Kiepe Electric in the USA: Solutions for generations – manufactured in Alpharetta, GA

Kiepe Electric USA is a leading manufacturer of systems for electric buses, such as In Motion Charging buses, electric trolley buses and battery electric buses. Kiepe Electric is also a reliable partner for solutions powering streetcars, light rail vehicles, metro trains and locomotives.

Since 2010, Kiepe Electric manufactures power electronics, electric drive components and control devices for public transit and commercial vehicles in Alpharetta, GA.

Kiepe Electric is an experienced partner for electric rolling stock equipment and for tailor-made retrofit solutions. Our service team supports vehicle fleets for the entire life cycle and develops sustainable modernization and overhaul programs for our customers.

Numerous North American metropolises rely on Kiepe Electric’s technology in their environmentally friendly public transit concepts. About 800 electric buses with equipment from Kiepe Electric operate in North America today and move people in cities like San Francisco, Seattle and Philadelphia as well as in Dayton. More than 200 rail vehicles powered by Kiepe Electric carry commuters in Philadelphia, Houston and Salt Lake City.

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Kiepe Electric LLC

359 Curie Drive
GA 30005
United States of America - United States

Phone: +1-770-754-0918
Fax: +1-770-754-0961

Electric drives manufactured at our facility in Alpharetta, GA power electric buses and LRVs in some of the greatest cities in our nation!

Klaus Peter Canavan – Managing Director, Kiepe Electric USA

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Mobility transition in Dortmund: Additional 8 light rail vehicles from Kiepe Electric and HeiterBlick

DSW21 has ordered an additional eight light rail vehicles from HeiterBlick and Kiepe Electric The Dortmund light rail project now includes 34 new vehicles and an identically modernized existing fleet of 64 vehicles Kiepe Electric supplies traction, APS, TCMS, electrical system and control technology and offers an extensive spare parts package for the operation of the LRV DSW21, Dortmund, has ordered eight additional light rail vehicles (LRV’s) from HeiterBlick, Leipzig, and Kiepe Electric, Düsseldorf, with planned delivery in 2025. The LRV’s will complement the fleet of 26 new vehicles already ordered, eight of which are already successfully delivered. As a system supplier, Kiepe Electric is responsible for the planning, delivery, assembly, and commissioning of the electrical equipment.

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Heramba Successfully Completes Acquisition of Kiepe Electric, A Global Leader in Sustainable Urban Transportation

Heramba GmbH, Berlin, acquires Kiepe Electric GmbH, Düsseldorf, from Knorr-Bremse Acquisition creates a unique pure-play global leader in sustainable urban transportation Kiepe Electric growth strategy builds on a strong core business, accelerating the expansion of urban transportation addressable market globally Knorr-Bremse to retain a 15% equity stake as a strategic partner and owner Heramba GmbH and Heramba Holdings, Inc. ("Heramba") today announced the completion of the purchase of majority control of Kiepe Electric from the subsidiaries of Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH (“Knorr-Bremse”). As a result of the transaction, Knorr-Bremse will continue to own 15% of Kiepe Electric and will remain a strategic partner. Kiepe Electric, a company focused on decarbonization of commercial and public transportation, is a unique pure-play global leader in sustainable transportation.

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Milestone in Gothenburg: Kiepe Electric and Alstom hand over the 40th M33 light rail vehicle to Göteborgs Spårvägar and Västtrafik

The final from 40 M33 Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) entered revenue passenger service at Gothenburg’s Transit Authority, Göteborgs Spårvägar and Västtrafik Transport Association Kiepe Electric, a consortium partner with Alstom, was responsible for the supply of innovative electrical drive technology and on-board systems, Knorr-Bremse supplied brakes, entrance and HVAC systems The successful partnership between Kiepe Electric and Alstom will continue with the production of 60 longer M34 LRVs, with delivery starting in 2024 The final from 40 M33 Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) entered revenue passenger service at Gothenburg’s Transit Authority [Göteborgs Spårvägar and the Västtrafik Transport Association] at the beginning of December 2023. The vehicles are equipped with innovative, and highly reliable electric drives supplied by Kiepe Electric. These LRVs will help strengthen the Swedish metropolis's sustainable transportation concept.

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Brand diversity at Knorr-Bremse

With leading-edge air brake control systems and components as well as train control systems, New York Air Brake supplies two of the key components for efficient rail transportation of passengers and freight.

IFE is consistently working on improving the entrance systems for light rail vehicles and metros, regional and commuter trains as well as high-speed and passenger trains and stimulating the market with its innovative ideas.

As a leading HVAC system specialist, Merak combines economy, eco-friendliness and passenger comfort in a coherent overall package for all climatic conditions and rail vehicle types.

With a strong presence in all the relevant markets, Microelettrica Scientifica is the leading developer and manufacturer of electromechanical and electronic components and systems for rail vehicles.

The TCMS solutions supplied by control, I/O, network and communication technology specialists Selectron provide the answers for rail vehicle automation and for keeping up with the latest digital connectivity trends.

Knorr-Bremse company Kiepe Electric is a globally renowned specialist in complete customized systems for electric rail vehicles, buses and trucks.

Zelisko develops energy, signalling and traffic management systems. Its portfolio includes current and voltage transformers, LED railway signals, railway crossing safety systems and combined ticket printer/on-board computers.

Outstanding performance, short maintenance times, high availability and complex vehicle modernizations: RailServices offers innovative life cycle management for everything from individual vehicles to entire fleets.