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ANALYSIS - Skoda future models

18 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Škoda has come a long way in a relatively short period. Sales keep rising, especially in China and Europe, and profits with them. This, more than any other, is the division which can seemingly do no wrong within the Volkswagen Group family of companies and brands.

Octavia vRS 245 - is Skoda now a premium brand?

30 Oct 2017 | Glenn Brooks

How do you make a 10 per cent return selling mass-market cars? One way is to create and then continue to dominate a segment. Plus it helps if every rival ignores that same segment.

Why non-premium brands should study the Škoda Superb

21 Jul 2017 | Glenn Brooks

So-called value brands are in a death squeeze as premium makes continue to colonise their traditional territory. Or so goes the theory. And how about the supposed fact that to pull in big worldwide sales and profits, a car company must also be in the US market? Škoda breaks these and many other rules.

ANALYSIS - Kodiaq and future Škoda SUVs

7 Jun 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Škoda is making big money and ever more vehicles, while extra models - including more SUVs - are on the way. There is no doubting the steady rise in sales and ROI, but the question needs to be asked: does the new Kodiaq offer the value for money which has hitherto been one of the main reasons for the company's success?

Skoda Auto future models - a global analysis

15 Nov 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Following the recent reviews of Volkswagen and Audi future vehicles, this, the third of a six-part series, concerns Skoda. It will be followed by a look at what's ahead for SEAT. After this comes Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti, to be followed by Porsche in chapter six, the last of these being the final part of the overall analysis of the Volkswagen Group's passenger car plans.

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IAC begins production of doors in Prestice, Czech Republic

8 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

International Automotive Components (IAC) has officially opened its plant for 'premium door panels' in Prestice, Czech Republic.

Korea suppliers add value to remain competitive - Plakor director

7 Dec 2017 | Simon Warburton

Rising cost of conducting business in South Korea is seeing some of the country's ultra-competitiveness erode, with the result suppliers are having to provide more value-added products to maintain attractiveness, including those based abroad..

Industry 4.0 to drive emerging economies - Grammer Serbia

6 Dec 2017 | Simon Warburton

Fast-moving economies will be able to take advantage of Industry 4.0 techniques as their need to operate at faster rates capitalises on new technologies to drive efficiencies.

Skoda building new paint shop in Mlada Boleslav

5 Dec 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Skoda Auto has laid the foundation for a new paint shop in Mlada Boleslav which will cost EUR214.5m (US$254m) and create up to 650 jobs. The shop is expected to be running by June 2019.

Bosal committed to CEE despite challenges

4 Dec 2017 | Simon Warburton

Bosal says despite the challenges of finding suppliers in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region, it nonetheless "strongly believes" in the key nature of the area for the automotive sector.

Skoda to produce pure EV in Czech Republic from 2019

21 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Skoda is to produce pure electric models at Mlada Boleslav from 2019, as well as manufacture electrical components for plug-in hybrids.

Czech Republic tips hat to past for current strength

17 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Czech prowess in manufacturing skills can partly be attributed to the country's Communist past says the country's Automotive Industry Association's secretary-general.

Skoda global sales up 9.7% in October

15 Nov 2017 | Dave Leggett

In October, Skoda delivered 107,400 vehicles to customers worldwide (October 2016: 97,900 vehicles; +9.7%).

Skoda 9M 2017 global sales up 3.6%

1 Nov 2017 | Dave Leggett

Global automotive supplier Denso Corporation has announced its top line revenue for the first half of the fiscal year some 8.6% up on last year. 

Varroc powers on in Central Europe with Czech expansion

30 Oct 2017 | Simon Warburton

Varroc Lighting says it has expanded its Ostrava plant in Czech Republic by 150% as it looks to capitalise on the boom in manufacture still prevalent in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), although recruitment remains challenging.

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