brake systems. The brake systems manufactured in Budapest are applied in railway vehicle all around the world.
The company has been on the rise for the last twenty years. Expansion gained momentum in 2016 when the company turned into the largest railway brake manufacturer and developer of Knorr-Bremse. Since 2017, Knorr-Bremse has run one of the most significant vocational training centres of Hungary, Knorr-Bremse Trainee Center, where sixty students learn trades in high demand every year.
Knorr-Bremse Budapest is a bright example for the excellent German-Hungarian relations in the field of commerce and science and the Hungarian engineering traditions. Hungarian and German professionals create products and solutions highly esteemed in the global market and thus enhance the competitiveness of the Hungarian economy.
Every year, the business magazine Produktion and management consultants A.T. Kearney recognize companies in this way for their outstanding performance in manufacturing.
A high-caliber jury composed of experts from academia, business, and trade associations has honored the Knorr-Bremse System for Rail Vehicles Budapest with the Factory of the Year/GEO award in the category Excellent Value Stream Management.