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TŽV Gredelj
TŽV Gredelj
(Tvornica željezničkih vozila Gredelj d.o.o.) is a state-owned Croatian rolling stock company founded in 1894 as the railway workshops of the Hungarian State Railways.


1 History 2 Products 3 Locations 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] The company's history dates to 1894 and the establishment of a railway workshop for heavy repair of steam locomotives.[3] The original factory was constructed in 16 months on the edge of the city of Zagreb (now within the centre of the expanded city), south of the 1890 Zagreb Glavni railway station, for the Kraljevskih južnih željeznica (Royal Southern Railway) between Budapest
and the Adriatic.[4] Housing for plant workers coming from Hungary and Germany was constructed nearby. The factory was expanded and rebuilt in 1911.[4] Manufacture of railway vehicles began in 1954, with the production of postal wagons. The company later manufactured electric locomotives, wagons, and passenger vehicles.[3] A new plant was established in Vukomerec, Zagreb
in 1968 for locomotive production.[5] A preservation order for part of the original factory was issued in 2006.[4] Construction of new facilities, and modernisation of existing works in Vukomercu began in 2008.[5] In 2010 the company moved all its production to a new 40,000 m2 (430,000 sq ft) factory in the Vukomerec industrial area of Zagreb, constructed and equipped at a cost of 650 million kuna.[6] The city of Zagreb
acquired the land of the former factory for €88.2 million.[7] In late 2012 the company declared bankruptcy,[8] due to reduced overseas order due to the late-2000s global recession, and due to a large reduction in orders from Croatian Railways
Croatian Railways
(HZ).[9] At banckrupcy proceedings in Dec 2012, five enterprises were reported as being interested in the plant: Electro Motive Diesel, and National Railway Equipment Company were reported to be interested in parts of the plant relating to locomotive manufacture; investment company Qatari Blooming Heights LLC was reported to be examining the plant for potential middle-eastern investors; the China National Corporation For Overseas Economic Cooperation was also said to be interested in acquiring the plant; HŽ Putnički prijevoz (HŽ Passenger Transport) was reported to be interested in renting part of the plant or equipment fto maintain its rolling stock.[10] From 2012 the company continued to manufacture rail vehicles, honouring existing agreements whilst under bankruptcy conditions.[11][12][13] In the year following banckrupcy the company achieved a profit of 9.8 million (Kuna) on 300 million revenue whilst having debt claims of over 700 million.[14] Products[edit] As of 2012 the company produces railway vehicles including coaches, wagons, diesel and electric locomotives, trams, and tram-rail grinding vehicles, as well as components including bogies and lifting equipment. The plant also performs rail equipment maintenance.[15] Locations[edit]

45°48′20″N 16°03′16″E / 45.80549°N 16.05435°E / 45.80549; 16.05435, Vukomerec, Zagreb
plant 45°48′08″N 15°59′09″E / 45.80232°N 15.98583°E / 45.80232; 15.98583, former central Zagreb

See also[edit]

Đuro Đaković (company), Croatian engineering company, diesel locomotive manufacturer CROTRAM, tram manufacturing joint venture with Končar Elektroindustrija d.d.


^ Branka Suvajac (18 November 2011), "HŽ se želi riješiti Gredelja", limun.hr (in Croatian)  ^ "HŽ PUTNIČKI PRIJEVOZ d.o.o. za prijevoz putnika (HŽ Passenger Transport Limited Liability Company) :BASIC INFORMATION", www.hznet.hr, retrieved 12 May 2012  ^ a b (Official website), tvornica željezničkih vozila "Gredelj" d.o.o., Tradicija i iskustvo, October 2007 ^ a b c Sources:

Biserka Dumbović Bilušić, "Valorizacija i mogućnosti urbane transformacije povijesnog industrijskog krajolika željeznice u Zagrebu (Urban Redevelopment of the Railway's Industrial Landscape in Zagreb)", 3rd international conference on Industrial Heritage in Rijeka (in Croatian and English), PRO TORPEDO Association for Protection and Promotion of Rijeka's Industrial Heritage  "Industrijske ljepotice čekaju novo ruho", www.poslovni.hr (in Croatian), 31 March 2006 

^ a b "Gredelj započinje gradnju novih pogona u Vukomercu", www.index.hr (in Croatian), 29 January 2008  ^ "U Vukomercu novi pogoni Gredelja", www.tportal.hr (in Croatian), 30 June 2010  ^ Sources:

"Nekretnine Gredelja vrijedne 88 milijuna eura Gradu Zagrebu kupuje Zagrebački holding", www.business.hr (in Croatian), 27 October 2007  Nevenka Cuglin (20 April 2011), "Čović o ulaganju od 88 mil. €: Gredelj izgleda kao da je bombardiran", www.business.hr (in Croatian) 

^ "Gredelj ide u stečaj – upitan opstanak 1450 radnih mjesta", www.vecernji.hr (in Croatian), 18 Sep 2012  ^ "U Gredelju uskoro neće imati ni za plaće 1450 radnika", www.vecernji.hr (in Croatian), 19 Oct 2011  ^ "Za Gredelj zainteresirano pet kompanija", www.poslovni.hr (in Croatian), 13 Dec 2012  ^ "Apsurd: Gredelj u stečaju, a proizvodi se novi vlak", www.poslovni.hr (in Croatian), 10 Sep 2012  ^ "Nastavak love u Gredelju", www.poslovni.hr (in Croatian), 15 Oct 2012  ^ "Gredelj i NREC započeli isporuku lokomotiva za Maroko", www.poslovni.hr (in Croatian), 5 Feb 2013  ^ "Gredelj započeo izradu okvirnog stečajnog plana", www.poslovni.hr (in Croatian), 19 Jan 2014  ^ "PRODUCTION PROGRAM", tzv-gredelj.biz.hr, archived from the original on 2012-02-27, retrieved May 2012  Check date values in: access-date= (help)

External links[edit]

"TZV Gredelj", www.tzv-gredelj.hr (in English and Croatian) , official website

"TŽV Gredelj", tzv-gredelj.biz.hr, archived from the original on 8 January 2008 , archive of official website (2008-2012) "tvornica željezničkih vozila "Gredelj" d.o.o.", www.tzv-gredelj.hr, archived from the original on 28 December 2007 , archive of officia