Knorr-Bremse España, S.A. - Brakes Division -

New Factory in Getafe

Knorr-Bremse España, S.A. - Brakes Division - (former S.E. de Frenos, C. y S. S.A.) started its relationship with the Knorr-Bremse group in 1953 through the signing of a license agreement, and this relationship has gradually developed over the years with Knorr-Bremse becoming a majority shareholder in 1989. The company, with its current headquarters in Getafe, is the market leader in Spain for the manufacture and sale of brake equipment, electronic systems and derailment detection systems for rail vehicles, automatic access IFE door systems as well as WESTINGHOUSE platform doors. Included in its list of references are most of the passenger and freight transport vehicles owned by the Spanish Railway Authorities, its customers being the main international rail vehicle manufacturers such as Talgo, CAF, Stadler, Alstom, Siemens and Bombardier, as well as national operators like Renfe, FEVE, Metro de Madrid, Metro Bilbao, Metro de Barcelona, Euskotren, Metro Valencia, FGV, FGC, etc.

Quality and Environment in Knorr-Bremse España, S.A.- Brakes Division-:

Knorr-Bremse España, S.A.- Brakes Division- has a Management System known as REX Rail Excellence that is based on integrating Quality, Environmental, Energy Efficiency and Occupational Risk Prevention requirements, essentially underpinned by an approach geared towards processes and based on the principles of the EFQM model. This management environment allows it to be certified in internationally recognised standards, such as:ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2009, OHSAS 18001:2007and IRIS International Railway Industry Standard review 02 –specifically for the railway industry-.

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The productive environment is organised in accordance with the guidelines of the KPS Knorr Production System, which outline the main guidelines for Industrial Organisation, Lean manufacturing, 5S, Poka Yoke, FMEA and Process Standardization, amongst others, and which allow products to be manufactured in a planned and safe way, encouraging quality once again and the philosophy of zero defects.

This configuration and combination of requirements and processes make for an organised, systematic environment that ensures product quality, respect for the environment and personal safety at all times.

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New Factory in Getafe