One of the Mladá Boleslav employees responsible for the shipment of new vehicles is Sidetrack Foreman Milan Hrdý.
How long have you been doing this job?
I have been working at ŠKODA for 25 years. I joined the company as a driver, but two years later I became a technician and now I am a foreman responsible for loading cars on railway carriages. To ensure that each driver knows what to load and where, we draft loading instructions for them.
What do you believe is the most difficult part of your work?
The most difficult thing is to put together the right carriages and countries of destination. We use a variety of carriages, but some of them cannot be used in all countries.
What, on the other hand, do you like most?
My work is different every day. No two consecutive days are the same.
What has changed in your work over those 25 years?
I started with a pen and paper, but these days everything is done on PC. And the diversity of cars that we ship to markets worldwide has grown incredibly. We started with the FAVORIT, and it was either LX or GLX and just a few colours. These days each car is unique in terms of type, colour, trim level, accessory configuration, etc.