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Updates on production, innovation and investment in Slovakia's largest industry: automobile manufacturing

Adient will shut down its Lozorno plant in 2018

The current employees have been offered jobs at other centres in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Jul 2017, at 23:07

Adient is a global leader in the production of automobile seats.

Auto sector could learn from Austria

New fields are an opportunity Jana Liptáková ,25. Jul 2017, at 6:30

Car-sharing launched in BratislavaPhoto

Electric up! begins with half- and full-day rental, will later charge per hour Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Jul 2017, at 15:32

Car sharing in Bratislava

Strike at Volkswagen could prompt othersPhoto

The recent strike at the biggest carmaker in Slovakia may serve as a lesson for some, trade unionists in other companies agree. Radka Minarechová ,27. Jun 2017, at 18:01

Slovak gets high-level job at Tesla

He will report directly to the company’s founder and head, Elon Musk. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Jun 2017, at 6:06

Illustrative stock photo

Car-seat producer lost contract with Volkswagen

Volkswagen will end its contract with a factory in Lozorno, in a change unrelated to the recent Bratislava strike. Compiled by Spectator staff ,26. Jun 2017, at 14:55

Testing of seats in Adient.

Strike ends, unions sealed agreement with Volkswagen

The strike that lasted for six days ends on the morning of June 26. Compiled by Spectator staff ,26. Jun 2017, at 14:46

L-R: Volkswagen Slovakia board member for HR, Eric Reuting, chair of the board Ralf Sacht, and board member for finances, Jens Kellerbach, at press briefing after strike, June 26

Another salary negotiation at Volkswagen failsPhoto

The strike continues, the representatives of the trade unions say it would be a mistake to give up. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Jun 2017, at 0:42

Strike in VW SK continues, talks to resumePhoto

Paused strike negotiations at Volkswagen Slovakia are set to resume for third day at 15:30 Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Jun 2017, at 13:56

Strike at Volkswagen Slovkaia continued until late night on June 21.

Bomb alert announced at VW plant; meanwhile negotiations are set to continue on June 21Photo

If the Modern Volkswagen Unions (MOV) fail to find a consensus with Volkswagen Slovakia’s management, the protest could continue until July 3. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Jun 2017, at 22:52

Strike in Volkswagen Slovakia on June 20, 2017.

Thousands of people support the VW strikePhoto

The strike has largely paralysed production in Bratislava. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Jun 2017, at 13:56

The strike in Volskwagen Slovakia began.

Last minute talks to avert strike at Volkswagen Slovakia have failed

The strike due to start on June 20 will be the first of its kind in the history of Volkswagen in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Jun 2017, at 23:41

Volkswagen staff to launch strike as of June 20

The failure of 11 rounds of talks with the management concerning a new collective agreement caused the VW SK employees to announce the starting date of the strike. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Jun 2017, at 23:18

Volkswagen Slovakia plant

Another private investor sees potential for flying carPhoto

The AeroMobil flying car will be presented at prestigious 52nd International Paris Air Show 2017. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Jun 2017, at 1:27

After talks on salary hikes fail at Volkswagen, trade union is still considering industrial action

Trade union requires a 16-percent hike in salaries; the carmaker is offering 4.3 percent. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Jun 2017, at 0:53

Imagination is the only limitPhoto

Volkswagen Slovakia has the world’s largest metal 3D printer in its tool factory in Stupava. Jana Liptáková ,8. Jun 2017, at 7:58

The 3D printer

Trade unions at VW propose to end collective bargaining

The main trade union organisation is ready to strike, but the smaller one has doubts.6. Jun 2017, at 23:04

Volkswagen Slovakia in Bratislava.

New Lamborghini will have a Slovak-made body

The luxurious SUV model is expected to appear on the market in the second half of 2018. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Jun 2017, at 13:59

Adient technology centre announces major growth phase

It is looking for product designers, engineers and test technicians. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. May 2017, at 22:30

Designing new components in Adient in Trenčín.

EC scrutinises state aid for JaguarPhoto

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. May 2017, at 6:24

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

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