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Kia unveils new model of cee’d to be produced in ŽilinaPhoto

The carmaker is already preparing for production of the new model Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Sep 2017, at 23:34

Concept Kia KED-12.

Volkswagen kicks off production of “Made in Slovakia” Porsche CayennePhoto

The first of three new SUV models to be produced in Bratislava. Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Sep 2017, at 14:50

The new Porsche Cayenne, front.

Automotive industry dominates the CEE region

Carmaker Volkswagen Slovakia jumps to fifth place within the CEE Top 500 companies Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Sep 2017, at 0:05

Volkswagen Slovakia has just started manufacturing Porsche Cayenne cars

Porsche presents the new “Made in Slovakia” CayennePhoto

For now, only six-cylinder petrol engines are on offer for the the first model produced in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,31. Aug 2017, at 15:31

The new Porsche Cayenne

Jaguar considers electro-mobiles for Nitra

JLR is expanding the originally planned facility Nitra. The possible reason behind may be the production of electro-mobiles in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Aug 2017, at 14:14

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

Jaguar plant in Nitra will be bigger

The carmaker plans to add a new facility and employ more people. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Aug 2017, at 14:06

Jaguar Land Rover plant near Nitra is under construction

Volkswagen is looking for 1,000 new staffers

The carmaker plans to hire Slovaks, but may also employ foreigners. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Aug 2017, at 2:02

Volkswagen Slovakia

New investor coming to northern Slovakia

One of Kia’s biggest suppliers of plastic components is coming to the Kysuce region. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Aug 2017, at 14:03

Seoyon E-hwa products form Považská Bystirca plant.

Inspection uncovers illegal employment at Jaguar Land Rover in Slovakia

The car-maker registered some employees with the local social security provider late and sent people for a business trip before their contracts began. Compiled by Spectator staff ,1. Aug 2017, at 5:27

The future plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra

British company is interested in loss-making Piešťany airport

Horiba Mira may build a testing and engineering centre for motor vehicles here Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Jul 2017, at 7:01

The airport in Piešťany

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.

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