The Group

Microelettrica Scientifica

Today Comet Fans benefits from the Microelettrica Group structure, which includes subsidiary companies and manufacturing facilities in several countries. As a consequence, the support to Comet Fans’ customers can be extended locally to many areas worldwide.
Microelettrica Scientifica is an international market leader in the manufacturing of contactors, breakers, protection relays and resistors  for applications in the rail transport, urban mobility and industry.
Microelettrica facilities are also located in United States, South Africa, China, India, Brazil and Turkey and can provide immediate local support and the ability to provide local manufacturing content whilst at the same time guaranteeing the a high degree of competence and quality that MS’ and Comet Fans’ customers expect.


The Knorr-Bremse Group based in Munich is the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles. For more than 110 years now the company has pioneered the development, production, marketing and servicing of state-of-the-art braking systems. In 2015, Knorr-Bremse reported sales of EUR 5.8 billion and employed more than 24,000 people worldwide.
The Rail Vehicle Systems division of this long-established company equips mass transit vehicles such as metro cars and light rail vehicles, as well as freight trains, locomotives, mainline passenger trains and high-speed trains with highly advanced products. Along with braking systems these include intelligent entrance systems, HVAC systems, auxiliary power supply systems, control components and windscreen wiper systems, platform screen doors, friction material, driver assistance systems, and control technology. In addition, Knorr-Bremse offers driving simulators and e-learning systems for optimum train crew training.
The Commercial Vehicle Systems division offers its customers braking systems for trucks, buses, trailers and agricultural machinery. In the chassis systems sector, Knorr-Bremse is a leading player in electronic controls and driver assistance systems as well as in air supply systems. Other product fields include powertrain-related systems and torsional vibration dampers for diesel engines.
With all of its products Knorr-Bremse makes a decisive contribution to safety on road and rail around the world. Every day more than one billion people worldwide put their trust in Knorr-Bremse systems.