Knorr-Bremse in Japan.
Knorr Bremse provides various onboard systems for rail and commercial vehicles with its flagship braking systems.
Knorr-Bremse AG, the parent company, was established in Germany in 1905 and the Headquarters is in Munich now. Currently it has more than 100 business locations in 30 countries, providing product development, manufacturing, sales and after-sales support. The product portfolio covers all type of vehicles, such as high speed, metro, LRV, freight, loco, etc.
Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems Japan opened its first office in Tokyo in 1992 and offer brake and on-board systems for Japanese rail operators and car builders.
Mainly air supply unit, brake control unit and bogie equipment products are delivered and supported.
After starting with the business to supply screw-type air compressor units to East Japan Railway Co., Ltd., we are now supplying oil-free compressors to JR group operators and private railway operators.
In 2010, we were selected as a supplier of disc brake equipment for the E5 series Shinkansen with a maximum speed of 320 km/h. The disc brake equipment has also been adopted in the E6, E7, W7 and H5 series.
Furthermore, we have a global support network that supplies a large number of export vehicle projects from Japan. We provide not only brake systems but also door and air conditioning systems for overseas vehicles.
In 2006 we established service center in Sakado, Saitama, and opened Kansai office in Kobe in 2020.
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.
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