About Us

About Knorr Brake Company

Since 1973, Knorr Brake Company has been the innovative leader in supplying North American rail market customers, including light rail vehicles, metro, and high-speed trains. Knorr Brake Company is a member of the Munich, Germany-based Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader in braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems. Contact Knorr Brake Company at knorrbrakecorp.com and follow us on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/knorr-brake-company.


With its headquarters in Westminster, Maryland, the company operates sales and service facilities in Carmel, New York; and Union City, California. KBC’s subsidiaries – IFE North America LLC (passenger door systems) and Merak North America LLC (climate-control systems) – are co-located in Westminster.


Where some of the world's finest ideas take shape…

Our success is rooted in exceptional employees who provide customers with the best possible products in the industry.

Knorr Brake Company is committed to comply with and continuously improve the effectiveness of the Quality Management System, and is dedicated to providing quality products and services that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. We are also committed to being a responsible corporate citizen by establishing high standards of health, safety and environmental performance, improving the quality of life of our employees and positively impacting the surrounding communities.

A formalized management system provides the framework and tools to achieve and sustain excellence, continuous improvement, and world class performance. These guiding principles were rewarded in 2007, when Knorr Brake Corporation became the first company in North America to be recognized for excellence in manufacturing by being registered to the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS). IRIS is a globally recognized standard for the railway industries for the evaluation of management systems. In addition, Knorr Brake Corporation is registered to the following International Standards:

IRIS - International Railway Industry Standard

ISO 9001:2008

ISO 14001:2009

OHSAS 18001-2007:2009