Knorr-Bremse is a manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles that has operated in the field for over 110 years. Other products in Group's portfolio include intelligent door systems, control components, air conditioning systems for rail vehicles, and torsional vibration dampers, transmission control systems for commercial vehicles. In 2015, the Group's workforce of over 24,000 achieved worldwide sales of EUR 5.8billion.
Engineer Georg Knorr established Knorr-Bremse GmbH in 1905 in Boxhagen-Rummelsburg, Neue Bahnhofstraße, near Berlin . Its production of railway braking systems derived from a company founded in 1883. In 1911 the company merged with "Continentale Bremsen-GmbH" to found Knorr-Bremse Aktiengesellschaft . From 1913 onwards a second manufactoring plant, new headquarters, a heating plant and other annex buildings were erected.
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