Škoda Transportation Signs Contract to Service Czech Railways EMUs

Škoda Transportation Group has been chosen by Czech Railways to provide regular servicing of its RegioPanter and InterPanter electric multiple units.

Škoda Transportation Group will provide periodic renovations of electrical units for Czech Railways at its plant in Šumperk
Škoda Transportation Group will provide periodic renovations of electrical units for Czech Railways at its plant in Šumperk

The contract is for five years, and valued at approximately 39.3 million euros (46m USD). It covers the regular servicing of 41 RegioPanter 440, 640, 650 and InterPanter 660 and 661 series EMUs.

Ivan Bednárik, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Czech Railways, said:

“RegioPanter units delivered in 2012 have already travelled around 1.5 million kilometres. In order to meet the conditions of the European Maintenance Code (EMC) in the years to come, as with the Panthers so far, we have competed for suppliers to perform periodic renewals in the following period.

“Each set has a comprehensive service and higher levels of repairs, which are carried out after every 900,000 kilometres.”

 

The work will take place at Škoda’s plant in Šumperk.

This mainly focuses on periodic repairs, heavy maintenance and modernisation of railway rolling stock for customers in the Czech Republic.

Aleš Měrka, CEO of Škoda Pars, said:

“We're very happy that Czech Railways has chosen us as a partner for the maintenance of Panthers for the next five years. We see this as a great commitment and at the same time as good news of long-term perspective and stability for our skilled employees and business partners.

“We highly value the trust of Czech Railways and look forward to further successful cooperation.”

 

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