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

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

Illustrative stock photo

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

Illustrative stock photo

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.

The police arrested a car component gang

The organised crime group was detained within the Octopus operation.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. May 2019, at 22:30

The Octopus raid led to the arrest of seven people, who had stolen car components from a company producing them.

Online shopping has moved retail into warehouses

The logistics real estate market prepares for arrival of autonomous vehicles.Jana Liptáková, 21. May 2019, at 15:10

Prologis Park Nitra

Visionary designer believed in his flying car from the very beginning

Štefan Klein: I wouldn’t have had a better career abroad.Jana Liptáková, 7. May 2019, at 8:55

Designer Štefan Klein

The 29th Bratislava Motor Show has begun

A flying car, e-mobility and 60 new models are being premiered at this year's car show in Bratislava.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Apr 2019, at 22:44

The Bratislava Motor show takes place between April 30 and May 5, 2019.

Jaguar Land Rover to produce its new car model in Nitra

The world premiere of the Land Rover Defender is planned for end of 2019.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Apr 2019, at 13:06

Redesigned Land Rover Defender will be produced in Nitra, where Jaguar Land Rover has its plant.

Volkswagen has closed down its smallest factory

In addition, Volkswagen moved its 3D printer, used to create auto parts, from Slovakia to Germany.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Apr 2019, at 21:48

Volkswagen Slovakia has closed down its fourth plant in Haniska, near Košice.