Knorr-Bremse has opened an expanded rail vehicle systems production facility and testing center in Suzhou, China.
The company laid the foundation for the site expansion in December 2014. It made a €13m investment to increase the plant’s production capacity, while also creating space for a growing number of engineers.
Knorr-Bremse also installed various test rigs at the site, including the inertia dynamometer, as well as new customer training facilities and parking spaces.
The company’s owner Heinz Hermann Thiele said: “This factory is part of a far-reaching investment program being carried out by the Knorr-Bremse Group to modernise its global development and production network.
“Moreover, we want to develop the next generation of braking systems for rail vehicles; systems that take account of future requirements in the local market.”
The expanded facility is set to bolster the company’s local competitiveness and will enable it to focus completely on the needs of local customers.
Knorr-Bremse has invested over €1.3bn since 2010 in the construction and expansion of production and development facilities.