Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Kia Motors Slovakia's output up 6 percent in first half of 2013

The output of the Kia Motors Slovakia plant in Teplička nad Váhom increased by 6 percent year-on-year to 158,900 cars in the first half of 2013, Kia Motors Slovakia spokesman Jozef Bačé said at a press conference on Thursday, July 18.

The output of the Kia Motors Slovakia plant in Teplička nad Váhom increased by 6 percent year-on-year to 158,900 cars in the first half of 2013, Kia Motors Slovakia spokesman Jozef Bačé said at a press conference on Thursday, July 18.

Production of the Kia Sportage model made up 48 percent of the overall output, with the rest being represented by the cee'd (42 percent) and Venga (10 percent) models, the TASR newswire wrote. The highest numbers of cars were exported to Russia (24 percent), the United Kingdom (14 percent), Germany (9 percent), and France and Italy (5 percent each). Less than 1 percent of the cars made were sold in Slovakia. The plant made 253,200 engines (133,100 petrol and 120,100 diesel), with 47 percent of production destined for affiliate brand Hyundai, which has a vehicle production plant in the neighbouring Czech Republic.

Kia Motors Slovakia is the Korean carmaker's first plant in Europe. It was built between 2004 and 2006, with production launched in December 2006. The plant currently employs around 3,900 people.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Slovakia remains unknown in convention business

Ten MICE events in 2017 should bring almost €6.5 million to Bratislava.

The GLOBSEC security forum is one of the regular MICE events in Slovakia since 2005.

Kotleba should be defeated in election, not banned

More constitutional can be less democratic, and it is not clear that it always has the intended result. Perhaps the clearest historical case came with the rise of the Nazis in Germany.

Marian Kotleba

Slovakia to leave NATO is a hoax

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes that appeared over the past week.

Some peple gathered at Slavin in Bratislava brought ani-NATO banners.

Fico: We cannot allow multi-speed EU to become divisive Video

Final session of the 12th edition of Globsec 2017 featured Slovak PM Robert Fico, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka, and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in a panel entitled European (Dis)Union?

Donald Tusk, Robert Fico, and Bohuslav Sobotka (left to right)