Knorr-Bremse arm makes 3m ex­haust sys­tems

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The GT Emis­sions Sys­tems, part of the Knorr-Bremse Group-owned GT Group, has cre­ated a mile­stone by pro­duc­ing more than three mil­lion ex­haust valve sys­tems around the world. The County Durham-based op­er­a­tion would dis­patch over 500,000 En­gine Air valves from its Peter­lee head­quar­ters in 2018.

GT Emis­sions Sys­tems man­u­fac­tures ex­haust gas con­trol sys­tems for onand off-high­way ve­hi­cles, con­struc­tion equip­ment and in­dus­trial & ma­rine ap­pli­ca­tions, for global OEMs at its North-East man­u­fac­tur­ing site. These sys­tems pos­i­tively con­trib­ute to diesel en­gine man­u­fac­tur­ers’ emis­sion strate­gies and are com­pli­ant with the lat­est in­ter­na­tional emis­sion tar­gets Euro 6, Tier 4 and pPNLT (Ja­panese emis­sion stan­dard). Knorr-Bremse is the lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of brak­ing sys­tems and sup­plier of ad­di­tional sub-sys­tems for rail and com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles, with sales to­talling over EUR 6 bil­lion in 2017.

GT Emis­sions Sys­tems’ in­te­gra­tion into the global Knorr-Bremse Group hap­pened fol­low­ing its ac­qui­si­tion in 2016. It is pro­vid­ing val­i­da­tion, de­vel­op­ment and test­ing for other valve sys­tems, de­vel­oped by Knorr-Bremse di­vi­sions, for its cus­tomers in a va­ri­ety of coun­tries in­clud­ing the US, South Amer­ica, Rus­sia, China, Ja­pan and In­dia.

Keith Ben­de­low, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of GT Group and Vice Pres­i­dent of the Cen­ter of Com­pe­tence for En­gine Air prod­ucts, said “the sup­port of Knorr-Bremse has bol­stered ac­tiv­ity at GT Emis­sions Sys­tems help­ing to in­crease pro­duc­tion, and po­si­tion us as a global cen­tre of ex­cel­lence in the field of en­gine air man­age­ment.”

“Emis­sion re­duc­tion con­tin­ues to be a key con­sid­er­a­tion for the trans­port in­dus­try. It is es­sen­tial for OEMs, that the sup­ply chain part­ners, like GT Emis­sions Sys­tems, con­tin­u­ally de­velop in­no­va­tive solutions that min­imise the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of in­dus­trial and off-high­way ve­hi­cles, in line with evolv­ing leg­is­la­tion.

Reach­ing the mile­stone of hav­ing more than three mil­lion valves op­er­at­ing in the field is a sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment for the busi­ness and tes­ta­ment to the in­ge­nu­ity and ded­i­ca­tion of GT Group’s skilled work­force,” Thorsten See­hars, Mem­ber of the Man­age­ment Board of Knorr-Bremse Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle Sys­tems, said.

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