This year, readers of Germany’s most widely read commercial vehicle magazines again
voted Knorr-Bremse their “Best Brand”. Over 11,000 readers took up the invitation from
publishers ETM to vote for the best commercial vehicles and brands in the industry, nominating Knorr-Bremse their undisputed No. 1 in the “Brakes” category by a clear margin. This is the twelfth time in succession that the leading systems partner to the commercial vehicle industry has won this accolade. “This renewed award goes to show that we are not resting on the laurels we won in previous years but are systematically taking our product and service portfolios forward and aligning them with customer expectations. This is the only way for us to remain the systems partner of choice for our customers, delivering an impressive array of innovative technology-leading products marked by top quality and backed up by first-class customer service,” said Bernd Spies, Chairman of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH at the awards ceremony in the royal palace in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
“Our industry is changing worldwide. It’s no longer sufficient to provide sound mechanical
engineering. Anyone looking to secure sustained success needs to command not only systems expertise but also strong powers of innovation. Knorr-Bremse is exceptionally well positioned here and is systematically expanding its systems expertise, as documented by our entry into the steering technology sector through the acquisition of tedrive Steering Systems (now Knorr-Bremse SteeringSystems GmbH).” Knorr-Bremse acquired this German full-line supplier of steering systems with its expertise in rack-and-pinion and recirculating ball steering for all vehicle segments and axle loads in 2016.