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Digital trains: Knorr-Bremse and Nexxiot present connectivity solutions for the rail industry

  • Knorr-Bremse and Nexxiot to launch a suite of smart products for improving connectivity throughout the rail industry
  • Starting in 2024, Knorr-Bremse Node, Knorr-Bremse Hub and associated cloud services will be available for outfitting and retrofitting passenger and freight trains
  • Smart analytics of operating data gathered from braking systems and other systems will improve train availability, operational efficiency and punctuality
  • Key projects are already underway with customers in the UK and USA
  • Knorr-Bremse expects digital solutions to generate steady growth, achieving Rail division revenues in the lower double-digit million-euro range by as soon as 2025

Knorr-Bremse is focused on driving forward the digitalization of the rail sector. Together with Swiss asset intelligence specialist Nexxiot, based in Zurich, Knorr-Bremse is about to bring a new suite of smart products for connected passenger and freight trains to market. With these solutions, Knorr-Bremse is creating the basis for high-growth digital business models in the areas of connectivity, cloud solutions and software as a service.

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A new Movia metro train is parked in the depot in Savli and is being prepared for use in Bhopal by four employees in safety clothing.

Success in India: Knorr-Bremse partners with Alstom to equip metro trains for megacities Bhopal and Indore

  • On behalf of Alstom, Knorr-Bremse is fitting braking and climate control systems to 52 Movia metros ordered by Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited
  • Trains will serve on metro lines currently under construction in Bhopal and Indore
  • Knorr-Bremse systems are in high demand for major projects in the emerging Indian rail market
  • For Knorr-Bremse, the order value is in the lower double-digit million-euro range

Knorr-Bremse is to equip more metro trains destined for major cities in India in partnership with Alstom. The equipment includes braking and climate control systems for 52 Alstom Movia trains with a total of 156 railcars ordered by Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) for Bhopal and Indore. Knorr-Bremse will also provide comprehensive services for these technologies over a 15-year period. With this order, Knorr-Bremse is benefiting from the dynamic development of India’s transportation sector while contributing to safe, reliable, eco-friendly mobility in the country’s mass transit segment.

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Historic headquarters of the Knorr-Bremse Group in Munich

Knorr-Bremse Sees Higher Profit Margin and Strong Cash Flow

  • Robust demand continues in both divisions in the first nine months of 2023: order intake rises to € 6.2 billion
  • Order book reaches a new record high of roughly € 7.2 billion
  • Knorr-Bremse’s revenue increases by a significant 12.7% to roughly € 5.9 billion
  • BOOST 2026 strategy program: efficiency increase measures show initial success; operating EBIT margin in third quarter rises to 11.5% (Q2/23: 11.1%)
  • Free cash flow in third quarter rises significantly to € 230 million (Q3/22: € 38 million) with a cash conversion rate of 168% (Q3/22: 25%)
  • Group confirms Guidance for 2023

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 results for the first nine months and third quarter of 2023.

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Portrait photo of Dr. Nicolas Lange, who has been appointed as a new member of the Executive Board as of October 1, 2023, where he will be responsible for the Rail Vehicle Systems division.

Dr. Nicolas Lange to join Knorr-Bremse’s Executive Board and guide the market leader’s rail business

  • The Supervisory Board has appointed Dr. Nicolas Lange, Chairman of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems, to the Group’s Executive Board effective October 1, 2023
  • Dr. Jürgen Wilder, the Executive Board member at Knorr-Bremse AG who previously oversaw the rail business, will leave the company on the best terms on September 30, 2023
  • The Supervisory Board thanked Dr. Wilder for the exceptional work he performed as a member of the Executive Board

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Investing in India: Knorr-Bremse increases research and development capacity

  • Knorr-Bremse expands Technology Center India (TCI) in Pune and strengthens activity in India’s mobility market
  • Multi-million-euro investment in new building complex hosting R&D and technical support facilities for Rail and Commercial Vehicle Systems divisions
  • Inauguration ceremony attended by business partners, employees and senior management from Knorr-Bremse Group

Knorr-Bremse is expanding its capacity in India, covering both rail and commercial vehicle sectors. Last week, a new building complex was officially inaugurated at the cross-divisional TCI development center in Pune, where some 1,300 experts will work on developing innovative transportation technologies. Key areas include mechanical engineering, hardware and software, IT and simulations.

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Knorr-Bremse Planning a New Remuneration System Based on a 40-Hour Week

  • Simple, transparent, and comparable: the new salary system planned for Knorr-Bremse employees at Germany sites
  • 40-hour week (previously 42-hour) intended to be new core company working hours
  • To be implemented progressively by 2026, starting with the Knorr-Bremse site in Berlin

Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems, is seeking to become an even more attractive employer. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Marc Llistosella, the company is committed to an even more appealing working environment and to competitive remuneration that rewards performance. For this reason, the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG has decided to make several key elements of the working hours and remuneration at its German sites even more attractive.

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