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HVAC specialists form Noske Rail


Noske-Kaeser Rail & Vehicle and Coachair’s rail division have come together as members of the 100% Australian-owned KYR group to create Noske Rail.  

Noske-Kaeser Rail & Vehicle, headquartered in New Zealand with branches in Victoria and Western Australia, specialises in the design, manufacture and in-service support of HVAC and refrigeration equipment for passenger cars and locomotive driver’s cabs, including custom-designed solutions and a wide range of standard units. 

Coachair, headquartered in New South Wales with branches in Queensland and Victoria, is an Australian market leader in the provision of HVAC solutions for the bus and rail industry, with their rail division also offering sacrificial anti-graffiti window film and Teknoware lighting and panel solutions.   

By bringing Noske-Kaeser Rail & Vehicle and Coachair’s rail division together under the common ownership of the KYR group, customers benefit from working with a company with a broader engineering base and experience, an extended branch network, and access to the KYR group’s market leading products such as ecotio₂ anti-virus coating, sacrificial window film and the Teknoware range of transportation lighting. 

Noske Rail managing director Martin Mallon said it was an exciting time for Noske-Kaeser Rail & Vehicle.  

“New ownership by a financially strong Australian shareholder underpins our commitment to support our customers for the whole life of the product,” he said.  

“The joining of Coachair’s rail division with our own means we now have truly Australia-wide coverage for sales and service.” 

The main assembly hall of Noske-Kaeser Rail & Vehicle in New Zealand.

KYR Group CEO Dieter Mosmann said the acquisition of Noske-Kaeser Rail & Vehicle and subsequent amalgamation with Coachair’s rail division to form Noske Rail, had added rail HVAC manufacturing capability to the KYR group, and increased its ability to support customers by extending the branch network for rail HVAC sales and service throughout Australia and New Zealand. 

 “Our bus and coach customers will still be able to rely on Coachair to deliver quality products and innovative engineered maintenance solutions under the Coachair brand which will now be solely focused on the bus and coach market,” he said.  

About Noske-Kaeser Rail & Vehicle

Celebrating more than 20 years of experience delivering and supporting successful HVAC and refrigeration outcomes in the rail industry, Noske-Kaeser Rail & Vehicle specialises in providing custom-designed equipment as well as offering a wide range of standard HVAC units, refrigeration and ventilation equipment for passenger cars and locomotives. 


About Coachair

Established for over 40 years, Coachair is a market leader in providing engineered Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) solutions for the bus and rail industry. It provides Through Life Support for all HVAC solutions, and has diversified into sacrificial anti-graffiti window film, and Teknoware interior lighting and panel solutions in both the rail and bus segments. 


About the KYR Group

The KYR Group owns and operates a number of Australasian companies in the rail, bus, aviation, industrial ventilation and engineering markets. Its brands have long and proud Australian and New Zealand heritages, complemented with leading products provided in partnership with major offshore OEMs.