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Škoda Transportation

This traditional Czech engineering brand develops and manufactures top-class vehicles for mature urban public transport systems and railways that are exported nearly all over the world.

Billions of koruna of investment into production capacities, internal research and development, and digitalization combined with the expertise and experience of thousands of its employees have elevated Pilsen-based Škoda Transportation to a leading role on the international modern public transportation market.

Besides the parent company in Pilsen, Škoda Transportation Group also manages several subsidiaries across the Czech Republic, making it a major employer of skilled labor in many of the country’s regions. 

The company also owns and manages joint ventures and subsidiary labels abroad, including Škoda Transtech in Finland and other companies in Germany, Russia, and Hungary. Škoda also celebrated its 160th anniversary last year. 

Škoda Transportation’s vehicles are environmentally friendly, run exclusively on electricity, and produce zero emissions. As part of its development strategy, Škoda Digital was established in July 2019 to develop digital, control, and diagnostic systems for vehicles. Later that year, a new joint venture was formed in Russia with Sinara Group, the current number two on the local rolling stock market.

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. 

Škoda Transportation

Supporting Local Communities

At all sites where it operates, Škoda Transportation Group supports education and CSR activities, promotes topics related to transportation and mechanical engineering, and cooperates with technical universities.

Škoda Transportation Group is a long-term partner to sports clubs in the regions where it operates, such as Pilsen’s HC Škoda Plzeň Extraliga club, the First Hockey League club Draci Pars Šumperk, Ostrava's football team Baník, and the athletics club Škoda Plzeň. In Pilsen, it is also the sponsor of the Škoda Sport Park and the Škodaland sports complexes. Škoda Plzeň also supports the Městská charita Plzeň (a municipal charitable organization), Ovahelp in Ostrava, and many more individuals and organizations.

Key Financials

CZK 2019 2018
Sales 9.9 billion 11.8 billion
Operating profit (92.1 million) 374.6 million
Profit (loss) (379.7 million) 327 million
Total assets 24.2 billion 23.2 billion
Total equity 11.4 billion 11.6 billion
Employees                     5,500

"Investing into development and production is the path to next-generation transportation technologies."

Ladislav Chvátal

Chief Officer for Strategic Projects, PPF Group

Key Financials

Ladislav Chvátal

Contacts

Škoda Transportation

Emila Škody 2922/1
301 00 Plzeň
Czech Republic

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