|Founder(s)||Emil Škoda (as Škoda Works)|
|Headquarters||Plzeň, Czech Republic|
|Key people||Marek Čmejla
|Parent||CEIL (CENTRAL EUROPE INDUSTRIES) LTD|
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.
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. In 2009 Škoda Holding, then owner of Škoda Transportation, havemade 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. But in reality, in March 2011 the company was taken over by Cyprus based company SKODA INDUSTRY (EUROPE) LTD, later renamed to CEIL (CENTRAL EUROPE INDUSTRIES) LTD. 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.
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. Other models followed, of which some were also exported. In 1996–2011, Škoda Transportation upgraded Prague Metro trainsets from type 81-71 to 81-71M. In 2003, the company unveiled a new metro trainset prototype: 6Mt. 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. 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).
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. 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, as the main reason for the acquisition was live-test new hybrid buses. 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. The latest acquisition to-date is Lokel, an Ostrava-based designer and manufacturer of electronic instruments for rail vehicles.
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.
- Consolidated Annual Report of Škoda Transportation a.s. for 2012 in collection of deeds of Trade register at Plzeň Regional Court
- Commercial register - ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION a.s., Available at http://or.justice.cz
- lidovky.cz: Velké tajemství českého byznysu odhaleno: plzeňská Škoda odkryla majitele
- E15: Skoda Industry může převzít Škodu Transportation
- aktualne.cz: Škoda Plzeň se v tichosti přestěhovala do Tichomoří
- Mara, Robert (2001). "Tatra T3 1960–2000. 40 let tramvají Tatra T3". Praha: K-Report Pavel Malkus. p. 95. ISBN 80-903012-0-7.
- Černý, Martin (2002). "Malý atlas městské dopravy 2002". Praha: Gradis Bohemia. pp. 50–51. ISBN 80-902791-5-5.[Dále jen Černý.]
- Černý, s. 52.
- Černý, s. 74–75.
- "Tramvaje". Skoda.cz. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
- Havlíček, Petr (2012). "Vozový park pražského metra je kompletní". Městská doprava. p. 67.
- Heller, Petr; Lang, Petr (2004). "Nový vůz metra ŠKODA 6Mt". Městská doprava. pp. 15–18.
- "Metro". Skoda.cz. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
- "Elektrické lokomotivy". Skoda.cz. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
- "Společnosti ŠKODA". Skoda.cz. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
- 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
- Škoda Transportation přebírá dopravce Autobusová doprava - Miroslav Hrouda s.r.o., BUSportál.cz, 9. 11. 2011, dabra
- Škoda Transportation expanduje, založila v Mnichově novou firmu. E15.cz, 20.11.2013
- Škoda Transportation koupila ostravskou firmu na výrobu elektrovýzbroje. Idnes, 2.12.2013.
- Science Centrum pomůže technickým oborům. Plzeňský deník, 7. 6. 2007
- Techmania poučí i pobaví. Plzeňský deník, 14. 3. 2007.
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