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  • 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

  • paint-shop-skoda-ostrich-line-dust

    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. 

  • Skoda Fabia

    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 Skoda ...

  • Skoda Kodiaq

    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, Skoda's ...

  • Pavel Richter

    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 board ...

  • Skoda Fabia

    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 began ...

  • 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 ...

  • Skoda competency centre Kvasiny copy

    Skoda opens competence centre


    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

    Skoda takes Karoq to second line


    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

    Gurpratap Boparai to lead Skoda India


    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

    Skoda starts building new paintshop


    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 the ...

  • 20m units, Skoda

    Skoda hits 20m-unit milestone


    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

    Skoda presses ahead


    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 actionMladá – or “Young” – Boleslav seems an ironic name for a city where even the ...

  • PXL II, Skoda Mladá Boleslav

    Skoda's new press at Mladá Boleslav


    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

    Travel blog: Pressing business in Skodaville


    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

    Skoda turns out one-millionth Superb


    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 demonstration ...

  • Skoda Kvasiny

    Skoda Kvasiny reaches 2m vehicles


    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 Kvasiny ...

  • Skoda Yeti

    Skoda grows Yeti capacity


    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 ...