Skoda is marking 70 years of car production in Kvasiny where around 8,000 employees produce 1,000 cars each day.

In early 2017, the brand's two-millionth vehicle was manufactured at the plant, with more than 300,000 vehicles to be produced in the future at the location in Eastern Bohemia every year.

"Kvasiny is a plant with a rich tradition and an excellent, highly competent workforce," said Skoda Auto Board member for Production and Logistics, Michael Oeljeklaus.

"As a key part of the production network, our plant in Kvasiny is playing an important role in achieving production targets defined in our 2025 Strategy. In the coming years, the plant's annual production volume will increase further.

"To this end, we are investing heavily in the location and are upgrading Kvasiny to a production competence centre – for SUVs amongst other things."

Cars have been built at the production site in Eastern Bohemia from as early as 1934; Skoda started production in Kvasiny with the Skoda Superb 13 years later.

Subsequent years saw further models, including the Felicia (1958 to 1964), the 110 R Coupé (1970 to 1980), the Pick-Up (1995 to 2001), the first and second generations of the Superb, the Roomster and Yeti.

As part of the SUV campaign, which began with the Skoda Kodiaq, the manufacturer will invest a total of around CZK7bn (US$321m) modernising production processes.

In the next few years, production capacity will increase to more than 300,000 vehicles per year. Today, Skoda's Superb and Kodiaq models are made manufactured at the plant, as well as the newly developed compact SUV, the Karoq. The Kvasiny factory also produces also the SUV SEAT Ateca.

In 2016, the workforce was augmented by a further 2,600 staff. Skoda Auto currently employs around 8,000 members of staff in Kvasiny, making the company one of the region's largest employers.

In addition, the car manufacturer invests in regional infrastructure measures.