Škoda Group Opens a New Branch in Florence, Italy

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Škoda Group Opens a New Branch in Italy

Škoda Group festively opened the office of its new subsidiary in Florence, Italy. With this move, the largest Czech public transport manufacturer strengthens its position in the international market. OleseaLachi, who has long been responsible for the sales of rolling stock in the group, became the managing director of the subsidiary. To celebrate the festive opening of the subsidiary office, the group organized an event called the “Tramway Revolution”, attended by representatives of Italian institutions and industry experts.

Friday's roundtable brought together insights, studies, experiences and specific programs on the future of mobility across needs, urban boundaries, combined strategies and projects for the future. There were discussions on how to sustainably improve the vitality of historic cities such as Tuscany, which characterizes Italy in a unique way. Florence's Mayor, Dario Nardella, said: "The Florence experience is evident: the tram is essential to the daily life of cities, to change and develop them." said .

“The characteristics, preferences and habits of Italian operators are like Czech cities. Many cities in both countries are UNESCO heritage sites and offer striking historic centers characterized by narrow streets, small, curved-radius arches, placing greater demands on vehicle manufacturers. Medium-sized cities have a long tradition of trolleybus transport, but often have to pass several sections without catenary. The countries are also linked by the Green Deal and their focus on sustainable mobility solutions. All this together makes the Škoda Group especially the Italian market,” says the Italian subsidiary of the Škoda Group. OleseaLachi, Managing Director of the organization.

Mobility District Council Member Stefano Baccelli discussed the systemic vision of urban mobility and its evolution through trams, together with Florence Mayor Dario Nardella and Florence's “City Manager” Giacomo Parenti, Didier Pfleger (Škoda Group CEO), OleseaLachi and industry expert Giovanni Mantovani for hypotheses. The controversy is medieval/like Florence.rönesans highlighted the weaknesses of areas with an urban layout and then laid out some development plans that show what the city of the future might look like using cutting-edge technologies such as that of the Škoda Group.

Thus, mobility and road system solutions are proposed that guarantee the best sustainability, livability and safety for citizens. The tram route looks like a throwback to the past, but instead it is a modern and efficient infrastructure and a symbolic example of virtual mobility. According to the Škoda Group, in the city of the future, the tram is self-driving and works completely safely thanks to the latest technology. In the near future, battery-powered vehicles that are not only environmentally friendly and sustainable, but also able to move faster in historical centers with narrow streets will become more common in cities. After all, the Tuscan capital has to reckon with the beauty/sustainability duo, as it is a UNESCO heritage site and has recently been shortlisted for nine Italian capitals aiming to be 'zero emissions'.

Focus on comprehensive transport solutions

In Italy, ŠkodaGroup will focus its attention on train transport and rolling stock for urban transport. It will offer its partners a comprehensive solution, from the manufacture of individual components to the delivery and subsequent maintenance of complete vehicles. By making a similar decision in the past, the Škoda Group has successfully entered the German or Finnish market, allowing it to be more easily accessible to its customers and fundamentally developing its business in these areas.

Škoda Group has worked on many orders for Italian customers in the past. Trolleybuses can be seen in Bologna or Cagliari, where the Group supplies trams. Passengers can take electric units to ride around Domodossola. Thus, Italy is one of the fifty countries to which Škoda delivers its products.

Günceleme: 31/10/2022 16:47

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