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Slovak Volkswagen enjoys most successful half-year in history

Car manufacturer Volkswagen Slovakia produced more than 209,400 vehicles in the first half of 2012, amounting to a year-on-year rise of 122 percent. This means that its automobile production reached a volume in the first half of 2012 comparable to that of all of 2011.

Car manufacturer Volkswagen Slovakia produced more than 209,400 vehicles in the first half of 2012, amounting to a year-on-year rise of 122 percent. This means that its automobile production reached a volume in the first half of 2012 comparable to that of all of 2011.

"The first six months of 2012 were the most successful in the 21-year history of Volkswagen Slovakia," said Board of Directors chairman Albrecht Reimold on Monday, September 3, as quoted by the TASR newswire. "It was the manufacture of the New Small Family as well as the 7-day-a-week continuous production of SUVs that boosted production capacities and translated into these record figures." Volkswagen Slovakia recorded a turnover of €3.44 billion in the first half of 2012, the highest half-year figure in the history of the Slovak branch.

Volkswagen Slovakia has been active on the Slovak market for 21 years, manufacturing more than 3 million cars since 1991. The company employs more than 8,400 people, while using its Bratislava based facility to manufacture passenger vehicles Volkswagen Touareg, Audi Q7, Volkswagen up!, SKODA Citigo, SEAT Mii, Porsche Cayenne bodywork and transmissions. In Martin, chassis components and transmissions are manufactured, while a Košice facility assembles cars for exports to Russia.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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