Knorr-Bremse Rail UK is a member of the global Knorr-Bremse Rail Division who are leaders in braking systems for all types of rail vehicles, from trams to very high-speed trains. In addition to braking systems, the Knorr-Bremse Rail Division offer a wide portfolio of innovative sub-systems to the world's train builders including air conditioning, auxiliary power, door, monitoring and advisory systems.
Portsmouth based Frictec Ltd was established in the late 1980's to exploit the commercial applications of friction welding when adapted and used as a wear resistant coating process. In the early 1990's a highly efficient, full-scale friction-surfacing machine was developed and the technique evolved from what was a small-scale laboratory process to one that could be used to apply Frictec's unique TMC45 friction surfacing process on a commercial basis. Today, the still expanding business boasts a world-wide customer base.