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New Gestamp Slovakia plant supplies Jaguar Land Rover

27 June 2019 | Graeme Roberts

New Gestamp Slovakia plant supplies Jaguar Land Rover Graeme Roberts Gestamp has opened a new aluminium plant in Nitra, Slovakia. The company spent about EUR130m on the new factory to supply Jag... read more


JLR supplier opens new Slovakia factory

26 February 2019 | Graeme Roberts

JLR supplier opens new Slovakia factory Graeme Roberts Shenda-owned Auria, the global supplier of vehicle acoustical and fibre-based products, has opened its new Vrable, Slovakia factory produci... read more


VW, Kia, Slovakia to cut staff

29 January 2019 | Graeme Roberts

VW, Kia, Slovakia to cut staff Graeme Roberts Volkswagen's Slovakia unit, the country's biggest car plant and largest private sector employer, plans to reduce staff this year for the first ti... read more


Constellium opens new Automotive Structures facility in Zilina, Slovakia

30 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Constellium opens new Automotive Structures facility in Zilina, Slovakia Dave Leggett Constellium has announced the opening of its new 'Automotive Structures; facility in Zilina, Slovakia, dedicated ... read more


JLR opens EUR1.4bn Slovakia plant

25 October 2018 | Simon Warburton

JLR opens EUR1.4bn Slovakia plant Simon Warburton Jaguar Land Rover has formally started its EUR1.4bn (US$1.6bn) manufacturing facility in Nitra, Slovakia, the first time a UK automotive compan... read more


ZKW starts Slovakia plant expansion

9 October 2018 | Simon Warburton

ZKW starts Slovakia plant expansion Simon Warburton ZKW Slovakia has started the expansion of its Krušovce plant producing mainly headlights and fog lamps. "Over the last few months, prod... read more


Carmakers keeping the diesel faith - Kia

25 July 2018 | Chris Wright

Carmakers keeping the diesel faith - Kia Chris Wright Diesels may have been demonised over the past couple of years but carmakers are keeping the faith even though sales have dipped in many markets. ... read more


Kia builds 3m cars (and counting) in Slovakia

27 March 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Kia builds 3m cars (and counting) in Slovakia Graeme Roberts Kia has now built 3m cars in Europe. The three millionth car is a white Ceed five door GT Line hatchback built for Iceland. It has th... read more


Magna expands Slovakia mirror plant

1 November 2017 | Simon Warburton

Magna expands Slovakia mirror plant 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. ... read more


YFAI Trencín to secure benchmark certification

20 October 2017 | Simon Warburton

YFAI Trencín to secure benchmark certification Simon Warburton Yanfeng Automotive Interiors' (YFAI) says its Trencín Technical Centre in Slovakia is due to receive common European benchma... read more


VW Slovakia strike ends as union accepts improved offer

27 June 2017 | Simon Warburton

VW Slovakia strike ends as union accepts improved offer Simon Warburton Volkswagen Slovakia's six-day walkout by thousands of staff has ended with workers returning to work after an improved off... read more


Slovak PM storms into VW strike by backing higher wages

20 June 2017 | Simon Warburton

Slovak PM storms into VW strike by backing higher wages 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... read more


VW Slovakia union talks collapse as strike looms

19 June 2017 | Simon Warburton

VW Slovakia union talks collapse as strike looms 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 1... read more


VW's Slovak plant workers call strike

15 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

VW's Slovak plant workers call strike Dave Leggett VW's Slovak plant workers have voted to take strike action over pay, according to reports. Reuters reports that the local labour union at the p... read more


China lauds Slovakia manufacturing as Yanfeng centre opens

4 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

China lauds Slovakia manufacturing as Yanfeng centre opens Simon Warburton China is hailing the emergence of Slovakia as one of Eastern Europe's manufacturing powerhouses following the formal opening... read more


Slovakia lauds Yanfeng centre as regional catalyst

3 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

Slovakia lauds Yanfeng centre as regional catalyst Simon Warburton Slovakia's Ministry of Economy says it hopes the opening of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors' (YFAI) new testing laboratory in Tren... read more


Yanfeng mulls bacteria free interior as car sharing grows

2 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

Yanfeng mulls bacteria free interior as car sharing grows Simon Warburton Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) says its EUR5m (US$5.5m) investment into a new test lab at Trencín in Slovakia and... read more


Yanfeng secures EUR800,000 Slovak incentive to open Technical Centre

2 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

Yanfeng secures EUR800,000 Slovak incentive to open Technical Centre Simon Warburton Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) has unveiled its new test lab at the company's Trencín Technical Centre... read more


Gestamp will open a new specialist aluminum plant in Slovakia

12 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Gestamp will open a new specialist aluminum plant in Slovakia Graeme Roberts Gestamp, the Spanish multinational that designs, develops and manufactures metal parts and assemblies for the automotive i... read more


