Škoda Transportation establishes digital division
Czech rolling stock manufacturer Škoda Transportation has established Škoda Digital, a new subsidiary inside the group. The brand new company will be responsible for the increase in the manufacturer’s competence and technical capabilities in the field of digitisation.
Škoda Digital was incorporated by merging two divisions of Škoda Transportation Group – Škoda Transportation control department and Lokel Ostrava. The latter was founded in 1994 and was included in Škoda Transportation in 2013. Lokel Ostrava was being focused on the development, production, design, implementation, consulting and control of rail vehicle control systems and other electronic equipment. “The newly established Škoda Digital company will deliver its own solution not only for products from the Škoda Transportation Group but also for other external clients,” said Jiří Liberda, CEO of Škoda Digital.
Portfolio of Škoda Digital
The activity of Škoda Digital will be aimed at three main systems. The first one is the Train Control & Management System (TCMS). Two other fields of activity include diagnostic systems to provide data analysis for predictive maintenance of the rolling stock as well as multimedia systems (video surveillance, information systems, radio or emergency communications). “In this regard, a modern independent development centre in the field of digitalisation and SMART technology was created for the products of our group,” noted Petr Brzezina, CEO of Škoda Transportation Group.