Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement
MUNICH – Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has won the company’s largest multi-system order in its collaboration with Swiss rail vehicle manufacturer Stadler.
Knorr-Bremse is to supply Stadler with braking, entrance and climate control (HVAC) systems for 606 new metro cars destined for Berlin Metro operator BVG. This is the company’s first order for entrance and HVAC systems in the metro segment in conjunction with Stadler Deutschland.
Deliveries for the initial order are slated to commence in fourth quarter of 2021, with the final shipments to be made by the end of 2026.
Talgo Contracts Knorr-Bremse for Train Equipment
In the bigger picture, through its commitment, Knorr-Bremse is making a core contribution to creating available, efficient and attractive mobility.
“In terms of both its size and its relevance, this order represents a huge success for our company and is the largest and longest-term order Knorr-Bremse has received from Stadler to date,” said Dr. Jürgen Wilder, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Rail Vehicle Systems division. “Building on the longstanding collaboration between BVG, Stadler and Knorr-Bremse, we are delighted to help make this far-sighted investment in the new generation of Berlin Metro vehicles a reality. With a view to local value added and as a sign of our long-term commitment to the city where the metro cars will operate, our Berlin plant will also be playing a major part in the production and servicing of the equipment.”
By equipping these vehicles from Stadler’s metro segment Knorr-Bremse is safeguarding and strengthening its market position in the European arena in more ways than one.
By way of example, the previous generation of vehicles on the Berlin Metro, such as the Series IK fleet which entered service in 2015, already operate successfully with brake equipment from Knorr-Bremse. Now, for the new Series J and JK vehicles, Knorr-Bremse is to supply the world’s best-selling brake control system for modern metros.
Originally known as the EP2002 and with more than 100,000 units installed worldwide, this mechatronic brake control system will now see service in Germany too, in an optimized version that goes by the new product family name CubeControl. As a result, Stadler and BVG will benefit from technology that is both extremely well tried and tested and at the same time right up to date.
Accessing Stadler Deutschland’s metro segment with entrance and HVAC systems
In addition, for the first time ever, Knorr-Bremse will be supplying entrance and HVAC systems for metro cars from Stadler Deutschland.
“For our Group brand IFE alone, the global market leader for rail vehicle entrance systems, this is one of the biggest orders in the company’s history. Together with Merak, our Group subsidiary for integrated climate control solutions, our technologies offer the fleet operator maximum reliability, comfort and energy efficiency throughout the entire product life cycle,” explained Dr. Peter Radina, Member of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems.