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  • Skoda Kodiaq
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    Skoda makes 250,000th Kodiaq

    2018-09-27T15:41:01Z

    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, ...

  • Pavel Richter
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    Skoda announces head of 'India 2.0'

    2018-09-21T11:29:44Z

    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
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    Skoda produces 1m SUVs

    2018-08-21T13:01:57Z

    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 board ...

  • Skoda Fabia
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    Skoda starts making updated Fabia

    2018-08-10T17:05:47Z

    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
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    Skoda updates three factories

    2018-07-27T11:19:04Z

    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 ...

  • Skoda competency centre Kvasiny copy
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    Skoda opens competence centre

    2018-05-11T17:09:16Z

    Czech Republic - The new competence centre is situated at the OEM's production site in Kvasiny, where it makes around 1,000 of the Superb and Kodiaq models per day. It cost €13.5m (US$16.13m) to build, and allows the company to carry out testing and quality assessment alongside logistics training and ...

  • Skoda Karoq Mlado B
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    Skoda takes Karoq to second line

    2018-01-17T09:27:32Z

    Mladá Boleslav makes 320 Karoqs each day Czech Republic – Skoda has introduced a second line for its new Karoq compact SUV, supplementing the original production operations at Kvasiny . Reacting to high demand for the model, the company has invested around €16.6m ($20.3m) in the new Karoq production ...

  • Gurpratap Boparai
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    Gurpratap Boparai to lead Skoda India

    2018-01-12T19:15:19Z

    India – As of 2 April 2018, Gurpratap Boparai will be the managing director of Skoda Auto India. Boparai, who was most recently CEO of Fiat India Automobile, will be reporting directly to Škoda CEO Bernhard Maier. The Volkswagen Group recently commissioned Škoda Auto to evaluate a global architecture for ...

  • Paintshop, Skoda Mlada Boleslav
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    Skoda starts building new paintshop

    2017-12-04T16:10:50Z

    Czech Republic – The facility at Mladá Boleslav is being developed at a cost of €214.5m ($253.8m) and will have capacity for 600 vehicle bodies per day, bringing the onsite total to 2,700 units including the existing paintshop. Operations are due to begin by mid-2019. In its announcement, Skoda said ...

  • 20m units, Skoda
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    Skoda hits 20m-unit milestone

    2017-09-27T14:29:13Z

    Czech Republic – The OEM’s 20-millionth vehicle, a Karoq, rolled off the assembly line at Kvasiny more than a century after car production began at the main plant, Mladá Boleslav. The new Karoq will be launched in late October. “Producing 20m cars is a tremendous milestone in our company’s ...

  • Mladá Boleslav
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    Skoda presses ahead

    2017-05-23T13:10:29Z

    Not content with installing the first PXL technology in the VW Group, Skoda has now opened a second servo-mechanical line which is capable of producing large aluminum components. AMS went to see it in action Mladá – or “Young” – Boleslav seems an ironic name for a city where ...

  • PXL II, Skoda Mladá Boleslav
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    Skoda's new press at Mladá Boleslav

    2017-05-08T10:03:34Z

    Czech Republic – The servo-mechanical line, installed in a new, 11,600 sq.m hall at a total cost of 86.4m ($94.8m), began full production in March after successfully completing a trial period in February. PXL II can make up to 23,000 parts per day for multiple models, and Skoda says this ...

  • Skoda Mladá Boleslav
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    Travel blog: Pressing business in Skodaville

    2017-05-05T16:01:17Z

    I got lost in Mladá Boleslav. Actually, there are worse places to wander than this northern Czech city; the crumbling old buildings are characterful, the Bohemian castle is picturesque and the mountain air is, well, a breath of fresh air to a visitor from London still trailing noxious fumes. But ...

  • Superb, Skoda Kvasiny
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    Skoda turns out one-millionth Superb

    2017-04-27T11:46:46Z

    Czech Republic – The milestone vehicle, made at Kvasiny, was a top-of-the-range saloon with a Laurent and Klement badge. It was also the 250,000 third-generation Superb produced since the market launch in March 2015. Michael Oeljeklaus, the OEM’s board member for Production and Logistics, described the milestone as “an impressive ...

  • Skoda Kvasiny
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    Skoda Kvasiny reaches 2m vehicles

    2017-01-03T12:17:49Z

    Czech Republic – The milestone car was a Kodiaq, the brand’s first large SUV. For the launch of this model, the factory recruited an extra 2,600 personnel by the end of 2016 and is still progressing with a modernisation and expansion programme. Skoda has invested 7 billion crowns ($269.4m) at ...

  • Skoda Yeti
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    Skoda grows Yeti capacity

    2016-09-14T10:00:56Z

    Russia – The OEM said it will use additional production capacities at the Nizhny Novgorod site that it shares with Volkswagen Group Russia and the Gaz Group. Since the 2009 launch, Skoda has already delivered more than 580,000 Yetis worldwide, including 99,500 last year, and demand is currently high in ...

  • Skoda Octavia
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    Skoda’s 20 years of Octavia production

    2016-09-05T20:07:18Z

    Czech Republic – The model first rolled off the line at a newly opened facility in the Mladá Boleslav plant in September 1996. The last vehicle from the first generation was made in November 2010, after 970,000 saloons and more than 470,000 estates had been delivered. More than 5m Octavias ...

  • Skoda
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    Skoda modernises plants in downtime

    2016-07-13T11:14:53Z

    Czech Republic – The OEM is using a three-week break this month to service and optimise its production facilities at Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí. Major projects include the installation of a new press line at Mladá Boleslav; preparations for the start of production of the Skoda Kodiaq at Kvasiny; ...

  • Skoda Kvasiny
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    Skoda Kvasiny makes 100,000th Superb

    2016-05-11T14:19:35Z

    Czech Republic – The milestone, third-generation vehicle rolled off the assembly line slightly over one year after production began. Since 2001, more than 850,000 Superb models have been manufactured in total. The first generation Superb, based on a classic notchback saloon, was made from 2001 to 2008. The second generation ...

  • Skoda
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    Skoda and VW hail 25-year anniversary

    2016-04-12T10:33:53Z

    Czech Republic – The start of the partnership in April 1991 set Skoda on course for its transformation from a regional maker to an internationally recognised brand. Currently, the OEM is expanding its manufacturing operations in the Republic. “What began as a one-series producer with annual sales of 170,000 ...