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    AMS Paintshop 2022 – Paint it Green


    In this edition we get insights into how OEMs are adapting and developing their paintshop operations and processes to meet the need for more efficient and sustainable production, as well as insight into scaling up battery production

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    AMS Quality Control 2021 – Balancing quantity and quality


    In this edition we get insights into how OEMs and tier suppliers are adapting their respective quality control processes to meet the challenges presented by electric powertrains and vehicles. 

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    First Škoda Kushaq rolls of the production line at the Pune plant


    The Kushaq is the first series-produced model to be manufactured locally in India as part of the INDIA 2.0 project. The SUV is based on the MQB-A0-IN version of the Modular Transverse Toolkit developed specifically for the Indian market.

  • VW ID.3 production dresden battery pack

    EV battery supply chains on the move


    As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.

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    Škoda accelerates expansion of its production automation


    The OEM has developed a smart handling system at its Vrchlabí plant for the pick-and-place robots handling forged transmission shafts

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    How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply


    OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor manufacturing to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet

  • ŠKODA AUTO currently produces the ŠKODA KODIAQ and ŠKODA KAROQ SUVs as well as the SUPERB and the SUPERB iV plug-in hybrid at its Kvasiny plant

    Skoda gains additional capacity within VW’s production network


    Production of the next-generation Superb will be relocated from Kvasiny to Bratislava in Slovakia in 2023, to free up capacity in the Czech plant required for the brand’s plans for growth

  • This plasma coating process will now be used to produce the EVO three-cylinder engines from the EA211 series, reducing internal friction

    Skoda adds plasma coating line at Mladá Boleslav


    The process provides a low-friction, plasma coating for the cylinders on Skoda’s new EA211-series 1.0 TSI petrol engines

  • Changes to the production line include modifying the technologies for transporting parts to cater for the weight of all-electric vehicles

    Skoda completes Enyaq iV production line at Mladá Boleslav


    The updated production line can now build vehicles using both MEB and MQB platforms

  • Skoda production record 2019

    Production records set at Skoda’s domestic plants


    As it marks the 125th anniversary of the company, Skoda is chalking up record-breaking output

  • Skoda Superb IV production - Kvasiny

    The wider scope of Skoda


    With new products and an expanding production network, Skoda is managing to achieve greater influence and standing despite the challenges of a changing market

  • Skoda Superb iV at Kvasiny

    Skoda starts Superb iV production at Kvasiny


    Skoda has started making its first electrified vehicle at the Kvasiny plant

  • Skoda PHEV battery at Czech Republic - Batteries for hybrid vehicles in the Volkswagen Group are being made at Mladá Boleslav

    Skoda starts battery production for VW Group


    Czech Republic - Batteries for hybrid vehicles in the Volkswagen Group are being made at Skoda’s Mladá Boleslav factory

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    Skoda Mladá Boleslav paintshop


    Construction of the new Skoda paintshop at its Mladá Boleslav plant began in August 2018. It has the capacity to produce 168,000 lacquered bodies per year. 

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    Skoda hits 1m milestone in 2018


    Czech Republic - The company recently produced its millionth vehicle in 2018 alone, two weeks earlier than it hit the same milestone in 2017. It also marks the fifth consecutive year that Skoda has made over a million vehicles. "The current financial year shows that a modern model range allows ...

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    Skoda makes 250,000th Kodiaq


    Czech Republic - The OEM has hit the milestone after delivering over 100,000 units of the Kodiaq SUV to customers between January and August 2018. "Given that we only presented the Skoda Kodiaq two years ago, reaching a figure of 250,000 vehicles produced is an enormous achievement," stated Michael Oeljeklaus, ...

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    Skoda announces head of 'India 2.0'


    India - Pavel Richter has been named production technical director of the Skoda-led 'India 2.0' project - an initiative launched by the Volkswagen Group back in July 2018 with the primary goal of developing and producing models specifically for the Indian market. Richter will be responsible for production of all ...

  • Škoda Karoq SUV production

    Skoda produces 1m SUVs


    Czech Republic - The OEM has announced that it has made 1m SUVs, suggesting that the milestone reflects its continued success in the segment which began with the launch of the Skoda Yeti back in 2009. "It is a great achievement to have produced 1,000,000 SUVs," said Michael Oeljeklaus, Skoda ...

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    Skoda starts making updated Fabia


    Czech Republic - The OEM is now making the updated third-generation Fabia at its plant in Mladá Boleslav, which is situated in the Central Bohemian Region of the country. Michael Oeljeklaus, Skoda's board member for production and logistics, hopes that the model's success will continue. "Production of the ŠKODA FABIA ...

  • Skoda Karoq Kvasiny

    Skoda updates three factories


    Czech Republic - The OEM has used the summer shutdown period to carry out several updates and maintenance works at three of its plants. It has also taken steps to improve infrastructure in order to relieve congestion around one of the sites. Specifically, the company fitted a new painting line ...