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

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