Quality at Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd.

“Every day, more than 1 billion people around the world put their trust in the systems made by Knorr-Bremse”

Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd. is committed to providing our customers the highest levels of quality in our systems, products and services to ensure the safety of all the people that depend on them.

Quality is one of our core business values and at the heart of our UK operations product quality and individual responsibly and ownership are promoted throughout the business to continually improve products and processes.

To support our approach to quality, Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd. is certificated by, or accredited to, several internationally recognised bodies and standards, including:

IRIS ISO/TS 22163 (International Railway Industry Standard)

IRIS ISO/TS 22163 builds upon the foundation of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System standard to include the Rail industry specific requirements. We strive to continuously improve our systems and have transitioned successfully to the new and challenging IRIS ISO/TS 22163 requirements introduced in 2017 at our Melksham and Burton sites.

ISO 9001

The ISO 9001 standard supported the development of our Quality Management System which embraces the principles of this standard.

ISO 14001

We are certified to ISO 14001 and strive to integrate environmental considerations into our business processes and product design by consistently supporting the development and dissemination of safe and environmentally-friendly technologies.

OHSAS 18001

As a business we are committed to provide a safe and healthy work environment for our employees and promote the ISO 18001 standard principles throughout our business.

ISO 50001

We are certified to ISO 50001 and promote the principles of this standard alongside developing energy efficient products and services in the business.

RISAS (Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme)

We are approved on the RISAS database for numerous products and is committed in achieving the focus of this approval which is to ensure the Rail Industry supply chain has robust and effective processes and products.

RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme)

To enable us to work on the UK Railway Infrastructure and provide our customers the support and service trackside we have developed our processes and systems to achieve approval and comply with the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) requirements.


We have achieved EN15085-2 Certification for the design, purchase and assembly of welding work for railway vehicles and components.

Our certification is available to view and download from the right hand column of this page.


Paul Rooke

Director of Quality & EHS

Tel: 01225 898895

Email: Paul.Rooke@knorr-bremse.com

Anthony Nicholls

Quality Systems Manager

Tel: 01225 522064

Email: Anthony.Nicholls@knorr-bremse.com