The EXPO Ferroviaria 2014 fair

10th March 2014

On 1 – 3 April 2014 UniControls will participate in the 6th annual EXPO Ferroviaria fair, as a part of the collective exhibition Czech Trade. The fair will take place in Turin and it is Italy’s only regular exhibition of railway equipment, products and services.

We kindly invite you to visit our stand 1030, hall 2.

UniControls Displays in Dragon Locomotives

In 2013, UniControls supplied altogether 34 displays in the DISPL-1/L variant to the Poland-based company INTECO S.A., a member of the Newag Group. The displays are intended for the assembly of a two-display driver’s cab system in the electric locomotive of the E6ACT type known as DRAGON and they are operated as the Central Command Display (CCD) and Train Diagnostic Display (TDD). On the customer’s request they are equipped with analogue video inputs to display analogue video signals. The application, including a graphic interface, has been created independently by the customer with the use of the IDE UniCAP tool, with technical support by UniControls.

The Metro China 2013 fair

14th November 2013

On 19 - 22 November 2013 UniControls will participate in the fair Metro China 2013. The fair is held in Beijing and it is the most important and also the largest international railway transport fair in China.

We would like to invite you to come and see our stall A556 located on the 2nd floor of Hall 1.

Project Management Festival 2013

5th November 2013

As a part of the Project Manager of the Year 2013 contest, the Project Management Festival 2013 will be held on 21 – 22 November 2013. One of the almost 30 presenters featured at the festival is Jindřich Patočka, the Realisation Director and a member of the Board of Directors of UniControls, who will be presenting “Practical Principles of Project Management in a Specific Environment”.

Amateur Theatre Festival “Krakonoš Theatre Autumn“

31st October 2013

The already 44th national festival of amateur theatre “Krakonoš Theatre Autumn“ was held on 11 - 19 October. The festival was organized by the civil association Větrov in Vysoké nad Jizerou, under the auspices of Vice Chairman of the Czech Republic´s Senate, Dr. Přemysl Sobotka, and President of the Liberec region. The winning production was nominated to the festival of amateur theatre „Jiráskův Hronov 2014“. UniControls has been a partner of the festival for many years and based on recommendations of the jury we also hand over the festival´s main prize every year.


25th October 2013

On 5 – 7 November 2013 UniControls will participate in the 16th annual NEGÓCIOS NOS TRILHOS fair, as a part of the collective exhibition Czech Trade. NEGÓCIOS NOS TRILHOS is the leading railway fair in Latin America, with long-term tradition, focused on trends, innovations, technologies and significant milestones.

The Power Kazakhstan 2013 fair

15th October 2013

UniControls in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Czech and Moravian Electrical and Electronic Association will participate in the fair Power Kazakhstan 2013 which will be held on 29 – 31 October 2013 in Alma-Ata. It is the most significant specialized event in the central Asia in the field of power industry.

We are looking forward to meeting you at our stand.

The State Fund for Transport Infrastructure Award for Unicontrols employee, Martin Škodáček

20th September 2013

The European Transport Congress has returned to the Czech Republic after seven years. The eleventh annual Congress held on 19 – 20 September has been organised by the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of the Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT) in cooperation with the European Platform of Transport Sciences (EPTS). The Congress also formed a part of the celebrations of “20 years from the establishment of the Faculty of Transportation Sciences”, and Unicontrols was a partner of the event. In the course of the gala evening our employee, Martin Škodáček, was presented with the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure (SFDI) Award for the best original paper “Means of Analysing Emergency States in Complex Transportation Networks” submitted for the Collection of papers celebrating the 20 years of the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of ČVUT. The award was presented by Karel Havlíček (Head of the SFDI Costs Management Department) and Miroslav Svítek (Dean of the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of ČVUT).

The Trako 2013 fair

19th September 2013

On 24 – 27 September 2013 Unicontrols will participate the 10th International Railway Fair Trako 2013. The fair is held in the Polish city of Gdańsk every two years and it is one of the largest events in the field of railway transport in Central and Eastern Europe.

Train sets of a new generation with systems supplied by UniControls will soon start running on a St. Petersburg Metro line

2nd August 2013

In 2007 to 2013, Škoda Transportation a.s. and Вагонмаш ЗАО implemented development and production of the prototype train set known as “Něva” which is intended for the St. Petersburg Metro system. UniControls was involved not only as the supplier of components of the train control&monitoring and vehicle camera systems, but it supplies program equipment as well. The train set uses current modern technologies and is a highly appreciated replacement for the existing vehicles.

