Knorr-Bremse to equip Hyundai Rotem LRVs

Hyundai Rotem and Knorr-Bremse signed a five-year framework agreement with a contract value in the “mid-double-digit million-euro range” to supply all three key subsystems for 200 light rail vehicles (LRVs).

Starting in 2023 and continuing until at least 2028, Knorr-Bremse will equip more than 200 LRVs with braking, entrance and climate control (HVAC) systems. The LRVs are destined for use in multiple rail markets around the world.

“Apart from the purely technical advantages, this framework agreement provides opportunities for further synergies that will benefit both companies in the long term,” said Jürgen Wilder, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Rail Vehicle Systems division

Knorr-Bremse will supply its field-proven and robust electro-hydraulic braking systems, including sanding systems and magnetic track brakes. The reliable, weight-optimised, low-maintenance entrance systems will be supplied by Knorr-Bremse’s brand IFE, while the modular, scalable, energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems will come from Merak, Knorr-Bremse’s brand for integrated climate control solutions. The agreement follows previous successful cooperative ventures between Hyundai Rotem and Knorr-Bremse in the tram segment, all using Knorr-Bremse braking and entrance systems. The new agreement also includes contract extension options.

“Our multi-system strategy allows us to leverage our networks and solutions to identify synergies that directly benefit our customers. In the case of Hyundai Rotem, this has enabled us to come to a combined agreement spanning three major subsystems. Knorr-Bremse is a leader in providing this kind of portfolio for this vehicle segment,” Jonathan Paddison, Member of the Board of Directors of Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific said.

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