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Knorr-Bremse Seals Multi-Year Service Deal with Stadler for Train Maintenance

Knorr-Bremse Seals Multi-Year Service Deal with Stadler for Train Maintenance
photo: Knorr-Bremse / Public domain/Knorr-Bremse
08 / 05 / 2024

Knorr-Bremse and Stadler have concluded a comprehensive service agreement that will initially run until the end of 2028.

Knorr-Bremse RailServices will support the train manufacturer with customized solutions to maintain train availability throughout Europe at the highest level. The contracted services include overhauls, repairs, and the supply of spare parts for numerous braking system components. The order boosts Knorr-Bremse’s profitable, long-term core business based on braking systems and services.

Mario Beinert, Member of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems, said: “For rail manufacturers and operators, the availability of trains on tracks is clearly vital. By offering a range of innovative services in support of our advanced technologies, we provide optimized solutions that have impressed Stadler. What’s more, our service offerings are once again showing how vital they are to building customers’ loyalty and trust in our solutions, and ultimately attracting new business.

Frank Uder, Vice President of RailServices, added that: “This major service contract represents a new phase in our long-term relationship with Stadler. We’re delighted to be able to contribute to even higher levels of train availability, safety, and efficiency by providing service solutions that cover the entire life cycle of large train fleets operating across multiple European markets. Because we’re based close to our customers, we’re able to satisfy Stadler’s service requirements fast and reliably with manufacturing-standard quality, and also deliver rock-solid planning and scheduling.”

Over 20,000 brake caliper overhauls anticipated

The service contract will run to the end of 2028 and includes an option to extend. First, it guarantees Stadler the necessary maintenance and repair services for braking systems installed in long-distance, regional, and local trains throughout, for example, Germany, Switzerland, and Hungary. Among other services, more than 20,000 brake caliper overhauls are scheduled over the term of the contract, which will help to ensure that trains continue to operate smoothly and efficiently. Overhauls represent an environmentally sustainable approach to extending products’ service lives and reducing resource consumption.

The second key element in the contract is the supply of spare parts to the customer for various braking system components installed in train bogies, including friction materials. All services will be provided by local RailServices experts based close to the customer in, among other countries, Switzerland, Germany, and Hungary.

Source: Knorr-Bremse Press Releases