Unicontrols has been awarded the ČEKIA Stability Award 2012

15th July 2013

As a part of the CZECH TOP 100 event which includes the ČEKIA Stability Award project, there was a press release listing the 100 most stable companies in the Czech Republic for 2012 According to the Stability Rating. Unicontrols has also made the list (ČEKIA Stability Award does not rank the companies, it lists them alphabetically), with AAA-excellent rating. The ČEKIA Stability Award evaluation provides independent assessment of both the financial and non-financial standing of a company. It expresses its current status and financial situation, as well as the predictions of future risks.


Czech Raildays trade fair 2013

24th June 2013

The 14th annual Czech Raildays trade fair took place again in Ostrava, on 18 – 20 June. Unicontrols participated in the fair for the twelfth time. In our stall A1-13 where visitors could see, among other things, the reconstructed console for electrical locomotive of the 242 series.


Integration of the camera system in the locomotives of 362 series

29th April 2013

Within debugging of the 4th series of the locomotive of 362 series on the previous days the camera system was successfully integrated in the TDD diagnostic displays at the engine driver's stands. Until that time, the existing UniControls camera systems were not integrable in the DISPL-1 display, and thus needed a separate display unit. 

UniControls the main organiser of the conference in Poland

15th April 2013

From 10 to 12 April 2013 Unicontrols organised a conference "Nowoczesne technologie sterowania, informacji i komunikacji w pojazdach szynowych" (Modern control, information and communication technologies in rail vehicles) in Ustron, Poland. A number of specialists in railways technology from Poland and the Czech Republic read their papers there. We appreciated the big interest in participation in this event, and are proud to state that the event took place on a very high level in very pleasant atmosphere.



Successful IRIS and ISO re-audit

4th April 2013

The IRIS and ISO re-audit took place at UniControls in the middle of March. Not only did the company pass the audit successfully, but it even achieved a rating improved by as many as 22 points. The increase in the score was enabled by implementation of several systemic measures recommended to us by the certification authority (LRQA) within the framework of the audit held last year. In its final consequence, this approach results in an increase in effectiveness of processes and reduction of costs of the company. The company management would like to thank all the employees involved, both for their participation at the actual re-audit and for the previous preparatory work concerning this audit.

The Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of UniControls as a member of business delegation in the USA

6th March 2013

Last week, Minister of Industry and Trade Martin Kuba visited Chicago, Charlotte and Washington as a part of his business tour. He was accompanied by a group of Czech entrepreneurs who intend to expand their export to the USA. Naturally, one of the members was also Ing. Jaroslav Látal – Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of UniControls. As a part of the seminars, the business delegation, led by the President of the Confederation of Industry and Transport Jaroslav Hanák, met the representatives of World Business Chicago and Chicago Land Chamber of Commerce. During these interactive Workshops the Czech and American entrepreneurs exchanged information and discussed their interest in possible future cooperation.

"This journey might in fact open the door for our further export," said Jaroslav Latal shortly after meeting the representatives of local company in the Baker and McKenzie center.

UniControls in an article for magazine "Železničář"

25th February 2013

The Czech Railways Group published an article entitled “Smart Electronics on the Train as a Part of Customer Care” in its corporate magazine “Železničář” (3/2013). UniControls has been supplying control systems to Czech Railways since the end of the 1990s. As far as implementation of information systems for passengers is concerned, it is UniControls whose products are most frequently represented in the Czech Railways rolling stock, in comparison with all other suppliers. Also for this reason the equipment and systems of UniControls are presented in the article.

Modernisation of the electric locomotive of the 363 / 362 ČD series

15th January 2013

On the basis of the success achieved by UniControls in the RFP-based selection process the company implemented an important project for Pars nova in 2012, consisting in the delivery of the train control and monitoring system (TCMS) for modernisation of the electric locomotive of the 363 or 362 ČD series.


8th December 2012

UniControls took part in the 15th year of DHL UNICREDIT EXPORT AWARDS (www.exportnicena.cz). The competition was founded by DHL Express Czech Republic s.r.o. to grant prestigious awards to small and medium businesses in the Czech Republic in order to point to the importance of those companies for the Czech economy. Since its first year the event has been held under the auspices of the governmental agency CzechTrade. The professional guarantor of the competition is Coface Czech that evaluates and also authorizes economic results of the finalists and, among other things, also monitors export activities of Czech companies. The criterion used for evaluation of the participating exporters is an index calculated as a product of the year-on-year export growth and the share of exports on the company´s turnover.

A certificate obtained by UniControls for its placement among the best ten companies in the category of Medium Businesses is enclosed hereto.

Meeting our business partners in the theatre

26th October 2012

UniControls invited in the name of its CEO and the Chairman of the Board of Directors Mr. Jaroslav Latal, MBA, its business partners to see the theatrical performance Luv by Murray Schisgal. We welcomed our guests in Divadlo Bez zábradlí on 25th October. We were delighted by big interest in this event, and have the pleasure to state that the all event took place in pleasant and open atmosphere. We look forward to next similar meetings.

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