ŠKODA AUTO produced more vehicles in the Czech Republic in the year 2018 than ever before in its span of 124-year history. Some 886,100 number of vehicles ran off the production lines at the Mladá Boleslav and Kvasiny factories. This result is an outcome of an increase of 3.3% compared to the previous year (2017: 858,100 vehicles) and is the consequence of consistent modernizing and expanding of the Czech sites of production. In order to keep the security intact for a longer tenure the automotive sector in the Czech Republic, the manufacturer is in a prospective to invest two billion euros in electromobility and new mobility services by 2025. With an endowment fund of more than 30 million euros for Mladá Boleslav, ŠKODA is also in support of the long-term infrastructure projects to enhance the alluring aspect of the region.
Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Production and Logistics, asserts: “The automotive industry is by far the most important economic sector for the Czech Republic. It contributes 9 percent to the Czech Republic’s gross domestic product. The automotive industry accounted for around 25 percent of all Czech exports in 2018. We are proud of the fact that the ŠKODA brand is one of the country’s economic pillars and almost two-thirds of all cars produced in the Czech Republic rolled off our production lines last year.”
Bohdan Wojnar, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Human Resources, further says: “The production record is a credit to our employees’ skills and flexibility at the Czech sites. Their outstanding performance on a daily basis at the Mladá Boleslav and Kvasiny factories and the Vrchlabí component factory as well as the productive talks with our social partner make it possible for our company to succeed.”
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