Company Report & Profile Knorr-Bremse AG 2020
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Company Report & Profile – Knorr-Bremse AG 2020
Knorr-Bremse AG is the parent company of the Knorr-Bremse Group. The company is the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for both rail vehicles and commercial vehicles. Founded in 1905, the company soon rose to become one of the leading manufacturers of braking solutions for rail transport. The company has been able to maintain this market position for the last 110 years and has also expanded into the commercial vehicle sector. While the company’s focus was initially on braking systems for rail transport, it now also primarily offers air conditioning and door systems. The product portfolio in the commercial vehicle sector has also been expanded over the years.
The report analyses the development of the company in the past years, describes the product portfolio, compiles the key figures, describes the organisation and the management level, names the main strategic decisions and implemented measures. Within the framework of strengths and weaknesses analyses (SWOT analyses), market trends are mapped onto the company’s potential and examined.
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Table of Contents
1 COMPANY PROFILE 4
2 KEY FACTS 6
2.1 Executive Board 6
2.2 Supervisory Board 6
2.3 Product portfolio 9
2.4 Subsidiaries and branches 11
2.5 Company developments in recent years 12
2.6 Competitors and competitive position 17
3 KEY FIGURES AND STRUCTURES 18
3.1 Corporate structure 18
3.2 Consolidated Financial Statements 2020 Summary 18
3.3 Events 2020 23
3.4 Research and development 26
4 MARKET TRENDS 27
5 SWOT ANALYSIS 28
6 CONCLUSION 30
7 APPENDIX 31
7.1 Addresses 31
7.2 Events 2021 40