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Adient technology centre announces major growth phase

It is looking for product designers, engineers and test technicians. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. May 2017, at 22:30

Designing new components in Adient in Trenčín.

EC scrutinises state aid for JaguarPhoto

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. May 2017, at 6:24

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

Lozorno boasts most developed plant for assembling car wheels in EuropePhoto

The PTG company has developed tailor-made robots for this assembly plant near Bratislava. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. May 2017, at 23:53

PTG assembly line in Lozorno.

Cabinet approves investment aid for Trnava carmaker

The Slovak cabinet approved investment aid of €18.6 million for Peugeot Citroen Automobiles Slovakia (PCA Slovakia). Slovakia fought for the investment with France, Economy Minister Peter Žiga stated.10. May 2017, at 19:35

PSA Peugeot Citroën

Mercedes-Benz’s new model has European premiere in BratislavaPhoto

From April 27-30, car enthusiasts can view new models at the Autosalón show. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Apr 2017, at 14:01

Mercedes-Benz,S-class, sedan at the Motor Show Bratislava 2017.

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Apr 2017, at 7:33

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.

Slovak AeroMobil starts taking pre-orders for its flying carPhoto

The company is losing a key figure – inventor Štefan Klein. Jana Liptáková ,25. Apr 2017, at 7:14

Prince Albert II of Monaco (r) and Juraj Vaculík, CEO and co-founder of AeroMobil, unveiled the latest prototype of a flying car in Monaco on April 20.

Trade unions at Volkswagen Slovakia threaten general strike

The preparations may start after the April 20 meeting. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Apr 2017, at 13:24

Illustrative stock photo

Blog: Automotive sector in Slovakia: a blessing, which might (soon) turn to a curse

Automotive industry struggles by lack of labour force and rigid legislature.Peter Bukov18. Apr 2017, at 6:50

Volkswagen thrives in Bratislava

The German carmaker has invested €1.9 billion in Bratislava over the last five years. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Apr 2017, at 0:16

Volkswagen Slovakia

New SUV Audi Q8 to be produced only in Bratislava

Bratislava plant is being considered as VW's showcase. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Apr 2017, at 5:14

Audi Q8 concept

Peugeot asks Slovak government for stimulus

Trnava-based PSA Peugeot Citroen applies for a tax holiday amounting to €18.6 million. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Apr 2017, at 23:27

PSA Peugeot Citroen in Trnava

Kia: Our goal is to be a responsible member of the community

Carmaker Kia Motors Slovakia wins the main award, Via Bona, for a responsible large corporation. Jana Liptáková ,4. Apr 2017, at 22:05

Car manufacturing in Kia Motors Slovakai in Teplička nad Váhom.

Jaguar project tagged best of CEE region

The investment, which will be realised close to Nitra, beat an opponent from Poland for the award. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Apr 2017, at 13:53

Jaguar Land Rover’s construction site

Matador opens new pressing plant in NitraPhoto

The new plant will also supply products to Land Rover. Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. Apr 2017, at 21:35

PSA Groupe in Trnava to start recruiting

They will work on new engines whose production is scheduled to start in 2019. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Mar 2017, at 13:11

PSA plant in Tranva.

Trade unionists and management of Kia carmaker agree on higher wages

They will sign the document on Tuesday, March 28.27. Mar 2017, at 22:41

Car manufacturing in Kia Motors Slovakai in Teplička nad Váhom.

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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