(ČIA) Škoda Transportation has commenced the construction of the production and testing units in Plzeň. The company will invest over CZK 800m in its main area by 2021. The production plant will likely be extended for instance by the production of chasses. According to Vice-president Pavel Novák, the company will also build a robotic workstation for welding. The capacities will be extended by computer-controlled machine tools for roughly CZK 80m. The company will also build a transportation system for CZK 320m. It will interconnect testing rails with the production facility and the railroad. The company plans to hire over 1,000 people.