Source: Knorr-Bremse release
Munich, April 16, 2020 – Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has signed a contract in the mid-double-digit million-euro range with TMH International, subsidiary of the Russian rolling stock manufacturer TMH, to supply braking systems for 1,300 passenger cars. The new vehicles will help modernize and expand the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) fleet. The first cars are scheduled to enter regular passenger service in the third quarter of 2020.
“This project is extremely important to us on two counts. Firstly, it is Knorr-Bremse’s largest ever individual equipment order in Egypt,” explained Dr. Jürgen Wilder, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Rail Vehicle Systems division. “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.”
“Our braking systems are key to the long-term modernization of rail transportation in Egypt and to delivering enhanced mobility for the people who live there,” added Mark Cleobury, Member of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems. “As the technology helps to connect some of the country’s major cities, it can also contribute to tackling road congestion.”
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All 1,300 passenger cars will be equipped with Knorr-Bremse pneumatic braking systems that will be delivered to TMH International in several batches between now and the end of 2022. The first prototypes were supplied in June 2019, with the first shipment of volume-built systems following in December 2019. The run-up to the initial shipment saw intensive international cooperation between the Knorr-Bremse sites in Munich, Moscow, Budapest and Mödling, Austria.
“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,” adds Kirill Lipa, CEO of TMH.
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