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Knill Gruppe expands rail market activity with acquisition

Knill Gruppe has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of PFISTERER’s Rail division.

As a result, Knill Gruppe, which is already active worldwide in the energy and mobility infrastructure industries, is expanding its activity in the rail market.

PFISTERER Rail is a leading manufacturer and supplier of overhead contact line components for the global rail industry. The acquisition includes around 70 employees at 3 locations in Spain, Italy and the UK and ideally complements the team and product range of the family-run group.


Christian Knill, owner of the Knill Gruppe, expressed his pleasure about the company expansion. He said: “With this acquisition, we rise to become a global player in railroad infrastructure. With the patented, innovative Spring Automatic Tensioning technology, we become the world market leader in catenary compensating devices. Together with our existing products in overhead lines, this creates exciting opportunities and synergies.”

With this strategic acquisition, the Knill Gruppe will significantly expand its portfolio of solutions for public mobility, as the additional products will be used to expand metro, streetcar, regional transport and highspeed lines worldwide. Through the electrification of rail networks, the Knill Gruppe is also making an important contribution to the decarbonization of public transport networks.

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