Škoda Vagonka launched a large center for the processing of aluminum parts

The largest part-processing machine in Europe, worth about 100 million kroons (3.8 million euros), has been put into operation at Škoda Vagonka. This machne can process oversized aluminum parts. Thus, the company will increase its production capacity for the production of new trains.

Škoda Vagonka
Picture: Škoda Vagonka

This was reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to a press release from the Škoda Transportation Group.

According to the company, at the plant in Ostrava, where the machining center has been launched, it is also planned to double the production area and the number of employees: from 450 to 900 people.

The unique machine was produced by the Czech company Strojírna Tyc. Its length is 50 m, and its weight is 360 tons. In particular, it is planned to process parts of rolling stock for the Latvian Railway.

The installation of the equipment is part of a large-scale project to build new trains, with a total investment of almost 1 billion kroons.


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