Icer-Rail is one of the most important european friction material manufacturer for railway applications

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Origin of the company

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Icer Rail was founded in 2010 as a joint venture between the Spanish Berkelium Group and Knorr-Bremse, developing and producing organic brake pads and brake blocks for railway vehicles. Today, Icer Rail is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of friction materials for rail vehicles. In Pamplona, Spain, the company develops and produces innovative friction materials for almost all railway applications.

In 2016, Knorr-Bremse acquired Icer Rail, S.L. in its entirety.

Knorr-Bremse is the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems. Knorr-Bremse`s products have been making a decisive contribution to greater safety and energy efficiency on rail tracks and roads around the world. For more than 113 years the company has been the industry innovator, driving innovation in mobility and transportation technologies with an edge in connected system solutions. Knorr-Bremse is one of Germany’s most successful industrial companies and profits from the key global megatrends: urbanization, eco-efficiency, digitization and automated driving.

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About 29,000 employees (per June 30,2018) at over 100 sites in more than 30 countries use their competence and motivation to satisfy customers worldwide with products and services. Localization is a central focus of Knorr-Bremse's strategy. Knorr-Bremse delivers braking, entrance, control and auxiliary power supply systems, HVAC and driver assistance systems for rail vehicles, as well as braking, steering, powertrain and transmission control solutions, and driver assistance systems for commercial vehicles.

In 2017, Knorr-Bremse generated in both its divisions revenues of EUR 6.2 billion (IFRS). A comprehensive and growing aftermarket & services business with high entry barriers gives these revenues increasingly cyclically independent stability. The company benefits from a strong, entrepreneurial and experienced management. Technical excellence, reliability, passion and responsibility are deeply embedded in its corporate culture.

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