Škoda Transportation Group succeeded in a contract worth one billion crowns for the service of electrical units for Czech Railways
Škoda Transportation Group will provide periodic renovations of electrical units for Czech Railways at its plant in Šumperk. These units are RegioPanter and InterPanter
The duration of the contract is five years and amount is almost one billion crowns. Škoda Transportation Group is a leading European manufacturer of public transport vehicles and provides service, repairs and modernization not only of vehicles from its own production for a long time period.
"We have been working for almost 75 years to ensure that all our customers’ trains run reliably in the best condition. We are very happy that Czech Railways has chosen us as a partner for the maintenance of Panthers for the next 5 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 employeesand business partners. We highly value the trust of Czech Railways and look forward to further successful cooperation, “says Aleš Měrka, CEO of Škoda Pars, which is based in Šumperk.
“RegioPanter units delivered in 2012 have already traveled around 1.5 million kilometers. In order to meet the conditions of the ECM (European Maintenance Code) 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 thus has a comprehensive service and higher levels of repairs, which are carried out after every 900,000 kilometers, “explains Ivan Bednárik, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Czech Railways.
“The framework contract concerns the regular renewal of the RegioPanter 440, 640, 650 and InterPanter 660 and 661 series electrical units for the next 60 months. A total of 41 units are being regularly maintained, ”adds Michal Kraus, a member of the Board of Directors and ČD’s Deputy General Manager for Service.
"Service is an integral part of our offer. We provide these services not only for our products, but we also have extensive experience with products from other manufacturers. We are currently providing full-service metro in Prague, trams in Tampere and we are preparing for full-service electrical units for the South Moravian Region."
Petr Brzezina, President of the Škoda Transportation Group
Škoda Group – modernization, repairs and full service of rail vehicles
Škoda Transportation Group has been providing rolling stock service to customers throughout Europe for a long time. Specifically, the plant in Šumperk focuses mainly on periodic repairs, heavy maintenance and modernization of railway rolling stock for customers in the Czech Republic, but also abroad. For regular service, tram or metro repairs, the group has facilities in Prague, Ostrava and Finland. Here it provides, for example, a full service of the Prague metro, trams for Pilsen and the Finnish Tampere. In the near future, the Škoda Transportation Group will also be in charge of long-term full service of electrical units, which are now manufactured for the South Moravian Region.