Skoda has revealed the first official representative office in Ukraine

Czech Skoda Transportation conglomerate opened its first official Ukrainian representation in str. About it reports a press-service of the Dnieper the city Council.

In the river to develop design projects of rail and public transportation for a Czech company, and also to look for suppliers for the production, said the Council.

HR Director Skoda Transportation of Cesare Lumir said that sky is not a random choice of the company.

“Our goal is to Skoda returned to Ukraine”, — he said and added that the city has huge potential.

In the city Council emphasized that the activity of the representative office Skoda Transportation will create new investment and will help to preserve its intellectual capital.

“Such cooperation will contribute to the presence in the river network of manufacturers and repair facilities locomotive and heavy machinery”, — stated in the message.

Recall, “Ukrzaliznytsya” and Skoda Transportation in September 2013 completed testing of technical specifications for future construction of passenger dual-system electric locomotives. Just at the Zaporizhzhya electric locomotive plant (ZERZ) planned to manufacture 480 electric locomotives: 50 — passenger dual-voltage, 330 — a single passenger, and 100 dual-system freight.

It was planned that the share of domestically produced components in the design of these locomotives will reach 90%.

ZERZ in 2014 planned to raise 1 billion investment to jointly with Skoda Transportation Ukraine-Czech company producing locomotives.

In March 2014 the Ministry of infrastructure has announced that he intends to return to the implementation of the project on creation of the joint venture, but after the resumption of political and economic stability in the country. In November of the same year, AMC has allowed Škoda Transportation and ZERZ to create a “Ukrainian-Czech plant “Zaporizhzhya electric locomotive”, but the project was never implemented.

As reported, GE Transportation and Kryukovsky car-building plant in early June signed an agreement on localization of production of 30 locomotives TE33A Evolution series. The first locomotives Ukrzaliznytsia received in the fall of 2018.

The framework agreement between “Ukrzaliznytsya” and GE provides a 15-year partnership for the renewal and modernization of traction rolling stock, the first phase of which is to supply the “Ukrzaliznytsia” in the leasing of 30 new diesel locomotives GE TE33AC with a localization level of 10%.

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Škoda Transportation produces locomotives, subway cars, commuter trains, and also trams, trolleybuses, buses, engines and traction equipment. Also a conglomerate engaged in the modernization of rail and public transportation. The brand has partnered with 14 countries of the world.

See also: In 2019, Skoda will begin producing electric cars.

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