Knorr-Bremse is divided into two business divisions under the umbrella of Knorr-Bremse AG: Rail Vehicle Systems and Commercial Vehicle Systems.
Rail Vehicle Systems
Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems is the leading manufacturer of braking systems for mass transit and long-distance rail networks. Knorr-Bremse braking systems are used in high-speed trains as well as locomotives, self-powered trains, subways, street cars and freight vehicles. Our product portfolio also includes door systems and air conditioning systems. The division employs approximately 7,700 staff members and earned sales in 2008 of EUR 1.4 billion.
Commercial Vehicle Systems
Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems offers customers braking systems for trucks and buses. Knorr-Bremse is a leading provider of electronic control and driver assistance systems, greatly contributing to safety on the road. Additional product areas include torsional vibration dampers for diesel engines as well as powertrain systems. With over 7,100 employees, the division earned sales in 2008 of just under EUR 2 billion.