Research, development and testing of railway rolling stock
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The research department is engaged in independent research and development in the field of rolling stock.
Research and development
The research department is engaged in independent research and development in the field of rolling stock. It offers a comprehensive solution for research and development projects from the initial study (including basic research in the field of rolling stock) through design, construction, production drawings to cooperation in prototype production, approval and commissioning. The main area of activity is independent research projects on rolling stock or parts or components used in rolling stock.
The department has a team of experienced and highly qualified experts. Some of them have been concentrating on selected areas of research and development for a long time, for example, observation and measurement of basic physical and chemical phenomena, technical analyses and calculations etc. The most modern methods and technical means are applied in the implementation of research and development projects, preparation of documentation, related analyses and calculations. The company's employees are continuously provided with service in the field of standards and regulations, so that all work is carried out with regard to their current or forthcoming version.For each project, great emphasis is placed on cooperation. Cooperation includes collaboration with other research organisations, the funder, the contracting authority and the final manufacturer or distributor. The aim of research and development activities is primarily to respect technological practices, to use a selected (available) range of semi-finished products and to select technically and financially suitable and feasible solutions.


  • AAE
  • Alstom Ferroviaria SpA (incl. predecessor FIAT Ferroviaria)
  • Bombardier Transportation (incl. predecessors ABB Henschel, Adtranz, DWA, Vagonka Česká Lípa)
  • CZ LOKO a.s. (incl. predecessor ČMKS Holding)
  • ČD a.s.
  • ČD Cargo a.s.
  • ČKD Kutná Hora, a.s.
  • DAKO-CZ, a.s.
  • Dellner GmbH
  • Dopravní podnik města Brna a.s. (Brno City Transport Authority)
  • Dopravní podnik hlavního města Prahy a.s. (Prague City Transport Authority)
  • Evac AB
  • Ferrostaal Automotive GmbH
  • FORM s.r.o.
  • Greenbrier Waggons – Wagony Świdnica S.A.
  • Krnovské opravny a strojírny s.r.o.
  • LEGIOS Louny a.s. (incl. predecessors LOSTR Louny, Lounské strojírny)
  • PVF Schienenfahrzeuge, s.r.o. (incl. predecessors AAE engineering, LKKV Česká Lípa)
  • MEP Postřelmov – Slovácké strojírny, a.s.
  • MTH Praha a.s.
  • OKD Doprava, a.s.
  • Ostravské opravny a strojírny, s.r.o.
  • Pars nova a.s. (incl. predecessor Pars DMN Šumperk)
  • PESA Bydgoszcz SA
  • Plasser & Theurer GmbH
  • PRAGOIMEX a.s.
  • RYKO plus s.r.o.
  • SKD TRADE a.s.
  • Strojírna Oslavany spol. s r.o.
  • ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION a.s. (incl. predecessor ŠKODA DT)
  • ŠKODA JS a.s.
  • ŠKODA VAGÓNKA a.s. (incl. predecessors MSV Studénka, ČKD Vagónka Studénka, ČKD Vagónka Ostrava)
  • TechnoStore s.r.o.
  • NUKEM Nuklear GmbH
  • THERMO KING ČR (PEK-TK s.r.o.)
  • Thermoservis s.r.o.
  • Timken Česká republika s.r.o.
  • TSS Group s.r.o.
  • TÜV SÜD Automotive GmbH
  • TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH
  • VTG AG
  • Vyksa Steel Works
  • Železničné opravne a strojárne Zvolen, a.s.
  • ŽOS Trnava a.s.
  • ŽOS Vrútky a.s.