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About us

History of ČKD

  • dates back into the distant past
  • it was founded by entrepreneur and scientist Emil Kolben
  • together with Nikola Tesla and Thomas Alva Edison he was one of the pioneers of the global development of electrical engineering
  • at 34 he established a small company named Kolben a spol. in the Vysočany quarter of Prague
  • Českomoravská–Kolben–Daněk – ČKD was established in 1927 by merging with První českomoravská továrna to stroje Breitfeld-Daněk in Prague
  • ČKD always has been and still remains a successful brand on the Czech and global markets