Kia marks a decade of production in Slovakia

20 December 2016 | Simon Warburton

Kia marks a decade of production in Slovakia Simon Warburton Kia Motors has marked the tenth anniversary of production in Europe, with more than 2.5m vehicles and 3.8m engines coming o... read more


Early Adient bird catches Slovakian worm

14 October 2016 | Simon Warburton

Early Adient bird catches Slovakian worm Simon Warburton Adient says its early entry into Slovenia helped it establish a bulwark against the threat of fierce competition for labour in low-cost emergi... read more


VW Group logistics optimises material transport

26 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

VW Group logistics optimises material transport Graeme Roberts Volkswagen has opened its new Group Consolidation Centre (KCC) at Malacky near Bratislava, Slovakia, home to a large assembly plant tha... read more


JLR to sign Slovakia plant deal by end of 2015

11 November 2015 | Graeme Roberts

JLR to sign Slovakia plant deal by end of 2015 Graeme Roberts Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) reportedly will enter into an agreement with Slovakia by the end of 2015 to set up a car manufacturing plant ther... read more


SLOVAKIA: Brose breaks ground for second factory in Prievidza

5 October 2015 | Graeme Roberts

SLOVAKIA: Brose breaks ground for second factory in Prievidza Graeme Roberts The foundation stone has been laid for Brose's second factory in Prievidza, Central Slovakia. "The new location in Prie... read more


SLOVAKIA: Kia eyes 3m sales record for 2015

2 September 2015 | Roger Stansfield

SLOVAKIA: Kia eyes 3m sales record for 2015 Roger Stansfield Kia will introduce nine all-new models between now and 2018 as it seeks to continue the momentum which will this year see it break the 3m&... read more


SLOVAKIA: Akebono Brake opens calliper plant

25 June 2015 | Graeme Roberts

SLOVAKIA: Akebono Brake opens calliper plant Graeme Roberts Akebono Brake Slovakia (ABSK), a subsidiary of Akebono Brake Industry, held its opening ceremony this week. The supplier will start mass... read more


SLOVAKIA: Volkswagen to spend US$536.76m expanding in Bratislava

10 April 2015 | Graeme Roberts

SLOVAKIA: Volkswagen to spend US$536.76m expanding in Bratislava Graeme Roberts Volkswagen will spend EUR500m (US$536.76m) to expand its Bratislava plant in Slovakia. Company spokesman Vladimir Ma... read more


SLOVAKIA: Kia adds new GT Line trim for c'eed

20 February 2015 | Graeme Roberts

SLOVAKIA: Kia adds new GT Line trim for c'eed Graeme Roberts Kia Motors Europe will launch a new cee’d 'GT Line' specification for its Slovakian-built c'eed line at the Geneva show in March. Th... read more


SLOVAKIA: Kia plant boosts car output 3%

15 January 2015 | Graeme Roberts

SLOVAKIA: Kia plant boosts car output 3% Graeme Roberts Kia Motors Slovakia broke its European production record in 2014, building over 323,000 cars – a 3% increase over 2013 – at its Žil... read more


SLOVAKIA: Magna expands Trnava interiors facility

29 July 2014 | Graeme Roberts

SLOVAKIA: Magna expands Trnava interiors facility Graeme Roberts Magna International has announced the expansion of its interiors manufacturing facility in Trnava, Slovakia, to accommodate recently a... read more


SLOVAKIA: Webasto-Edscha expands convertible roof production in Slovakia

27 January 2014 | Dave Leggett

SLOVAKIA: Webasto-Edscha expands convertible roof production in Slovakia Dave Leggett Webasto-Edscha is expanding its production capacity for convertible roofs at its European textile competency cent... read more


SLOVAKIA: BMW plant would be welcomed

26 March 2013 | Graeme Roberts

SLOVAKIA: BMW plant would be welcomed Graeme Roberts BMW may open a factory in Slovakia, joining German rival Volkswagen group which already builds a variety of group brands there . Slovak offici... read more


SLOVAKIA: VW unit aims for new records

26 March 2013 | Chris Wright

SLOVAKIA: VW unit aims for new records Chris Wright Volkswagen plans to keep car production in Slovakia at the level that saw it doubling production to a record in 2012. The plant close to Bratisl... read more


SLOVAKIA: Kia plant doubles net profit

4 March 2013 | Graeme Roberts

SLOVAKIA: Kia plant doubles net profit Graeme Roberts Kia Motors' Slovak plant last year hiked net profit to EUR155.46m from EUR68.63m as sales increased 17.7% to EUR3.92bn. The plant located near... read more


SLOVAKIA: VW completes new press hall construction

23 November 2012 | Graeme Roberts

SLOVAKIA: VW completes new press hall construction Graeme Roberts Volkswagen Slovakia has completed the construction phase of its new press hall. The spend of EUR90m will create about 100 jobs onc... read more


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