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January 18, 2021

Long-distance mobility: Knorr-Bremse wins equipment contract for Talgo ECx passenger trains

  • Knorr-Bremse and Spanish vehicle manufacturer Talgo sign equipment contract for 23 ECx passenger trains for Deutsche Bahn, with an option for 77 more trains
  • From the first quarter of 2021, Knorr-Bremse will supply braking systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, entrance systems, as well as windscreen wiper units with a total order value in the mid tens of millions (EUR)
  • The new ECx trains will be deployed from 2023 on the Berlin-Amsterdam route and on long-distance services within Germany, contributing to shorter journey times, greater availability and barrier-free mobility

Knorr-Bremse has concluded an equipment contract with the train manufacturer Talgo for 23 new ECx long-distance trains. From 2023, the locomotive-drawn passenger railcars will expand Deutsche Bahn's fleet for national and international long-distance services.

The ECx trains are designed to make journeys faster, more attractive and more comfortable, particularly on the Berlin-Amsterdam route as well as tourist routes to the North Sea and the Alps. The order, with a total volume in the mid tens of millions (EUR), includes the option to equip an additional 77 trains, which would bring the total order to 100 trains.

January 14, 2021

CDP Rating: Knorr-Bremse Attains Leadership Level In Climate Protection

Bendix's parent company, Knorr-Bremse, has been awarded an “A-” rating for its climate protection measures by global not-for-profit environmental organization CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project). This puts KB at CDP’s Leadership level, ranking among the top 13 percent of its peer group.

January 14, 2021

CDP rating: Knorr-Bremse attains Leadership level in climate protection

  • Important endorsement for Group-wide Climate Strategy 2030
  • Knorr-Bremse among top 13 percent of peer group worldwide
  • CDP awards Knorr-Bremse “A-” rating for transparency and achievements in climate protection

Knorr-Bremse has been awarded an “A-” rating for its climate protection measures by global not-for-profit environmental organization CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project). This puts Knorr-Bremse at CDP’s Leadership level, ranking among the top 13 percent of its peer group.

January 13, 2021

Supporting high-speed train operations: Knorr-Bremse and Hitachi Rail agree long-term maintenance cooperation for UK Intercity fleet

  • Knorr-Bremse signs a framework contract to supply Hitachi Rail with new friction technology for over 1,200 intercity Class 800/801/802 train cars
  • From the first quarter of 2021, Hitachi intercity trains operating in the UK will start using a new generation of brake pads and discs developed by Knorr-Bremse
  • The four-year, multi-million-euro contract includes an option for an additional four-year extension

Starting in the first quarter of 2021, Knorr-Bremse will start supplying a new generation of brake pads and discs for Hitachi intercity Class 800/801/802 trains serving UK intercity routes. The transition to the new friction technology will see all the trains equipped with the new brake pads and discs; optimizing the vehicles’ braking systems performance as well as minimizing maintenance time and life-cycle costs.

December 15, 2020

Bendix At 90: A Legacy Of Safety, A Future Of Possibility, And Making A Difference Every Mile Of Every Day

Building on History to Craft a Safer Tomorrow

December 14, 2020

Bendix Highlights The Need For Continued Driver Training, Technician Training, And Integrating Safety Technologies To Help Reverse Trends In Large Truck Crashes

Latest “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts” Report Reveals Collisions Involving Large Trucks Continued to Climb in 2018

December 11, 2020

Bendix Tech Tips: The ABC’S Of Winter Prep

Air, Brakes, and Controls System Components Need Proper Upkeep for Safe Vehicle Operation

December 10, 2020

Upstaging, Inc.: Evolving And Growing With A Focus On Safety

Illinois Fleet Supports Drivers with Bendix Air Disc Brakes and Full-Stability Technology

December 08, 2020

Nine Million Bendix Remanufactured Brake Shoes Make A Difference On and Off The Roads Of North America

As Demand for Reman Shoes Grows and Safety Technology Advances, Wheel-End Performance Matters Even More

December 03, 2020

As EPA's Copper-Free Brake Initiative Moves To Next Phase, Bendix Offers Reminders And Product Updates

Current and Forthcoming Brake Pads Provide Compliance as Older Friction Becomes Obsolete

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