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

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

Logistics real estate developer building a new facility next to JLR in NitraPhoto

Several companies have already shown interest in renting the space. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Oct 2017, at 14:04

The official launch of construction of two halls in Nitra

Companies vie for workers

German firms in Slovakia use various ways to fill vacant positions. Radka Minarechová ,9. Oct 2017, at 12:30

The lack of staffers is a challenge for German firms.

Car show in Nitra offers 35 noveltiesPhoto

The rich programme includes a collection of Fiat 500 cars as well as vintage and tuned cars Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Oct 2017, at 22:58

Autoshow Nitra opened its doors.

Jaguar Land Rover closer to production launch in late 2018

The fourth carmaker in Slovakia has started a massive labour campaign; new workers do not need automotive experiences Jana Liptáková ,5. Oct 2017, at 16:05

Alexander Wortberg, operations director of JLR Slovakia in front of the poester with the model Land Rover Discovery.

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 electric cars 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.

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