Brief History of Rába Company

In December 28, 1896 nine shareholders founded the Hungarian Railway Carriage and Machine Works Plc. in Györ with 1 million crown capital at the general assembly with Emil Léderer.

The first product of the Railway Carriage Factory were 30pc, 15 ton, two axle tank cars for the Galicia-Carpathian Petroleum Plc. During next century the company was reorganized, changed its products and management.

Since its privatization in 1997, Rába has become highly export-oriented, with deliveries to foreign markets making up 60% of its annual sales (40 countries) and is one of the biggest independent axle manufacturers in the world. Today the company manufactures complete and incomplete axles and their components. The product range of company contains: Bus Axles, Truck Axles, Off-Highway Axles, Parts and Assemblies.

The customer list of company includes some of the world's largest automotive manufacturers, such as MAN, Suzuki, ISUZU, BPW, Daimler Chrysler, Caterpillar, Dana Corp., Arvin Meritor and John Deere & Co.

Rába spol. s.r.o., was established on 3 July, 1996, by the original owner of the sales representation in Prague, RÁBA Holding a.s., as a reaction to structural and organizational changes in foreign trade.

As a result of the rationalization of the activities and changes in the original owner's company, the Czech company VIKO s.r.o., bought RÁBA spol. s r.o., Praha., on 21 February 2002. The VIKO company is the 100% owner of its subsidiary company RÁBA, s.r.o. RÁBA, s.r.o., is an exclusive representative of Hungarian producer RÁBA Axle Ltd. in Györ, and it does purchasing business with the intention to sell Rába original products within designated territories (Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland).