Pražská strojírna a. s. is a company with a long tradition of engineering production since the beginning of the 19th century, when the Thomas brothers built a factory for steam and work machines in the building of a former spinning mill in Švábky in Libeň.
In 1850, another entrepreneur, Joseph John Ruston, an experienced manufacturer of ships and steam engines, acquired the machine works. Under Ruston’s leadership, production continued to expand and his river boats and steam shovels were gradually exported to Russia, Turkey, Romania and Germany.
It has been an integral part of public transport in Prague since 1912, when the Management Board of the Electrical Enterprises proposed to the City Council to purchase the ‘Pražská akciová společnost’ factory. Tram (and later bus) repair capacities were gradually added. The production of parts for the construction and repair of the track superstructure for trams began here.
The main activity is the development and production of rail construction and setting devices for tram transport. Pražská strojírna a.s. provides complete service of setting devices which is complemented by additional complements, such as tram switches with flexible switch blades in various modifications according to customer requirements, heating of switches, track drainage and other engineering production. Its own development team is thus ready to solve even the most complex problems in the field of urban and suburban rail transport and, with a fleet of mobile welding workshops, is able to solve various repairs and replacements directly in the field.
Pražská strojírna a.s. supplies these products for the needs of its parent company to Prague Public Transit Company, which is its main customer, but also to other transport companies in the Czech Republic. However, the export market, which has expanded considerably in recent years, is also important. The products of Pražská strojírna a.s. can be found in Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, Australia, Russia, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Slovakia, Hungary, Estonia, Denmark and other countries.
Our company introduced and certified the ISO 9001 quality management system in 1997. Subsequently, we obtained a certificate for the welding process ČSN EN ISO 3834-2:2006 as well as a certificate of the environmental protection system ISO 14001 in 2008. Pražská strojírna a.s. takes care of the environmental aspect of production and the favourable relationship with the environment. In addition, we applied the OSH system management in accordance with the ISO 45001:2018 certificate to corporate processes.
Our company was included in the Avetta system in 2021, which is a system for assessing the compliance of suppliers with the requirements for safety and occupational risks and this system is used primarily for suppliers for the Australian market.
CERTIFIKÁTY KE STAŽENÍ
Pražská strojírna a.s. certifikát ISO 9001 CZ – issue 7
Pražská strojírna a.s. certifikát ISO 9001 ENG – issue 7
Pražská strojírna a.s. certifikát ISO 9001 GER – issue 7
Pražská strojírna a.s. certifikát ISO 14001 CZ
Pražská strojírna a.s. certifikát ISO 14001 ENG
Pražská strojírna a.s. certifikát ISO 14001 GER
Pražská strojírna a.s. certifikát ISO 45001 CZ
Pražská strojírna a.s. certifikát ISO 45001 ENG
Pražská strojírna a.s. certifikát ISO 45001 GER
Pražská strojírna a.s. ČSN EN ISO 3834-2
The relocation phase was completed at the beginning of 2007 and the whole company moved to the newly reconstructed site of the former sugar factory in Prague 9 – Vinoř. Here, the company underwent a successful reorganisation and restructuring and strengthened its market position.
The sugar factory building was replaced by an outdoor assembly area in 2010, which is important for the completion of large-area orders. Pražská strojírna a.s. merged with PS renovation s.r.o. (formerly GTR DP Praha s.r.o.) in 2014. The merger significantly expanded the portfolio of Pražská strojírna a.s. with welding of tramway tracks and grinding of short pitch corrugation.
After restructuring in 2017, Pražská strojírna a.s. achieved an economic result of CZK 10 million under the new management. Thanks to massive investments in machinery, Pražská strojírna has managed to increase labour productivity and achieve great economic results. It gradually modernizes its machine park, for example, it purchased two AXA machining centres, thanks to which the production process in the machining part is accelerated by up to 50% for each of them, a new automatic band saw or a welding semi-automatic machine. It also invests in the working environment, renovates the facilities for employees and installs new lighting both in the production halls and in the outdoor assembly area. It closed the year 2020 with an economic result of CZK 56 million.