Aftermarket Services

Since its establishment in 1905, Knorr-Bremse (KB) has expanded beyond its Munich headquarters to include more than one hundred sites in twenty-nine different countries, including eighty state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. Today, the Knorr-Bremse Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems, as well as a leading supplier of multiple other safety critical subsystems for rail vehicles, all supported by KB’s experienced engineering team. Looking to the future, Knorr-Bremse works every day to create solutions for safe, sustainable, and environmentally friendly mobility.

Knorr Brake Company (KBC), established in 1971, is proud to be the North American subsidiary of the Knorr-Bremse Group serving the passenger rail market. Our headquarters are located in Westminster, MD, at our own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, but we also maintain excellent facilities in Union City, CA and La Pocatiere, QC. KBC encompasses these wholly owned subsidiaries to deliver quality products and custom-designed systems to keep your cars in service, ensuring your community’s satisfaction:

  • Merak (HVAC and air purification)
  • IFE (entrance systems)
  • TechLanka (modernization solutions)
  • Microelettrica Scientifica (electrical components)

KBC’s RailServices (RS) team provides dedicated aftermarket service to North America for all business units and product lines. The RS sales team acts as a voice for the customer within the business, building long term relationships with our customers. The RS engineering team offers technical support throughout the life of your train, develops turnkey and fit/form/function replacements, and develops modernization solutions for your fleet and its ever-evolving needs. Finally, the RS project management team conducts your project through the process from award to completion.

Within this team, your dedicated RS account manager will work closely with you to understand your fleet and provide any desired solutions, using our complete KB product and service portfolio. The RS team’s unique position within the organization offers significant benefit to you as the customer, supporting these products and services for all business units:

  • Aftermarket spares
  • Maintenance
  • Overhauls
  • Service contracts
  • Modernization • Training
  • Special Tools and Test Equipment
  • Software
  • On-site technical and sales support
  • Project management

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