Knorr-Bremse to equip Korail new trains

South Korean rolling stock manufacturer Dawonsys awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply complete braking systems to equip a fleet of 208 regional and commuter cars.

As well as components for providing an efficient compressed-air supply, the electropneumatic braking systems include tried-and-tested brake control systems, plus industry-leading wheel slide protection technologies for even more precise and consistently reliable braking.

Under the “double-digit million-euro” contract, “our longstanding partner Dawonsys has reaffirmed its confidence in the highly reliable braking technologies we’ve developed. As a result, we expect to benefit from the dynamic evolution of South Korea’s rail sector, a highly promising mobility market, while at the same time bolstering our position as a key supplier of train systems in the region,”Jürgen Wilder, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Rail Vehicle Systems division, said.

Knorr-Bremse received the order to equip 208 regional and commuter cars at the end of 2022, after Dawonsys exercised the relevant option on a supply contract that had been in place since 2020.

The original order to equip 150 railcars was Knorr-Bremse’s first opportunity to supply complete braking systems to South Korea’s important regional and commuter train segment. The new order for the additional railcars means that the company can further expand its presence in this market. Among other things, Knorr-Bremse’s investment in local testing and development facilities, customer-specific design of key components, and success in obtaining system certification, all turned out to be key factors in winning the initial order.

Korail awarded Dawonsys a USD 327.9 million contract in 2019 for the supply of 208 coaches to be put into operation on Kengin line.





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