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THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW comes clean, Jaguar Land Rover heads east

11 Dec 2015 | Graeme Roberts

The really interesting stuff all happened as this week drew to a close - yesterday Volkswagen 'fessed up over the 'dieselgate' scandal and, today, Tata Motors' English luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover finally confirmed the location for its new manufacturing plant.

COMMENT: Kia adds to Zilina recognition

21 Oct 2010 | Simon Warburton

It's not by accident that Kia's Zilina plant in Slovakia finds itself significantly ramping up production.

EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Zilinia – Kia’s model of manufacturing efficiency

5 Aug 2008 | Mark Bursa

In just four years, Kia has turned its plan to build a plant in Slovakia into reality. And as Mark Bursa discovers, the Zilinia plant is setting new benchmarks for innovation and efficiency of car assembly.

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Kia builds 3m cars (and counting) in Slovakia

27 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Kia has now built 3m cars in Europe.

Magna expands Slovakia mirror plant

1 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Magna has relocated to a larger manufacturing facility in Slovakia as a result of business growth at its Nove mesto nad Vahom in the country.

YFAI Trencín to secure benchmark certification

20 Oct 2017 | Simon Warburton

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors' (YFAI) says its Trencín Technical Centre in Slovakia is due to receive common European benchmark certification within weeks as it looks to capitalise on testing capabilities.

VW Slovakia strike ends as union accepts improved offer

27 Jun 2017 | Simon Warburton

Volkswagen Slovakia's six-day walkout by thousands of staff has ended with workers returning to work after an improved offer by the automaker.

Slovak PM storms into VW strike by backing higher wages

20 Jun 2017 | Simon Warburton

Slovakia's Prime Minister has waded into the start of today's (20 June) strike by Volkswagen workers at its Bratislava plant by publicly backing the mass walkout.

VW Slovakia union talks collapse as strike looms

19 Jun 2017 | Simon Warburton

Volkswagen Slovakia is facing massive industrial action tomorrow (20 June) as thousands of workers walk out at 06:00 in support of a 16% wage claim, a hike derided as 'absurd' by management.

VW's Slovak plant workers call strike

15 Jun 2017 | Dave Leggett

VW's Slovak plant workers have voted to take strike action over pay, according to reports.

China lauds Slovakia manufacturing as Yanfeng centre opens

4 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

China is hailing the emergence of Slovakia as one of Eastern Europe's manufacturing powerhouses following the formal opening of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors' (YFAI) testing laboratory in Trencín.

Slovakia lauds Yanfeng centre as regional catalyst

3 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

Slovakia's Ministry of Economy says it hopes the opening of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors' (YFAI) new testing laboratory in Trencín will act as a catalyst for other manufacturing companies to set up shop in the region.

Yanfeng mulls bacteria free interior as car sharing grows

2 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) says its EUR5m (US$5.5m) investment into a new test lab at Trencín in Slovakia and associated facilities forms part of its plans for sustainable growth as it looks to address hygiene issues associated with multiple usage.

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