Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BUSINESS SHORTS

Bratislava's VW plant to make Škoda Octavia

CZECH carmaker Škoda Auto is planning to expand production of its successful Octavia model to Bratislava.

"Thanks to the increasing demand for Octavias, we are looking for unused production capacity that will enable us to respond to the enormous interest of our clients," said Detlef Wittig, the chair of the Škoda Auto board of directors.

Škoda is a member of the Volkswagen group and the biggest carmaker in Central Europe. It currently produces Octavias in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic, the SITA newswire wrote.

Škoda Auto spokesman Evžen Kauspopf was not able to specify when Bratislava would start producing Octavias.

"The volume of production will be set on the basis of demand and the capacity of the plant," he said.

But a spokesperson for the Bratislava plant, Vladimír Machalík, said producing Octavias at the Volkswagen plant is not yet a sure thing.

"The final decision about the future production portfolio will be made in November 2007 at the earliest," he told the Sme daily on October 3.

Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava