Legios Loco ceremonially opened a new production line in Nymburk 4/6/2018
On the first April Thursday of this year, Legios Loco held a ceremonial opening of a new production line in its Nymburk plant. Almost sixty guests, including our key business partners, representatives of banks and the Municipal Authority in Nymburk, met right in the production hall.
At the beginning, CEO Petr Vlček introduced our company and thanked all the partners who carried out the project with us. Then, Břetislav Gallas, Miroslav Lenkvik and Rostislav Hanuš, who were in charge of the project, presented the first phase which was successfully completed in March 2018 (in just 6 months) and aimed at the reconstruction of the production halls and the installation of new technologies to put the production line for container wagons into operation. They then mentioned the planned second phase the completion of which is expected in September 2018.
After the presentation of the investment project, the ceremonial cutting of the tape by Deputy Mayor of Nymburk, Jan Richter, Artesa Deputy Sales Manager, Olga Jancurová, and CEO Petr Vlček, followed. Then the guests had an opportunity to have a look at the premises where the production lines are and get first-hand experience how the wagons are manufactured.
The investment costs of the first phase of the project reached CZK 85 million. The first container wagons started to leave the production line in April. The line has a capacity of 450 container wagons per year and will provide a job opportunity for 125 new employees.
“We expect this investment to increase the number of manufactured rail freight wagons designed to transport containers. The new technologies we have installed in the refurbished production halls will also allow us to increase productivity and product quality. Another key factor is the interest of our customers - this year's production capacity of the Nymburk line has been sold out and we have signed contracts for 2019 as well,” said Petr Vlček.
From the right side: Jan Richter (Nymburk vice-mayor), Olga Jancurová (Artesa Deputy Sales Director) and Petr Vlček (Legios Loco CEO).