Knorr-Bremse introduced a number of new concepts and products during the research period and also announced a project to research and develop rail automation technology.

In September 2022 the company unveiled a number of new concepts linked to its digital freight train project.

These included a digital automatic coupler (DAC) to facilitate rapid and flexible freight transportation; and an electric contact coupling system (e-coupler) and UIC compact freight car brake (CFCB) solutions.

The company also unveiled its CubeControl and FlexControl family of brake control systems.

Finally Knorr-Bremse also launched an electrohydraulic flat floor design for light rail vehicles and hydro control smart electrohydraulic supply and control unit with an integrated electronic brake control system.

Elsewhere the company announced it had reached a MoU with Thales to develop automatic train operation (ATO) solutions for locomotive-hauled freight and passenger trains.

Both entities will focus on the development of automated features for the digital freight train (DFT).

Company Profile

Knorr-Bremse, a subsidiary of KB Holding GmbH, is a developer, producer, manufacturer, and marketer of braking systems and sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles.

Its product portfolio includes entrance, climate control, HVAC, control, and electrical systems.

The company’s commercial vehicles product portfolio comprises dampers, compressors, electronic systems, braking systems, steering systems, and disc brakes.

Knorr-Bremse also offers services including original part logistics, repair and maintenance, onsite support, and training services.

The company provides its products under the brand names Knorr-Bremse, ZELISKO, Merak, Evac, and Selectron.

It operates in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia.

The company is headquartered in Munich, Bayern, Germany.