The business principles of Knorr-Bremse.

Growing with our values.

Globalization continues at high speed, companies are facing strong competition and for each and every one of us the pace of everyday life is increasing, driven above all by mobile communications and the Internet. These developments place great demands on people. Values that are anchored in our fundamental characteristics provide us with orientation and stability here. We are convinced that our shared corporate values help us develop and grow as we master the challenges of the future.

The following five values describe what sets Knorr-Bremse apart:


Knorr-Bremse sees challenges as opportunities for long-term profitable growth. As a family-owned business we think in generations. We identify future demands and have the open-mindedness and courage to develop new business areas. We set ourselves clear targets and focus on performance and execution with a view to achieving our business goals.


Knorr-Bremse offers technological expertise and competence in all the areas in which we operate. We analyze market and social trends and are open to new ideas. Our focus is on anticipating customer needs and creating customer value, offering innovative, leading-edge and competitive system solutions. We encourage everyone to use their knowledge to help improve and develop sustainable products and services.


Safety is Knorr-Bremse’s main focus – we do not compromise on this. Our products and services call for excellent quality standards in all areas and processes. We keep our promises and personally ensure that the demands of our customers, partners and colleagues are met.


We love what we do. Challenges inspire our creativity. Everybody is eager to fulfill their personal potential. Knorr-Bremse employees are dedicated specialists in their field and are passionate about performing well. We are committed to fulfilling our targets and are prepared to go the extra mile. We recognize good performance and celebrate extraordinary success.


Knorr-Bremse is a global company with multiple cultures and we aggregate the strengths of all our individual employees. We value and promote diversity and foster personal development as a key factor for success. Fairness determines the way we work, and our governance systems assure compliant behavior. In conducting our business we meet our social and environmental responsibilities within local communities.

Worldwide Offices

Berlin, Germany
+49 30 297725-0

Holzkirchen, Germany
+49 8024 990-0

Mount Olive, USA
+1 973 527 6060

Sydney, Australia
+61 2 9674 9222

Wuxi, China
+86 510 6888 0513


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