1985 until today: Expansion through concentration

1985 to 1990

  • 1985: Takeover by Heinz Hermann Thiele
  • Restructuring and concentration on braking technology for rail and commercial vehicles
  • Breakup of the legal corporate structure and creation of two divisions

1990 to 2000

  • Creation of an international production group through subsidiaries and acquisitions
  • Joint venture with VEB Berliner Bremswerk and Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Takeover of NYAB and IFE
  • Large-scale production of pneumatically-operated disc brakes for commercial vehicles begins

2000 until today

  • Global presence expanded
  • Knorr-Bremse develops into one of the world’s leading braking technology companies
  • Takeover of Westinghouse, Bendix, Zelisko, Microelettrica, Merak
  • 2015: 110-year anniversary of the company
  • Joint ventures in the booming Chinese and Russian markets
  • 2016: Entering the steering system business with Knorr-Bremse SteeringSystems
  • 2017: Acquisition of Kiepe Electric: a step toward electrification

Worldwide Offices

Berlin, Germany
+49 30 297725-0
info.berlin@kb-powertech.com

Holzkirchen, Germany
+49 8024 990-0
info.holzkirchen@kb-powertech.com

Mount Olive, USA
+1 973 527 6060
info.usa@kb-powertech.com

Sydney, Australia
+61 2 9674 9222
info.australia@kb-powertech.com

Wuxi, China
+86 510 6888 0513
info.china@kb-powertech.com

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