Knorr-Bremse AG

A new railway vehicle brake system production plant will be built in Bugry. The German company Knorr-Bremse will do it at its site in the RAUM Bugry industrial park. This news is reported by the enterprise’s press service.

15 July 2020

Russian Railways, the Railway Transport Engineering Center and the German Knorr-Bremse signed an agreement on cooperation in the high-speed train development, the Russian holding said in a statement.

25 June 2020

The first phase of construction of a factory that will manufacture braking systems for high-speed trains, including Sapsan trains, has begun in St Petersburg. The announcement was made by the head of the city’s Committee for Industrial Policy and Innovations Maksim Meiksim.

The factory has been built by Federal Freight (a Russian Railways subsidiary) and German Knorr-Bremse. The partners have created the Knorr-Bremse 1520 joint enterprise for the purpose (with 40% belonging to Federal Freight and 60% belonging to the German company). A total of 1.8 billion roubles (around 29.5 million euros) has been invested in the project. It is expected that 80% of the parts will be manufactured locally.

Future plans include launching production of compressors, door modules and braking equipment for trams and trucks. In addition to this, Knorr-Bremse is planning on moving its production facilities from Tver and Voronezh to St Petersburg in 2016.

22 June 2015
32.6 mln
St. Petersburg, Tatarstan

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Knorr-Bremse AG


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Knorr-Bremse is one of the leading producers of brakes and on-board control systems for rail transport. In addition to braking systems for all types of rail transport, the company’s product range also includes door systems, air conditioners, control components and windshield wipers. The group has a physical presence in 25 countries and includes production lines, distribution points and service centres. The turnover of the Knorr-Bremse Rail division was 2.98 billion euros in 2014. The company currently employs more than 14,000 people.