Škoda Transportation

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Škoda Transportation a.s.
Joint-stock company
Industry Rail transport machinery
Predecessor Škoda Works (founded 1859)
Founded 1995
Founder Emil Škoda (as Škoda Works)
Headquarters Plzeň, Czech Republic
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Tomáš Ignačák
Marek Čmejla
Jiří Diviš
Tomáš Krsek
Michal Korecký
Jaromír Šilhánek
Josef Bernard
Marek Krsek
Michal Kurtinec
Products electric locomotives
low-floor trams
underground trains
trolleybuses
Revenue 16.4 billion CZK (2014)
  • Decrease 3.2 billion CZK (2014)
  • 2.1 billion CZK (2012)
  • Decrease 2.3 billion CZK (2014)
  • 1.8 billion CZK (2013)
Total assets
  • Decrease 23.9 billion CZK (2014)
  • 24.4 billion CZK (2013)
Total equity
  • Increase 11.0 billion CZK (2012)
  • 10.6 billion CZK (2011)
Number of employees
5,600 (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
Škoda 15T tram in Prague
ČD Class 471 double deck electric multiple unit train

Škoda Transportation a.s. is a Czech engineering company headquartered in Plzeň, Czech Republic. 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.

History[edit]

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] The CEO of Škoda Transportation is currently Tomáš Ignačák and shareholders of the company are Tomáš Ignačák, Tomáš Krsek, Michal Korecký, Marek Čmejla, Jiří Diviš, Jaromír Šilhánek, Josef Bernard, Marek Krsek and Michal Kurtinec. [6]

Products[edit]

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.[7][8][9][10] Other models followed, of which some were also exported.[11] In 1996–2011, Škoda Transportation upgraded Prague Metro trainsets from type 81-71 to 81-71M.[12] In 2003, the company unveiled a new metro trainset prototype: 6Mt.[13] 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.[14] 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).[15]

Škoda Transportation holding[edit]

Škoda Transportation is the parent company of a holding which includes other engineering and electrical engineering companies:

  • Škoda Electric, a manufacturer of electric drives and traction motors for trolleybuses, trams, locomotives and multiple units.
  • Škoda Vagonka, a manufacturer of passenger cars. Company was founded in 1900 as Staudinger Waggonfabrik A.G.
  • Škoda City Service, a company providing service and repairs of all municipal public transport vehicles in Pilsen.
  • Škoda TVC, a machining company.
  • Transtech Oy, a Finnish manufacturer of double-decker coaches and low-floor trams.
  • Pars nova, a company focused on modernisations, redevelopments and repairs of rail vehicles.
  • Lokel, a company focused on design, development, production and service of Train Control and Monitoring Systems (TCMS).
  • POLL, a company focused on development and production of electronic systems.
  • Sibelektroprivod, a Russian manufacturer of traction motors for trolleybuses and rail vehicles.
  • Ganz-Skoda Electric, a Hungarian manufacturer of electric drives and traction motors for trolleybuses.

In 2010, a company named Trading RS Sp. z o.o.[16] was founded in Poland that represent all of the Škoda Transportation companies in country.

In 2011, Škoda Transportation acquired a local bus company named Autobusová doprava - Miroslav Hrouda s.r.o. from Zbiroh,[17] as the main reason for the acquisition was live-test new hybrid buses.[18]

In 2013, Škoda Transportation incorporated a subsidiary in Munich, Germany, under the name of Skoda 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.[19] In the same year, Škoda Transportation acquired Lokel, an Ostrava-based designer and manufacturer of electronic instruments for rail vehicles.[20]

In 2015, Škoda Transportation bought a majority stake in Finnish manufacturer Transtech Oy.

In 2016, Škoda Transportation incorporated a subsidiary in the USA, under the name of Skoda Transportation USA LLC.

The holding employed close to 5,600 people in 2015, with revenues reaching CZK 17 billion.

Other activities[edit]

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.[21][22]

References[edit]

  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
  6. ^ "Škoda Transportation má nového ředitele, je jím Tomáš Ignačák". iDNES.cz. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  7. ^ Mara, Robert (2001). "Tatra T3 1960–2000. 40 let tramvají Tatra T3". Praha: K-Report Pavel Malkus. p. 95. ISBN 80-903012-0-7. 
  8. ^ Černý, Martin (2002). "Malý atlas městské dopravy 2002". Praha: Gradis Bohemia. pp. 50–51. ISBN 80-902791-5-5. [Dále jen Černý.]
  9. ^ Černý, s. 52.
  10. ^ Černý, s. 74–75.
  11. ^ "Tramvaje". Skoda.cz. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  12. ^ Havlíček, Petr (2012). "Vozový park pražského metra je kompletní". Městská doprava. p. 67. 
  13. ^ Heller, Petr; Lang, Petr (2004). "Nový vůz metra ŠKODA 6Mt". Městská doprava. pp. 15–18. 
  14. ^ "Metro". Skoda.cz. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  15. ^ "Elektrické lokomotivy". Skoda.cz. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  16. ^ "Společnosti ŠKODA". Skoda.cz. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  17. ^ 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
  18. ^ Škoda Transportation přebírá dopravce Autobusová doprava - Miroslav Hrouda s.r.o., BUSportál.cz, 9. 11. 2011, dabra
  19. ^ Škoda Transportation expanduje, založila v Mnichově novou firmu. E15.cz, 20.11.2013
  20. ^ Škoda Transportation koupila ostravskou firmu na výrobu elektrovýzbroje. Idnes, 2.12.2013.
  21. ^ Science Centrum pomůže technickým oborům. Plzeňský deník, 7. 6. 2007
  22. ^ Techmania poučí i pobaví. Plzeňský deník, 14. 3. 2007.

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