Establishment of the Company Magazine “WIR von den Werken der Knorr-Bremse”

Werkszeitschrift "WIR von den Werken der Knorr-Bremse"

Improved Bond with Employees, News Channel

Company Magazine "WIR von den Werken der Knorr-Bremse"

The factories of the Knorr-Bremse Group were gradually recovering from the war, but the collaboration in the plants required further impetus. To improve the bond with the employees and to inform the employees in the various plants about the latest developments, a company magazine was initiated in 1953.

The first issue opened with a welcome message from Joachim Vielmetter, the then director of Knorr-Bremse:

“For the first time, I would like to address all employees of Carl Hasse & Wrede, Berlin/Mannheim, Knorr-Bremse GmbH, Munich/Mannheim, Knorr-Bremse GmbH Stahlwerk, Volmarstein/Ruhr, Gummiwerk Kübler GmbH, Berlin, Motorenwerke Mannheim A.-G., Mannheim, and Süddeutsche Bremsen A.G., Munich. Thanks to the release of this company magazine, I now have the opportunity to directly address and greet each and every one of you. I am pleased that Knorr-Bremse Aktiengesellschaft makes it possible for you to get closer to each other by way of this company magazine. There will be a lot to report in this magazine, which is set to become a living reflection of our life in the company.”

The company was very popular and was sent out by mail to all employees of the Knorr-Bremse Group four or five times a year. The last issue that the colleagues of Motorenwerke Mannheim A.-G. received was number 193 in 1985. In 1986, the last issue of the company magazine of the Knorr-Bremse Group was published under number 202.

The digital archive of the historical employee magazine “WIR von den Werken der Knorr-Bremse” (“WE from the Knorr-Bremse factories”) can be found here.


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