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

Slovaks prefer cars to buses more than ever

Slovaks prefer comfort to ecology, current trends in transport suggest, according to statistics. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Feb 2018, at 13:26

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Unionists from carmakers join forces

They are deepening cooperation to make collective bargaining more fruitful. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Jan 2018, at 23:55

Trade unions opt for greater cooperation

Propulsion systems are getting more variable

Automotive industry experts do not see a funeral bell tolling for diesel motor vehicles. Jana Liptáková ,18. Jan 2018, at 6:30

Adient could develop plane seats for Boeing

Vice-president of the Adient company, which produces car seats, suggests in an interview that the Trenčín-based branch could develop airplane seats. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Jan 2018, at 13:57

Testing seats at the Trenčín Technological Centre.
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2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, sector representatives claim

Main challenges for development of the automotive industry is lack of qualified labour and increasing wage costs Jana Liptáková ,16. Jan 2018, at 23:59

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.

Car industry in Slovakia gets automated

Robots unburden people from heavy, unhealthy and boring work Jana Liptáková ,11. Jan 2018, at 6:30

Automotive industry keeps growingPhoto

The arrival of the fourth carmaker and its suppliers deepens the shortage of a qualified labour force in Slovakia. Jana Liptáková ,2. Jan 2018, at 10:30

Carmakers interrupt production for Christmas holiday

VW has halted production for almost four weeks; Kia and PSA will resume production in the first days of January Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Dec 2017, at 17:00

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Volkswagen officially opens its new Porsche segmentPhoto

Bratislava plant will produce other SUV models next year Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Dec 2017, at 15:30

New Porsche segment in Volkswagen Slovakia in Bratislava

Vintage Tatra lorries will be produced in Trenčín

Both military and civilian vehicles from the legendary Tatra brand will be produced and serviced in the Slovak city of Trenčín by a special branch of the Czech group. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Dec 2017, at 14:17

Tha Tatra brand created a new Slovak company to produce lorrries in Trenčín.

Porsche is considering building a new plant near Piešťany

The German carmaker (part of the Volkswagen concern) has bought a plot of 20 hectares near the town. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Dec 2017, at 23:26

Porsche sign, illustrative stock photo

Three investors will create 347 new jobs

Hundreds of new jobs should be created in the foreseeable future in western Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Nov 2017, at 13:40

Dongil Rubber Belt in Považská Bystrica

PSA will produce electric motors in Trnava

The French carmaker re-evaluated original plans and announced it will produce electric motors in its Slovak plant. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Nov 2017, at 13:21

PSA Peugeot Citroën plant in Trnava

Crucial rail terminal needed for car industry will not be built

State company revokes promise of container terminal near Nitra, much needed by car maker Jaguar Land Rover. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Nov 2017, at 13:43

New Jaguars will have to be transported in a different way.

Cabinet green-lights changes to investment certificate for Volkswagen Slovakia

The list of land plots with “significant investment” certificates for VW Slovakia has been expanded. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Nov 2017, at 5:32

Volkswagen Slovakia

A total of 750 new jobs open in Levice

An expanding company, a producer for the automotive industry, invests €17 million in the Levice-Géňa industrial park while offering 750 jobs. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Nov 2017, at 13:54

Apart from expansion in levice, ZF Slovkaia also builds a new plant in Šahy; the foudnation stone was festively presented in September 2017.

Slovakia in the running for fifth car manufacturer

Chinese producer of e-cars Zhi Dou is looking for a place to build a new plant Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Nov 2017, at 21:34

Slovakia is already home to three carmakers while the fourth one is building a new plant.

A total of 450 new jobs will be available in Panasonic in Trstená

The company Panasonic expands the production of parts for Daimler and BMW in northern Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Nov 2017, at 13:43

Panasonic Slovakia is to expand produciton in Trstená in 2019

State considers prolonging support for e-cars

By the end of October, 429 applicants showed interest in a subsidy for purchasing electric cars. Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Nov 2017, at 13:55

The Economy Ministry led by Peter Žiga considers prolonging the subsidy for e-cars.

Slovaks produced an electric bike with the help of 3D printerPhoto

The electrically-powered bicycle, claimed as the first in the world by its producer, costs the same amount as a new passenger car. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Oct 2017, at 15:14

Electric bike by Kinazo Design

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