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ČKD - Railroad Equipment
Company Name ČKD
Category Railroad Equipment
Year Founded 1927
Final Year of Operation 2001
Termination Acquired
Country Czechoslovakia (Details)
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Company History: ČKD (Českomoravská Kolben-Daněk) ) was one of the largest engineering companies in the former Czechoslovakia and today's Czech Republic.
It produced motorcycles, military vehicles, locomotives and tramways.
After WWII, ČKD was nationalized and became one of the world's leading producers of trams. These were produced by its subsidiary company, ČKD Tatra, that also manufactured metro cars and diesel locomotives.
In 1994 the company was privatized by the Czech government and transformed into a holding company that filed for bankruptcy in 1998. The transport company, ČKD Dopravní systémy (CKD Transportation Systems, known until 1997 as ČKD Tatra or simply Tatra) was sold to Siemens Mobility's Czech subsidiary, Společnost kolejových vozidel (SKV).

Brief History:
Czechoslovakia was a central European country bordered by Germany to the North and West, Poland to the North-East, Austria and Hungary to the South and Ukraine to the East.
It existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993.


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Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-12-17 11:53:32. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-12-19 16:08:37

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