Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
April 16, 2020

Knorr-Bremse to supply braking systems for Egyptian passenger cars

Knorr-Bremse has secured a new contract to supply braking systems for 1,300 passenger cars for Egyptian National Railways (ENR).

Knorr-Bremse has secured a new contract to supply braking systems for 1,300 passenger cars for Egyptian National Railways (ENR).

The contract was awarded by Russia’s TMH International, which is building these passenger cars.

According to Knorr-Bremse, the value of the contract is in the ‘mid-double-digit million-euro range’.

Knorr-Bremse executive board member and responsible for the Rail Vehicle Systems division Dr Jürgen Wilder said: “This project is extremely important to us on two counts. Firstly, it is Knorr-Bremse’s largest ever individual equipment order in Egypt.

“And secondly, it is our first joint original equipment project in Egypt with our partner TMH International.

“Along with our global production network, one of the key reasons we were awarded the contract is our established successful presence in Egypt’s growing rail transportation market.”

Content from our partners
Four principles to harness data for asset management
The green transportation revolution: An unprecedented opportunity to invest in the future

Under the contract, Knorr-Bremse will deliver and supply pneumatic braking systems to TMH International in multiple batches by the end of 2022.

TMH CEO Kirill Lipa said: “The contract with Egyptian National Railways is a multi-country project involving Egypt, Russia and Hungary, as well as a global supply chain, including leading rail systems companies like Knorr-Bremse from Germany, with which we’re very pleased to cooperate.

“Over the course of the project, we will also source equipment in South Africa and Hungary, where we are present, in a commitment to support the national economies and their export potential.”

The first TMH International-built passenger cars are expected to enter passenger service for ENR in the third quarter of this year.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The railway industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy