All Skoda articles – Page 4

  • Superb 2015, Skoda Kvasiny

    Skoda plants restart after shutdown


    Czech Republic – Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí are again running at full capacity after a two- to three-week break for optimisation and expansion. Amid a range of adaptations, the main focus was the planned production conversion at Kvasiny.In order to accommodate a production increase at Kvasiny to 280,000 units ...

  • Sko-Energo

    Skoda halves production energy per car


    Czech Republic – Over the 20 years the OEM has been working with its energy provider, Sko-Energo, production has seen a drop of more than 50% in energy use and a “significant” reduction in water consumption (including 15% in 2014).“Using energy efficiently gives companies a real competitive edge,” said Michael ...

  • Skoda  Superb

    Skoda makes 750,000th Superb


    Czech Republic – The milestone vehicle rolled off the production line at Kvasiny, just a few months before the market launch of the third generation of the model. The Skoda Superb has been the brand’s flagship car since 2001.Winfried Vahland, Skoda’s CEO, claimed the Superb has been “synonymous with the ...

  • Skoda Kvsiny

    Skoda expands further at Kvasiny


    Czech Republic – The plant and surrounding public infrastructure are to be modernised and expanded over the next three years, after the OEM signed a memorandum of cooperation with the government and the Hradec Králové authorities.Skoda will invest 7.2 billion CZK ($298m) in the Kvasiny site by 2018, boosting capacity ...

  • Skoda

    Skoda produces 17 millionth vehicle


    Czech Republic – The milestone car, a Skoda Rapid Spaceback, came off the production line at the company’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav. Production of the 17 millionth vehicle highlights the success of the carmaker’s growth strategy; in 2014, Skoda manufactured and sold more than 1m cars for the first time ...

  • Skoda Kvasiny

    Skoda celebrates 80 years at Kvasiny


    Czech Republic – The plant opened in 1934 and has been part of Skoda since 1947, when the Superb started rolling off the line; it now produces three models with a workforce of 4,200. The factory has turned out more than 1.5m units to date.Skoda Kvasiny currently makes the Superb, ...

  • Dieter Seemann

    Skoda’s new head of Purchasing


    Czech Republic ­– Dieter Seemann will replace Karlheinz Hell, who will soon become executive director of Corporate Purchasing Electric/Electronic within the Volkswagen Group.Seemann started his career at Volkswagen in 1985 with a position in the Engine Procurement department. He occupied various roles in Purchasing and Project Management before moving to ...

  • Skoda Octavia Scout

    Skoda begins new Octavia Scout production


    Czech Republic – The model is now rolling off the lines at the OEM’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav, ahead of its market launch at the end of August. The vehicle offers fuel consumption and emissions reductions of up to 20%.The Octavia Scout has featured in the Skoda line-up since ...

  • Skoda Octavia, Mladá Boleslav

    Skoda sets to work in summer break


    Czech Republic – Between August 4-15, preparations will take place at Mladá Boleslav for the production launch of the new Skoda Fabia at the end of the month. The OEM says that “extensive” maintenance and modernisation projects will also be carried out at Kvasiny and Vrchlabí.At Mladá Boleslav, Skoda will ...

  • 1.2 HTP engine, Škoda

    Skoda reaches 3m 1.2 HTP engines


    Czech Republic – The three-cylinder engine of the EA 111 series, used in Skoda, Seat and VW vehicles, has been made at the OEM’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav since 2001; the 3m milestone was reached at the same time as the 500,000th MQ/SQ 100 gearbox.In addition to the 1.2 ...

  • Skoda Octavia G-TEC

    Skoda reaches 11m units at Mladá Boleslav


    Czech Republic – The company’s main facility has been extensively modernised and expanded over the past three years, with the addition of a new bodyshop, a fully automated paintshop and a press line. The capacity of production Line 1 has increased from 800 to 1,200 vehicles per day; the 11millionth ...

  • Skoda Rapid

    Skoda Rapid runs off the line in Kaluga


    Russia – The model is now being produced at the VW plant in the south west of the country ahead of market launch in April.“Through starting production in Kaluga, the Rapid has been launched in our third-strongest market worldwide,” noted Winfried Vahland, CEO of Skoda Auto, adding that the company ...

  • Thomas Owsianski

    Owsianski to lead Skoda’s Chinese sales


    China – As executive director of Skoda Marketing and Sales Business at Shanghai Volkswagen, Thomas Owsianski will look after the brand’s marketing, sales and aftersales activities in the country. Taking over from Paul Willis, who has been appointed managing director of Volkswagen UK, Owsianski will assume his new role on ...

  • Skoda Yeti, China

    Skoda’s Yeti appears in China


    China – A special version of the vehicle, tailored for the local market with larger dimensions and an optional spare tyre on the tailgate, is now running off the production lines in China, courtesy of Skoda’s association with Shanghai Volkswagen. The market launch of the new Yeti, called ‘Ye di’ ...

  • skoda_MladaBoleslav

    Skoda melhora a logística na instalação Checa


    Divisão da VW Skoda anunciou uma série de projetos de logística destinados a melhorar a eficiência e reduzir os custos de transporte, o qual disse que será pioneira na sua fábrica principal em Mladá Boleslav, na República Checa.A primeira das três inovações concebidas pela empresa é a implementação de novos ...

  • skoda_MladaBoleslav

    Skoda улучшает логистику на чешском заводе


    Подразделение VW Skoda объявило о серии логистических проектов, нацеленных на улучшение эффективности перевозок и снижение затрат. Испытание проектов будет проводиться на основной производственной площадке в Младе Болеславе, Чешская Республика. Во-первых, будут внедрены новые контейнеры для перевозки рулей управления. Контейнеры имеют меньший вес и большую площадь (на 20%) по сравнению с ...

  • Article

    Skoda still top manufacturer in Central Europe


    Czech Republic: Skoda is the largest manufacturing company in Central Europe for the third consecutive year, according to the Deloitte CE Top 500 report.Using fi gures from 2012, the study compared the 500 highest-revenue companies across 18 countries, including 84 from the Czech Republic.The company has a 2018 growth ...

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    Skoda’s second-best seller reaches 1.5m mark


    Czech Republic – Skoda has now manufactured 1.5m secondgeneration Fabias since 2007.The milestone 1.2 TDi rolled off the production line in September at the main factory in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic. The Fabia fi rst went on sale in 1999 and is the car-maker’s bestselling model after the Octavia, ...

  • news-11

    Big numbers for Skoda engine and car production


    Czech Republic – Skoda has built the eleven-millionth engine in its corporate history – an EA211 series 1.4 TSI motor.Currently producing 1.2- and 1.4-litre versions of the EA211 and EA111 engine series, the Mladá Boleslav plant’s 3,600 employees manufacture up to 4,400 units every day.The manufacturer says it will continue ...

  • news-8

    Skoda’s contract partners to produce Octavia


    Czech Republic – Skoda is now producing the new Octavia with local partner companies in Kazakhstan and Ukraine, as well as at GAZ Group’s factory in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.In the Ukraine, vehicle production takes place in Solomonovo in partnership with Eurocar. The Fabia, Yeti, Superb and Roomster are also produced ...