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Škoda Transportation

ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION a.s.
joint-stock company
Industry transport, engineering
Predecessor ŠKODA, a.s.
Founded 1995, Plzeň
Founder Emil Škoda (as Škoda Works)
Headquarters Plzeň, Czech Republic
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Marek Čmejla
Jiří Diviš
Tomáš Krsek
Michal Korecký
Products electric locomotives
low-floor trams
underground trains
trolleybuses
Revenue
  • Decrease 15.3 billion CZK (2012)
  • 15.7 billion CZK (2011)
  • Decrease 3.8 billion CZK (2012)
  • 4.1 billion CZK (2011)
  • Decrease 3.1 billion CZK (2012)
  • 3.4 billion CZK (2011)
Total assets
  • Decrease 24.9 billion CZK (2012)
  • 25.7 billion CZK (2011)
Total equity
  • Increase 11.0 billion CZK (2012)
  • 10.6 billion CZK (2011)
Number of employees
4,800 (2015)
Parent CEIL (CENTRAL EUROPE INDUSTRIES) LTD
Subsidiaries
  • ŠKODA VAGONKA a.s.
  • ŠKODA ELECTRIC a.s.
  • Pars nova a.s.
  • OOO Vagonmash
  • Transtech Oy
Website www.skoda.cz
Footnotes / references
[1]
locomotive Škoda 109E on the Velim railway test circuit
tram Škoda 15T in Prague

ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION a.s. is a Czech engineering company based in Plzeň. Its operations are in the area of transport engineering, manufacture of rail vehicles for urban and railway modes of transport, traction motors and drives for transport systems in the tradition of Škoda manufacturing plants. It has a strong footprint in the local and international market.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Products 2
  • Škoda Transportation holding 3
  • Other activities 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The company was incorporated on 1 March 1995 as ŠKODA DOPRAVNÍ TECHNIKA s. r. o.; as of 10 December 2004 it operates under the name ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION s.r.o.; as of 1 April 2009 it has the legal form of a joint-stock company.[2] In 2009 Škoda Holding, then owner of Škoda Transportation, has made several acquisitions in the transportation sector. In 2010, Škoda Transportation posted revenues of CZK 6.7 billion.

In September 2010 company announced, that it was sold to four natural persons - managers Marek Čmejla, Jiří Diviš, Tomáš Krsek and Tomáš Korecký.[3] But in reality, in March 2011 the company was taken over by Cyprus based company SKODA INDUSTRY (EUROPE) LTD,[4] later renamed to CEIL (CENTRAL EUROPE INDUSTRIES) LTD.[2] Owner of that company is secret, in 2011 it was co-owned by Marshall Islands based Maranex Finance and Guernsey based Conitor Terra, that were owned by several shell corporations.[5]

Products

In the 1990s, Škoda Dopravní technika upgraded 26 Tatra T3 tramcars in Pilsen to type T3M.0 (company designation Škoda 01T; 1993–1999) and 20 T3 tramcars in Liberec to type T3M.04 (company designation Škoda 02T; 1995–1999). In 1997, the first Škoda 03 T tramcar (known also as LTM 10.08, 'Astra', 'Anitra') rolled out from the factory, and until 2006 it was bought by five tramway services in the Czech Republic.[6][7][8][9] Other models followed, of which some were also exported.[10] In 1996–2011, Škoda Transportation upgraded Prague Metro trainsets from type 81-71 to 81-71M.[11] In 2003, the company unveiled a new metro trainset prototype: 6Mt.[12] Other contracts included the production and upgrade of 81-553 trainsets (Slavutych) for Kazan and Kiev Metro and is currently manufacturing Ne-va trainsets for Saint Petersburg Metro.[13] The company produces electric locomotives Škoda 109E (ČD Class 380 and 381 ZSSK series) and modernises 71E locomotives 71Em (163 series → 363.5 series ČD Cargo).[14]

Škoda Transportation holding

Škoda Transportation is the parent company of a holding which includes other engineering and electrical engineering companies: Škoda Electric, Škoda Vagonka, Pars nova, VÚKV, MOVO, POLL, Sibelektroprivod (Russia) and Ganz-Skoda Electric (Hungary), TRADING RS Sp. z o.o.[15] The holding employed close to 4,000 people in 2012, with revenues reaching CZK 15.3 billion. In 2011, Škoda Transportation acquired Autobusová doprava-Miroslav Hrouda from Zbiroh,[16] as the main reason for the acquisition was live-test new hybrid buses.[17] In 2013, Škoda Transportation incorporated a subsidiary in Munich, Germany, under the name of Škoda Transportation Deutschland GmbH. The mission of the German Škoda subsidiary is to serve as a sales/technical support/maintenance unit responsible for the business development in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.[18] The latest acquisition to-date is Lokel, an Ostrava-based designer and manufacturer of electronic instruments for rail vehicles.[19]

Other activities

Škoda Transportation has chosen several pillars as foundations of its Corporate Social Responsibility, which include the environment and research and innovation. Together with the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Škoda Transportation runs the Techmania Science Center in Pilsen, which aims to spur young people's interest in the world of science and technology. The exhibition, which is constantly evolving as new programmes are added, welcomes annually tens of thousands of schoolchildren and students who learn about various principles of mathematics and physics in an engaging way.[20][21]

References

  1. ^ Consolidated Annual Report of Škoda Transportation a.s. for 2012 in collection of deeds of Trade register at Plzeň Regional Court
  2. ^ a b Commercial register - ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION a.s., Available at http://or.justice.cz
  3. ^ lidovky.cz: Velké tajemství českého byznysu odhaleno: plzeňská Škoda odkryla majitele
  4. ^ E15: Skoda Industry může převzít Škodu Transportation
  5. ^ aktualne.cz: Škoda Plzeň se v tichosti přestěhovala do Tichomoří
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  7. ^ [Dále jen Černý.]
  8. ^ Černý, s. 52.
  9. ^ Černý, s. 74–75.
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  16. ^ Úplný výpis z obchodního rejstříku - Autobusová doprava-Miroslav Hrouda s.r.o., C 18423 vedená u Krajského soudu v Plzni. Dostupné na http://or.justice.cz
  17. ^ Škoda Transportation přebírá dopravce Autobusová doprava - Miroslav Hrouda s.r.o., BUSportál.cz, 9. 11. 2011, dabra
  18. ^ Škoda Transportation expanduje, založila v Mnichově novou firmu. E15.cz, 20.11.2013
  19. ^ Škoda Transportation koupila ostravskou firmu na výrobu elektrovýzbroje. Idnes, 2.12.2013.
  20. ^ Science Centrum pomůže technickým oborům. Plzeňský deník, 7. 6. 2007
  21. ^ Techmania poučí i pobaví. Plzeňský deník, 14. 3. 2007.

External links

  • Official website


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