Knorr-Bremse expanding in China
By Ian Cameron19 March 2021
Company outlines investment in new plant
Knorr-Bremse, which supplies braking systems and other rail and commercial vehicle products, is enlarging its Dalian plant in China through a new investment designed to meet growing demand.
Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, Knorr-Bremse Braking Systems for Commercial Vehicles (Dalian) Co., Ltd, Knorr-Bremse AG, and Jinpu New District government recently unveiled a new investment at a 40,000 m² site in Jinpu New District, where a plant with a built-over area of 23,000 m² will replace the existing factories.
The aim is to expand manufacturing capabilities that can be integrated with research and development and testing, in a move that is also designed to strengthen cooperation with the Dalian government.
An online signing ceremony was recently staged in Dalian, Shanghai and Munich to mark this milestone in Knorr-Bremse’s drive to match with the pace of market growth in China.
Groundbreaking is scheduled for June 2021, with completion slated for June 2022 and start of production for the following December. The first phase includes a built-over area of up to 23,000 m² on a 40,000 m² site. At the same time, the local government has also reserved 25,000 m² for the future expansion of the company.
Following the start of production at the end of 2022, the new plant will integrate manufacturing, research and development and testing in one location and create 300 new jobs.
Knorr Bremse said these further steps continue the company’s in-depth cooperation with the Dalian government. This dates back to 2004 when Hasse & Wrede CVS Dalian, China Ltd., the first joint venture between Knorr-Bremse and Dalian Innovation Parts Manufacturing Company, was founded.