Škoda is a major Czech exporter, with as much as 60% of its orders shipped abroad. Its most significant export contracts from the recent past include last year’s deal that saw 26 trams bound for the German city of Bonn and 32 modern single-deckers that went to Latvia.
Škoda Transportation is the new supplier of metro trains worth CZK 8 billion to the city of Warsaw. Closer to home, Škoda won contracts with České dráhy for the supply and maintenance of electric RegioPanter units. Škoda and its affiliate Temsa secured a contract to manufacture 14 electrical coaches for DPP, Prague's public transportation company. In 2019, the contract to maintain Prague metro trains (on the A and B lines) was renewed for another 15 years.
Škoda Transportation Group is continuously investing into research and development. In 2020, its production capacities at Ostrava-based Škoda Vagonka were significantly extended as it launched the construction of new facilities (called Nová Vagonka) costing CZK 1 billion. The project will double the production area as well as the number of employees.
In 2020, it signed an agreement for the purchase of Ostrava's Ekova Electric where it plans to build a new competence center and make extensive additional investments. It completed further substantial capital projects in Pilsen and Šumperk, where it is now hiring over 2,000 new employees.