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444 Days Of A New Škoda Vagonka Project


posted on 4th May 2021 16:02


Under this name, on 4 May 2021, a presentation of the recent achievements of the project, launched last year, aimed at doubling the production capacity of the Škoda Vagonka works, took place in Ostrava.

Exactly 444 days have passed since the ceremonial tapping of the foundation stone for the construction of new buildings and equipment on the Škoda Vagonka premises took place in Ostrava-Vítkovice on 27 February 2020. While on 17 January 2021 a new machining centre (supplied by STROJÍRNA TYC of the Czech Republic) for aluminum bodyshells and their components was put into operation here, a new paint shop (delivered by GALATEK of the Czech Republic) has now been the subject of a presentation.

The new universal paint shop has a total of eight workplaces, which are designed for both cars of European dimensions and cars intended for eastern markets. The paint shop has an annual capacity of up to 120 bodyshells, which is an increase of two thirds compared to the current state.

The event also included a tour showing progress on cars from ČD's orders for Viaggio Comfort non-traction units and double deck push-pull rakes for MSK (the Moravian-Silesian Region), as also visible on the accompanying photos.

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