ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s.
Ostrava, Plzeň 23. 8. 2017 - Since 2013 ArcelorMittal Engineering Products Ostrava (AMEPO), a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal Ostrava, has supplied more than a thousand axles for trams produced by Škoda Transportation. Over 160 trams with chassis manufactured in Ostrava transport passengers in Slovakia, Hungary or Turkey. Both companies have now signed an extension of the contract for another three years.
Cooperation between the two companies began in late 2013. Over the past four years, the Ostrava manufacturer has supplied over a thousand axles for the Škoda 26T and 28T trams designed for foreign markets. Thanks to the good cooperation, the original contract signed for three years has now been extended till 2020. Within the contract, further delivery of hundreds of axles is expected.
The first order of Škoda Transportation, which went to the Turkish city of Konya, was followed by the success of the second project for the Turkish Eskişehir. "Škoda Transportation is successful with its trams in many tenders around the world. The cooperation brings interesting contracts to the ArcelorMittal´s engineering plant in Ostrava as well," said Daniel Doležal, Sales and Marketing Manager of AMEPO.
Trams drive hundreds of kilometers every day and are in continuous operation. Therefore, quality is a key prerequisite for successful cooperation. "We are pleased that the trams from Pilsen contain as many parts as possible manufactured in the Czech Republic. Thus, we support local economic growth and employment," said Michal Tobrman, Head of Communications of Škoda Transportation.
“After a weak year we see market recovery in the field of mechanical engineering and related areas. The need of cities for the replacement of old trams is growing. This year, we have officially signed a three-year extension to the existing contract with Škoda Transportation. This gives us the opportunity to supply our axles to several running projects across Europe," adds Doležal.
ArcelorMittal Engineering Products Ostrava, s.r.o. is a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal Ostrava and a manufacturing and repair unit plant. The plant combines machinery and foundry production. The basic machinery product range includes machine parts and equipment, steel structures and wheel sets. The foundry product range consists of steel and cast-iron castings. Other important activities of the plant include repairs of electric machinery, production of rolls for rolling mills and thermal treatment of engineering products.
ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s.. is part of the world’s largest steel and mining group ArcelorMittal. Annually it produces over 2 million tonnes of steel, which is mainly used in construction and machinery. It is the biggest manufacturer of road safety barriers and the only producer of grain-oriented steel sheets in the Czech Republic. Besides the domestic market the company delivers its products to more than 40 countries around the world. ArcelorMittal Ostrava and its subsidiaries employ over 7 000 people. In 2016 average income was CZK 35 104. As a result of the completion of a range of above-standard greening technologies the company produces its products with the minimum possible environmental footprint. To contribute to making a more sustainable future possible, the company has set 10 sustainable development outcomes. The progress on each of the outcomes is reported on the Annual Review. The sole shareholder is ArcelorMittal S.A.