Knorr-Bremse wins ‘best brand’ 13 times in a row

One of Imperial Engineering’s longest standing supplier partners for bus and coach parts, Knorr-Bremse, has won the ‘Best Brand’ title in the bus brakes category for the 13th consecutive time, in a readership survey conducted by German automotive publishers, Euro Transport Media (ETM).

Each year, ETM invites readers of its three most widely read commercial vehicle magazines in Germany to vote for the best brands in the industry. An endorsement from this audience is widely respected as a seal of quality for the safety and reliability of the winning brands and their products. In 2018, the readers of Trans Aktuell, lastauto Omnibus and Fernfahrer magazines again voted Knorr-Bremse the number one OE manufacturer in the bus air brakes category by a clear margin. This is the thirteenth time in succession that the leading systems partner to the commercial vehicle industry has won this accolade.

“This renewed award shows that we are successfully meeting the needs and wishes of our customers,” said Thorsten Seehars, Member of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems.

He continued: “The underlying driver of progress for us is our ability to deliver greater road safety and reduce the total cost of ownership. This added value for our customers is at the source of our technology leadership and provides the basis for every one of our current and future innovations in terms of autonomous, electrified and connected solutions. Knorr-Bremse develops and drives forward its systems in close collaboration with its customers, providing answers to their economic and ecological requirements over the full vehicle lifecycle.”

Imperial Engineering is the primary independent specialist air brake supplier to the UK’s bus and coach industry. The company has been an authorised distributor for Knorr-Bremse bus air brakes since 1995, a partnership which goes from strength to strength, according to Imperial’s Sales Director, John Dwight.

“We’ve been a proud customer of Knorr-Bremse for almost a quarter of a century and the quality of its bus braking products and service excellence has also enabled Imperial Engineering to develop its business and reputation within the PSV industry. We are delighted that Knorr-Bremse has achieved continuing recognition in its home country, which is well deserved.”