New Orders for Electrical Systems and Components from Škoda

This Year Is Characterised by New Orders for Electrical Systems and Components from the Škoda Group

Škoda Group has achieved significant success in the field of supplying electric drives and motors. In addition to the main production for its own vehicles, it also works for a number of major customers around the world: with key components from Škoda, the global company Wabtec (formerly GE) is building a fleet of locomotives for Kazakhstan, complete drives including motors will become part of locomotives for track maintenance of the Italian company Tesmec and traction engine components will be used in locomotives or S-Bahn vehicles in Hamburg, Germany, which are produced by Alstom.

Electrical Systems

Since the beginning of the year alone, the Škoda Group has concluded new external contracts worth more than € 20 million.

Jaromír Šilhánek, President of Electric Systems & Components at Škoda Group, said:

“The development and production of electrical equipment and components is one of the strong pillars on which our Group is based. In addition to the key area of deliveries for Škoda Group products, the aim is to significantly increase the volume of orders for external customers, both in rail and urban transport.”

Growing Interest of Foreign Customers

Deliveries abroad for Western customers are increasingly important. Among the newly concluded orders for external customers outside the Škoda Group, one of the most important ones is the long-term cooperation with Alstom (formerly Bombardier) for the supply of traction motors and their parts for the entire spectrum of rolling stock, e.g., the S-Bahn for Germany or modern Traxx locomotives, where the total volume of deliveries will exceed hundreds of sets of traction motor components. The new project for the supply of complete electrical equipment for special locomotives used mainly for the purpose of maintenance and diagnostics of railway lines is of particular interest; the customer is the Italian company Tesmec.

Electrical Systems

A significant and equally important reference of the Škoda Group is its cooperation with the engineering giant Wabtec, for which it is currently working on the production of mechanical drives, including traction motors for locomotives in Kazakhstan. The Group has already supplied the American company with equipment for more than 50 locomotives. The current contract envisages deliveries for another 26 locomotives. Škoda Group is also cooperating with ex-Bombardier (now Alstom) on the supply of traction motor components for locomotives.

Jaromír Šilhánek points out:

“In addition to the aforementioned area of work for railway and rail transport vehicles, we are actively working on innovative solutions of traction systems for e-buses, trolleybuses and hydrogen buses.”

Production Hits 100 Items of Electrical Equipment per Month Mark

In the first half of this year alone, the Electric Systems & Components Division produced nearly seven hundred sets of electric traction equipment and hundreds more spare parts and components. The production portfolio is dominated by the most sophisticated equipment designed for various variants of RegioPanter suburban units for the Czech Republic, Latvia and Estonia, as well as for the Škoda trams for Germany (Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg and Bonn) and the Czech Republic (Pilsen, Brno and Ostrava) and other European cities.

This article was originally published by Škoda Group.

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