Knorr Bremse Starts RCB Steering Gear Plant in Thailand
Knorr-Bremse recently celebrated the official start of production of its RCB product IPS (Integral Power Steering) at the new Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems (Thailand) “KBT” plant in Chachoengsao, east of Bangkok. Knorr-Bremse senior management, staff and partners witnessed the opening ceremony either online or in person.
The new plant, representing a medium single-digit million euro investment, employs over 60 team members and includes a built-over area of 5,520 sqaure meters on an 11,200 square meters site. KBT’s core product portfolio is focused on IPS, 80 mm and 100 mm cylinder diameter variants, serving light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles. These IPS units feature variable gear ratio and small cylinder diameter for their class, providing benefits of high out-put torque and overall low weight. Furthermore, the Knorr-Bremse’s RCB steering system is distinguished by its excellent steering performance, high flexibility, robust design and proven technology.
In commercial vehicles, along with the brakes, the steering is the second key actuator in controlling vehicle dynamics. In recent years Knorr-Bremse has reinforced its expertise in the field of steering – including RCB steering systems and torque overlay steering (TOS). As a systems supplier for commercial vehicle dynamics Knorr-Bremse plays a substantial part in the growing trend toward driver assistance systems, automated driving and e-mobility.