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Innovation by tradition - worldwide

"Since our foundation in 1937 by my father Valentin Knott senior, the KNOTT company has developed from a supplier of gearboxes to a leading global manufacturer of brake and trailer technology. Because we always attach great importance to the highest quality workmanship. Because we work manually and automatically. But above all, because we always orient ourselves to the requirements of our customers. From the prototype via the small series to the large series, the following applies: we don't deliver off the shelf, we develop sustainable solutions in the interests of our customers." (Valentin Knott)


That is the tradition at KNOTT: problem solutions in all areas, tailor-made according to customer requirements.


More than 2000 different brake types

we produce for the different industries

500 employees in Germany

2050 employees worldwide

28 companies in 17 countries

belong to the Knott group

150 million euros (KNOTT GmbH)

was the highest turnover ever achieved since the company was founded.

35 years employees work for us on average

we are pleased with this key figure

Almost 200'000 €

we invest per year in further training

55 CNC, turning and milling machines

are currently in our machine park

On 20,000 m2 of manufacturing space

our products are made in Germany

KNOTT History

2017 (copy 1)

Foundation of KNOTT Vortex India

2015 (copy 1)

Opening of a representative office in Japan

2014 (copy 1)

Opening of a representative office in Brazil

2006 (copy 1)

Webshop for trailer components

goes online

2005 (copy 1)

Foundation of KNOTT- Autoflex Yug d.o.o. Serbia

2000 (copy 1)

Foundation of a trading company

for trailer components in Regenstauf

1996 (copy 1)

Foundation of KNOTT CZ. s.r.o. Czech Republic

1995 (Kopie 1)

Foundation of KNOTT Romania

1994 (copy 1)

Foundation of Autoflex KNOTT Kft. Hungary

Move to a new factory building in Regenstauf (32.000 m2)

1992 (copy 1)

Foundation of KNOTT Sp. z o.o. Poland

1991 (copy 1)

Foundation of KNOTT spol. s.r.o. Slovakia

1987 (copy 1)

Foundation of KNOTT Brake Company Inc. USA

1983 (copy 1)

Foundation of KNOTT- Avonride Ltd. UK

1982 (copy 1)

Foundation of KNOTT S.p.A. Italy

1978 (copy 1)

Valentin Knott jun.

takes over the management (current owner of the company)

1977 (copy 1)

Relocation of axle production

to new plant in Regensburg

1957 (copy 1)

Takeover of Messerschmitt cabin scooter production in Regensburg

Production of cabin scooters until 1963

1937 (copy 1)

Foundation KNOTT

in Eggstätt by Valentin Knott (20.04.1910 - 16.09.1978)