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

From tanks to SUVs

Jozef Uhrík was instrumental in building the automotive industry in Slovakia.Jana Liptáková, 2. Dec 2019, at 12:53

Jozef Uhrík was a member of the top management of Volkswagen Slovakia between 1991 and 2005.

Which car brands do Slovaks buy the most?

Nearly 9,500 new passenger vehicles registered in October.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Nov 2019, at 12:18

Škoda car

Slovakia more involved in e-cars and battery production

But the question is how the change will affect employees in the automotive sector.Jana LiptákováRadka Minarechová, 27. Nov 2019, at 11:45

Carmakers in Slovakia also produce electric battery and hybrid car models.

Taking the road towards e-mobility

The action plan to support e-mobility is a good start. Yet higher awareness and the support of research are necessary too.Radka Minarechová, 26. Nov 2019, at 6:30

The Economy Ministry has come up with several ideas to support electromobility in Slovakia.

Another round to support the purchase of e-cars to be launched soon

The Economy Ministry allocated €5 million for the purpose.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Nov 2019, at 13:12

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Kia in Žilina fired trade unionists

Three union leaders lost their salary and possibility of entering the plant anytime.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Oct 2019, at 14:00

Employees of Jaguar in Nitra will get higher salaries and bonuses

The carmaker made a deal with trade unions on improving working conditions.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Oct 2019, at 0:39

Slovak star designer leaves Rolls-Royce after six months

There is already speculation over where he will move next.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Oct 2019, at 0:35

Emily, the hood ornament of Rolls Royce is pictured on a classic car at the Essen Motor Show, a show for tuning, motor sport, series sports vehicles and classic cars.

Imparato: We are more than satisfied with the Trnava plant

Electric Peugeot 208 will be produced only in Trnava for now.Jana Liptáková & Marek Poracký24. Sep 2019, at 14:27

The global boss of the Peugeot brand, Jean–Philippe Imparato in Trnava.

Two German companies vie for investment stimuli

Porsche might get €2 million from the state for a technological centre near Piešťany.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Sep 2019, at 12:20

A legend returns: The Land Rover Defender will be made in Slovakia

The new model will be sold in 128 countries as of spring 2020.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Sep 2019, at 22:07

Jaguar Land Rover reveals the new Defender model, which will be produced in its Nitra plant, Slovakia.

Kia started producing a new model in Žilina

This is how the car looks.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Aug 2019, at 14:07


German automotive supplier opens new plant in western Slovakia

It was not the cheap labour force that motivated the German automotive supplier to build a plant in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Aug 2019, at 13:15

Roechling Automotive opened a new plant in Kočkovce in western Slovakia.

Coopetition is the new word companies need to make their own

We really need to create platforms where people can meet, share, collaborate and understand, says the German-Slovak Chamber of Commerce executive director.Jana Liptáková, 30. Jul 2019, at 8:30

Peter Kompalla speaking with attendees of one of SNOPK’s events.

Slovakia will produce accumulators for electric cars

The investment should reach €100 million.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jul 2019, at 21:17

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What about regional disparities in air quality?

The European market for dirty diesel will increasingly concentrate on Central and Eastern Europe.Benjamin Cunningham, 9. Jul 2019, at 18:11

The current share of biofuels in petrol and diesel is likely to grow.

Jaguar now employs 2,200 people in Nitra

The Nitra plant is preparing to produce the new Defender model.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Jul 2019, at 21:07

New plant of Jaguar Land Rover in Nitra

Carmakers drove industrial growth in April

Textile and clothing industry in the red for a long timeCompiled by Spectator staff, 10. Jun 2019, at 22:27

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Employees at Volkswagen Slovakia will receive a 13th salary

The company has been paying out bonus for nearly three decades.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Jun 2019, at 13:52

Production of cars in Volkswagen Slovakia.