Production at Skoda Auto’s three Czech plants has restarted. In consultation with the Kovo trade union, the production of vehicles and parts was restarted in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí. A wide range of hygiene and safety measures have been put in place to protect health of the workers. Škoda Auto had shut down production […]
Czech automaker Skoda Auto, part of the Volkswagen Group, will increase stoppage at its domestic plants to April 14, thus modifying their original return date of April 6, the automaker said. Skoda is the country’s largest exporter and halted production on March 18 as part of measures to deal with the spread of the coronavirus that has many countries of Europe […]
Skoda Auto does not expect to repeat the strong wage increase agreed in 2018 again in the recent round of collective bargaining, a board member said on Wednesday. Skoda is a Volkswagen’s Czech unit. “The current situation in the automotive industry, as well as the pressure regarding costs and investments, are primarily the result of […]
Volkswagen’s Czech unit Skoda Auto experienced global deliveries fall 2 percent to 90,900 cars year-on-year in February, mostly due to the depressed Chinese market, the automaker stated on Wednesday. Deliveries in China dropped by 18.4 percent to 16,000 cars, while increasing in western and eastern Europe.
Skoda’s first car to use Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform The Kodiaq-sized Skoda iV Vision concept has been revealed at the Geneva motor show, previewing an acutal production car that will show up sometime in 2021. Said to be the first pure-electric vehicle from the Czech brand to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, […]
Skoda Auto, the Czech unit of Volkswagen, stated on Thursday its worldwide deliveries fell 1.1 percent in January to 102,600 cars. “The main reason behind this trend is the overall decline in the passenger car markets of China and Central Europe,” Skoda stated. Deliveries in China fell 11.7 percent and central European deliveries dropped 11.6 […]
Deliveries of Volkswagen‘s Skoda Auto cars dropped 7.4 percent in October, mostly in European markets because of conversions to conform to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test (WLTP) anti-pollution regulations. Skoda recently opted to split its creative AOR duties between two agencies, Los Angeles based OPTIMIST and Germany-based thjnk. Skoda stated on Thursday that its […]
Volkswagen’s Czech automaker Skoda Auto needs to boost its capacity in Europe by 400,000 cars annually from the start of the next decade, CEO Bernhard Maier was quoted as saying on Wednesday. The automaker could increase capacity at its Czech plants along with at other VW plants, Czech news agency CTK quoted Maier as saying […]
Global deliveries by Volkswagen‘s Czech automaker Skoda Auto increased 13.4 percent year-on-year in May, posting the best-ever result for the month due to double-digit expansion in China and Russia. Skoda stated it delivered 112,400 vehicles in May. Deliveries in western Europe, its largest regional market in the month, increased 3.3 percent and by 1.8 percent […]
Volkswagen‘s brand Skoda stated it might outsource some production to a contract manufacturer as the division seeks to reply to increasing demand. Currently grappling with stretched capacity at its Czech plants, demand for its recent sport-utility vehicles could lead production at Skoda to increase to 2 million cars by about 2025 from 1.2 million presently, […]
Union representatives at Volkswagen-owned Skoda Auto stated on Friday they had accepted management’s offer to increase wages by 12 percent, averting a strike at one of the largest manufacturing plants situated in the Czech Republic. The leadership of the Kovo union, which represent industrial employees, prepares to vote on the proposal next Wednesday, which would […]
Unions at Volkswagen‘s Skoda Auto have withdrawn from a deal on flexible working shifts, they stated on Wednesday, increasing pressure on the Czech automaker as they look for a double-digit pay raise and threaten strikes. Union leaders stated more shift agreements could be dropped if wage talks broke down. Unions have stated they could call […]
Volkswagen is searching ways to increase production at Skoda, including construction of a new factory outside the brand’s Czech home, to help it keep up with rising demand, company sources stated. Best known for its low-priced vehicles, Skoda moved last year into the fast-growing industry for sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) with the new Kodiaq and Karoq […]
Volkswagen‘s Czech automaker Skoda Auto reported a 14.3 percent increase in global deliveries in February, handing more than 92,800 vehicles, the most ever in that month, it stated on Monday. Skoda stated sales were driven by a 30.6 percent increase in China and 17.6 percent in Germany along with significant gains in Russia and Turkey.
Trade unions at Volkswagen‘s Czech automaker Skoda Auto have turned down the company’s latest wage increase offer, the unions stated on Wednesday. Unions said recently that they were beginning preparations for a possible extended strike, a rare occasion in the main European nation whose economic development is moved by the car sector. With strong development […]