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Knorr-Bremse wins multiple commercial vehicle industry awards

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▪ EAC electronic air treatment system wins Innovation Award at Automechanika
▪ Jury’s special Green Award prize also goes to Knorr-Bremse
▪ Readers of “PROFI Werkstatt” magazine choose Knorr-Bremse and the Alltrucks full-service workshop system as their winners in three categories

Knorr-Bremse AG, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has won the Automechanika Innovation Award in the Truck Products & Services category. The Company also won the jury’s special Green Award prize. In addition, Knorr-Bremse and the brand-independent full-service workshop system Alltrucks Trucks & Trailer Service have won the industry award “best PROFI Werkstatt brand 2018” in the braking systems, multi-brand vehicle diagnostics and workshop concepts categories.

Knorr-Bremse has won multiple commercial vehicle industry awards at the leading trade fair Automechanika in Frankfurt. The distinguished members of the Automechanika Innovation Awards jury chose the EAC electronic air treatment system as the winner of the Truck Products & Services category. In recognition of its efforts in the field of sustainability, the Company also received the jury’s special Green Award prize for the same solution.

According to Wolfgang Krinner, Member of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems: “Our EAC system has been chosen as the most groundbreaking truck product from among the 5,000 or so exhibitors from all over the world at Automechanika. This is a great tribute to the innovativeness of our company. EAC is an intelligent, highly-integrated product that cuts costs for our customers by reducing energy consumption. In addition, by taking back old products for remanufacturing, we are able to achieve aftermarket savings of up to 75 percent in the CO2 emissions compared to a new product. This is one of the highest percentages in the industry.”

Automechanika Innovation Award for EAC electronic air treatment system

The entries for the Automechanika Innovation Awards are judged on innovativeness, the excellence of the solution, functionality, aftermarket relevance, safety and quality, as well as on their contribution to environmental protection, resource efficiency and sustainability. Knorr-Bremse’s EAC incorporates the air dryer, multi-circuit protection valve, pressure regulator and – if required – electronic parking brake, as well as the compressor controller. While conventional controllers supply compressed air to the system regardless of the driving situation, the EAC’s intelligent electronics ensure that times when kinetic energy is available from the vehicle are prioritized for supplying air from the compressor. This enables annual savings of up to 1,250 liters of fuel.
Moreover, service technicians can replace not only entire EAC modules, but also individual components, thereby significantly reducing resource consumption.

Best PROFI Werkstatt brand 2018

Knorr-Bremse has been voted “best PROFI Werkstatt brand 2018” in the braking systems category for the third time in a row. The award, which is based on a readers’ poll conducted by PROFI Werkstatt, a trade magazine, is an important indicator of satisfaction and trust among workshops and technicians in the aftermarket sector. In addition, the Alltrucks Trucks & Trailer Service workshop system, which is operated by Knorr-Bremse in conjunction with ZF and Bosch, received this award for the first time in the multi-brand vehicle diagnostics category and the second time in a row in the workshop concepts category. All of the awards were presented on September 11, 2018. According to Alexander Wagner, Head of Sales & Marketing Aftermarket EMEA at Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems: “We are especially delighted to receive the “best PROFI Werkstatt brand 2018” award, as it shows that we are delivering on our brand promise. In keeping with our slogan ‘Keep it running’, we ensure that vehicles run reliably and economically throughout their entire life cycle. Workshops benefit from our needs-based maintenance, repair and diagnostics solutions, as well as from our extensive know-how.”

Knorr-Bremse AG

Knorr-Bremse is the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems. Knorr-Bremse's products make a decisive contribution to greater safety and energy efficiency on rail tracks and roads around the world. For more than 110 years the company has been the industry innovator, driving innovation in mobility and transportation technologies with an edge in connected system solutions. Knorr-Bremse is one of Germany's most successful industrial companies and profits from the key global megatrends: urbanization, eco-efficiency, digitization and automated driving.

About 29,000 employees (as of June 30, 2018) at over 100 sites in more than 30 countries use their competence and motivation to satisfy customers worldwide with products and services. Localization is a central focus of Knorr-Bremse's strategy. Knorr-Bremse delivers braking, entrance, control and auxiliary power supply systems, HVAC and driver assistance systems for rail vehicles, as well as braking, steering, powertrain and transmission control solutions, and driver assistance systems for commercial vehicles.

In 2017, Knorr-Bremse's two divisions together generated revenues of EUR 6.2 billion (IFRS). A comprehensive aftermarket & services business with high entry barriers gives these revenues in-creasingly cyclically independent stability. The company benefits from strong, entrepreneurial and experienced management. Technical excellence, reliability, passion and responsibility are deeply embedded in its corporate culture.