Knorr Brake Company, a member of the century-old Knorr-Bremse Group, has been leading the manufacture and supply of cutting-edge braking systems, automatic door systems, and climate control systems for the North American mass transit rail market for over 35 years. Headquartered in Westminster, Maryland, KBC engineers and manufactures equipment used in rail transit applications across the globe: from San Francisco (BART) on the west coast, to New York City (LIRR and MNR) and Washington D.C. (WMATA and Acela) on the east coast — not to mention Toronto (Rocket) and Montréal (AMT) up north — and encompassing all major metropolitan areas in between and beyond. Customized to meet the specific needs of each transit authority, KBC provides performance driven, safety critical equipment with the highest standards of product reliability and quality control.
With sales and service facilities in Carmel, New York and Union City, California — along with our subsidiaries IFE North America LLC (passenger door systems) and MERAK North America LLC (climate control systems), both located in Westminster as well — KBC’s reach is nationwide. We depend on our employees, our greatest asset, to deliver and support proven and continuously evolving equipment while complying with the demands of the mass transit rail market.
The Westminster area offers a country living style with close proximity to our nation’s capitol, Washington D.C., the Catoctin Mountains for your outdoor needs and the Atlantic Ocean for the aquatic-minded. New York City is accessible within two hours by the Acela high speed train. Downtown Baltimore and D.C. are all but an hour away and Ocean City is barely a three hour drive from town.