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Kia trade unions on strike standby

If they do not agree with the management on increasing wages, a general strike may begin in April. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Mar 2017, at 13:42

The assembly line at Kia Motors Slovakia, near Žilina.

People commute to carmakers

Carmakers in western Slovakia report lack of accommodation.Marek Poracký21. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Companies would like to see more lodging houses built.

Cars on Bratislava-Brno highway may drive without drivers in two years

The track might be put into operation within two years. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Mar 2017, at 22:59

Peter Pellegrini showing how the test track might look like.
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Suppliers to car industry thrive

It is hard to say how the current geopolitical situation will impact automotive industry contractors, but for now their situation is good. Radka Minarechová ,20. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Brose Slovakia also has a plant in the village of Lozorno, close to Bratislava.

ŠIOV works on e-cars project

The project focuses on connecting traditional education with e-learning methods in maintenance and repairs of hybrid and electric vehicles. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Mar 2017, at 11:00

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Slovakia should keep its carmakers

The development of the automotive industry has no alternative in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Mar 2017, at 11:00

The automotive industry is the driving force of the industrial production in Slovakia.

Kia Motors Slovakia has new head

Before coming to Kia Motors Slovakia, Dae-Sik Kim led the corporate planning team in Hyundai Motor Group. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Mar 2017, at 8:00

Kia plant near Žilina.

Slovak cars dominate in Algeria

As many as 134,100 passenger cars were sold in the former French colony in 2015. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Mar 2017, at 8:00

PSA plant in Tranva.

E-cars get the green light

In Slovakia, 168 electric cars sold in 2016. After the government introduced a subsidy, there have already been 97 applications so far in 2017. Peter Adamovsky ,17. Mar 2017, at 6:30

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Lack of qualified labour drives up wages

As the pool of people to fill vacancies shrinks, salaries rise. Jana Liptáková ,13. Mar 2017, at 6:50

Trnava may benefit from PSA’s purchase of Opel

Slovak expert in car production recalls that the Trnava plant has the best quality production within the PSA Group. Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Mar 2017, at 22:39

Employees work on the new Citroen C3 Picasso in the PSA Peugeot Citroen Slovakia plant in Trnava.

Peugeot will become European carmaker no. 2

The car-making company Opel will change hands, French PSA Groupe thus becoming the second biggest carmaker in Europe. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Mar 2017, at 13:46

PSA Peugeot Citroen in Trnava

Capital to tax non-Bratislavans more

The city authorities increased the fee from €1.65 to €1.70 a month. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Mar 2017, at 5:30

Volkswagen Slovakia in Bratislava.

PSA Peugeot Citroen will increase salaries, finds agreement with unions

After five months of bargaining, management and unionists achieved an agreement on salary hikes. Compiled by Spectator staff ,2. Mar 2017, at 13:27

PSA Peugeot Citroën

Shortage of qualified labour hits Slovakia

Difficulty in hiring qualified labour has been a main complaint of businesses in Slovakia for some time. Jana Liptáková ,2. Mar 2017, at 6:25

Lack of qualified labour needs to be addressed

After visiting carmaker PSA in Trnava, PM Fico says that people do not want to work even for more than €1,300. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Feb 2017, at 22:08

PSA Groupe Slovakai in Trnava

Industrial park for Jaguar will be smaller

Changes are necessary as some of the originally considered plots will not be needed. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Feb 2017, at 23:42

The construction site near Nitra

Kia negotiations stuck

Trade unions have asked for a higher increase in salaries and are ready to strike. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Feb 2017, at 13:37

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.

Germans will distribute cars from Nitra’s JRL plant

The state-run freight carrier Cargo did not succeed in its bid, but is still discussing the distribution of suborders with the German firm. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Feb 2017, at 21:46

Jaguar Land Rover’s construction site

Trnava-based carmaker PSA gets new head as of March

Previous general director goes to the carmaker's headquarters in Paris. Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Feb 2017, at 21:30

PSA plant in Trnava

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