Our history

The beginnings of AŽD are closely related to the post-war modernization and reconstruction of railroad transportation in the Czechoslovakia. Today’s company owes its traditions to three founding companies

  • ČSD – Construction and installation of telecommunication and signalling systems
  • ČSD – Production of telecommunication and signalling systems
  • ČSD – Central supply warehouse

These three companies were founded in 1954. This is why this year is said to be the date of our company foundation. In 1958 the founding companies were merged together and named “Production of telecommunication and signalling systems”.

The name Automation of railroad transportation (AŽD) was firstly used in 1961. As an independent company the AŽD Praha was founded ten years later and the Slovakian part AŽD Bratislava was connected to it.

In 1993 the private company AŽD Praha was created. The company manages only Czech capital and at present it is the biggest Czech company operating in the field of signaling technology on the Czech market.


Today AŽD has about 2.000 employees spread throughout the Czech Republic. The company Head office is situated in capital of Prague as well as its Technika Plant, Division of Signalling and Telecommunication Technology Service and Division of Teleinformatics. Division of Road Technology Automation is located in Brno. AŽD operates Installation and Production Plants in Brno and Olomouc and central Logistic plan in Olomouc. AŽD has been continuously and successfully increasing its foreign activities and established several daughter companies in Serbia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Poland, Croatia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovakia.