This article first appeared in the Railway-News Magazine, Issue 3 2022.
The group focuses on producing and developing vehicles for rail and public transport. Its products mainly include suburban train units, electric locomotives, low-floor trams, metro trains, trolleybuses, electric buses, electric motors, personal coaches and complete drives for environmentally friendly public transport.
Thanks to the ecosystem of production sites, plants, repair services and engineering offices, the top-notch work of more than eight hundred design engineers, chief project engineers and designers and millions of euros invested in its own research and development every year, Škoda Group has a product portfolio of modern vehicles that meet the latest European standards. The company pays a great deal of attention to the use of cutting-edge technologies for modern public transport and railway vehicles.
Škoda vehicles are in operation in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, France, Finland, Poland, Italy, Mexico, the USA and more countries around the world.
Škoda currently employs over 7,000 people. In addition to the Czech Republic production sites and technology centres, Škoda Group has branches in Germany, Finland, Hungary and Poland. Škoda is currently developing railway vehicles and buses with alternative propulsion.
Škoda Group provides comprehensive transport solutions for cities, intercity transport and mainline railways and continues to work to ensure that travelling anywhere is comfortable, fast, environmentally friendly and safe.
Škoda Group has acquired a large stake in The Signalling Company, a digital developer of onboard safety software and signalling systems.
Škoda Group recently established a new subsidiary, Škoda Group Austria GmbH, based in Vienna, strengthening its presence.
Estonian railway operator Eesti Liinirongid (Elron) has taken up the option for a further 10 electric trains from Škoda Group.
The new four-car Moravia trainset has entered trial operation on the S2 line from Brno to Letovice in South Moravia.
Škoda has received an order for nine sleeping coaches and eight freight wagons for cars from Finnish state railway company VR Group.
Slovakian rail company ZSSK has ordered a further five RegioPanter electric units from Skoda Group as part of the modernisation of its fleet.
Škoda Group celebrates the 25th anniversary of its first tram, taking a look at some milestones over the years.
Cottbusverkehr GmbH (CV) has exercised the option to to order an additional 15 trams from Škoda Group for the city of Cottbus, Germany.
3 Liberec trams are undergoing a major overhaul at the Škoda production site in Martinov as part of a tender for the repair of six T3 units.
Škoda Group has opened the office of its new subsidiary in Florence, Italy to strengthen its international presence.
The Brno Public Transport Authority has contracted Škoda to supply up to 40 ForCity Smart 45T trams, with five vehicles currently ordered.
Škoda Group has achieved significant success in the field of supplying electric drives and motors for locomotives this year.
Škoda Group recently presented its own new anti-collision system for trams at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin.
Škoda and RNV unveiled the new 1m-gauge tram-train for the cities of Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen am Rhein at InnoTrans 2022 today.
Škoda Group has presented the first new electric train unit for the Latvian railway operator Pasažieru vilciens to the public.
Škoda Group has presented its first of 37 new electric railway units to the public at the main railway station in Brno.
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