1945-1985: Post-war period and reconstruction

1945

  • Base plant in Berlin confiscated and dismantled after WWII

1945-1953

  • Development and production of braking devices resumes in West Germany

  • New company headquarters established in Munich

1960-1980

  • KE control valve becomes UIC standard
  • Knorr-Bremse enters the US market with the AAR DB-60 valve for rail vehicles

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