25 Dec 2016

KNORR-BREMSE ACQUIRES ELECTRICAL DRIVE SYSTEMS OF VOSSLOH

The Knorr-Bremse Group is acquiring Vossloh Kiepe – the Electrical Systems unit of
Vossloh AG. The two companies have signed an agreement to this effect. With this
acquisition, the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems is adding state-ofthe-
art drive technology for rail and commercial vehicles to its portfolio. The transaction is subject to approval by the anti-trust authorities.

The acquisition enables Knorr-Bremse to further expand the connectivity of its sub-systems, thereby generating greater added value for vehicle builders and operators.

Given the increasing levels of electrification in the commercial vehicle sector, as a systems supplier for electric buses Vossloh Kiepe opens up new growth opportunities and potential applications in this segment.

Based in Düsseldorf, Germany, Vossloh Kiepe is a globally active supplier of electrical traction equipment. Its customer base includes the world’s leading rail vehicle and bus manufacturers.

The company offers efficient solutions and ecologically sustainable concepts for

low-emission public transportation. Along with eco-friendly drive technology for light rail vehicles, metros and regional railways, as well as for battery, hybrid, hydrogen, trolley and In-Motion-Charging (IMC) buses,



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