17th International Entrepreneur Meeting

17th International Entrepreneur Meeting on 22 September 2020 in Brandenburg/Havel

The day of the event was deliberately chosen: The Brandenburg Lake District combined with a fair-weather front and a limited number of participants provided the perfect setting for the 17th International Business Meeting of the KNRBB GmbH. The route of the boat trip provided a unique backdrop for networking of the more than 30 network partners from the railroad engineering sector who had travelled to the event.

On this day, the industry and the KNRBB cooperation partners had originally planned to meet at the leading international trade fair for rail transport technology InnoTrans 2020 – unfortunately, this will not take place until April 2021 due to certain corona-conditions. We did not want to wait that long with a personal exchange, because a real network meeting during the pandemic period was requested by the majority of participants, as it is a welcome change to the ongoing web meetings. The personal exchange was, is and remains an important and valued pillar for a network and its partners.

During the cruise, all network partners had the opportunity to present the company, its portfolio/ expertise, and current innovative technologies in the form of a pitch. The time window of three minutes was hardly exceeded and it was also time for the formulation of compliments to the network and the integration of the presentation of new products, which are not available in the network, but which immediately aroused interest among the participants.

Two new network members also took the opportunity to introduce their company and its core competencies in the form of a pitch. The companies Franz Kiel GmbH and MCR Energie Lausitz GmbH, which have just joined the network, as well as the associated railroad company LEAG, immediately entered into a lively exchange with the existing network partners during a joint meal.

We hope to see you again soon at business events and network meetings!


Fränze Habedank
Phone: +49 (0)3381 / 80 40 24 12
+49 (0)152 / 3 78 08 990

16th International Entrepreneur Meeting

16. Unternehmertreffen-KNRBB

KNRBB presentation for the 16th International entrepreneur meeting on 12 December 2019 in “Turbinenhaus” in Brandenburg

More than 30 KNRBB network partners from Germany, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark and Italy came to the pre-Christmas business meeting. A good opportunity for networking in an international circle with a review of the year 2019 as well as an outlook on the coming one (see KNRBB presentation).
We are already looking forward to our next entrepreneur meeting, which will take place on March 19, 2020 at Berlin Central Station. Please make a note of this date now!


Fränze Habedank
Phone: +49 (0)3381 / 80 40 24 12
Mobile: +49 (0)152 / 3 78 08 990

TRAKO 2019

TRAKO 2019 in Danzig: KNRBB GmbH present with network partner

With more than 700 exhibitors from 30 countries and 30,000 squaremeters of exhibitor space, the 13th TRAKO now ranks second among the rail transport technology trade fairs in Europe: A good reason for KNRBB and some of its network partners to have been there!

Our neighboring country Poland is known to be an interesting – but also challenging – market in the field of rail transport technology. It is gratifying that the KNRBB management is increasingly perceived by German companies in the railroad industry as a “door opener in Poland”.

Already on the eve of “TRAKO 2019” in Gdansk, Railway Business Forum (Warsaw) had traditionally invited its members as well as high-ranking representatives from politics, business and administration to the “Railway Business Evening”, where also the KNRBB managing directors were able to engage in relaxed networking with many Polish railroad industry representatives – with an impressive backdrop of the Gdansk Old Town and the usual best Polish food. A successful start to the trade fair event.

At TRAKO 2019, KNRBB GmbH and two KNRBB network partners each had a booth at the Berlin-Brandenburg joint booth, which was organized once again by Berlin Partner GmbH. The KNRBB booth was a contact point for numerous network partners and interested company representatives and was actively used as a communication platform.
In addition to numerous German partners, interested guests from Italy, Latvia, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Sweden and Denmark stopped by the KNRBB booth to talk about networking and possible common starting points for cooperation or projects. This is an indication that people abroad have become increasingly aware of the internationally oriented KNRBB network and would like to learn more about it personally.

At the half-time of the fair, the AHK organized the “2nd German-Polish Evening of Rail Transport Technology”, which, however, had to compete with parallel company receptions – a normal phenomenon at trade fairs. German exhibitors at the joint stands of the states of Berlin-Brandenburg, Saxony, Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia, as well as their Polish business partners, took advantage of this opportunity for extensive networking after a long day at the fair.

Our feedback and that of many other network partners and companies from Berlin-Brandenburg on the trade fair event is largely unanimous: TRAKO 2019 was worthwhile. Alongside InnoTrans, this international trade fair is and remains an important platform for rail industry players from all over the world.

After the trade fair is also before the trade fair: See you in September 2020 at InnoTrans.


Get in touch:
Heike Uhe
Phone: +49 (0)3381 / 80 40 24 10
Mobile: +49 (0)170 / 30 251 46

15th KNRBB-Entrepreneur meeting

15th KNRBB entrepreneur meeting on 16. Mai 2019 in Museum of Industry in Brandenburg

The location was deliberately chosen: The Brandenburg Industrial Museum, with one of the last Siemens Martin furnaces and other evidence of an impressive 100-year steel mill history, provided a unique backdrop for networking among the nearly 40 network partners in the rail technology sector, which is still very “steel-heavy” despite digitalization.

New core competencies strengthen the network
In addition to networking and making contacts, new cooperation partners presented themselves to the participants, including once again numerous international network partners from Denmark, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland: The companies CPC Tracking GmbH from Denmark, Trans Tec F&E Vetschau GmbH from Vetschau, MABO Sp. z o.o. from Poland, ARTEX AB from Sweden, ume-tec GmbH from Eberswalde, Althen GmbH from Kelkheim, AMTAB from Sweden and Tde Texat decor engineering AG from Switzerland bring fresh momentum to the network with their respective core competencies and entrepreneurial personalities. Anne Geitmann (Executive Coordinator of the Swedish Rail Industry Group – SWERIG) from Stockholm introduced herself to the participants via Skype. SWERIG and KNRBB GmbH concluded a cooperation agreement at the beginning of May 2019. In the course of the event, International Monorail Association (IMA) and KNRBB GmbH signed another cooperation agreement and are looking forward to a good cooperation.

Projects of KNRBB GmbH
In addition to operating an international and agile network platform, KNRBB GmbH also strives to acquire projects and orders for its own account in which as many network partners as possible participate. Because only projects and plans, from which the network partners also profit concretely, are in the end the success indicator for a successful network management. KNRBB GmbH presented two current vehicle projects at the business meeting: The assumption of KNRBB project management for the production of the “Transport Unit 4” of RDC Autozug Sylt GmbH as well as the project management of recommissioning and conversion of passenger coaches for RDC Deutschland GmbH. KNRBB network partners are also involved in both projects – a presentable, because concretely measurable success for these companies.

KNRBB presentation to the 15th Entrepreneur meeting in german language


Fränze Habedank
Phone: +49 (0)3381 / 80 40 24 12
Mobile: +49 (0)152 / 3 78 08 990