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

Car industry presents a clear warning of an economic downturn

It sure seems like there is plenty for the G20 to talk about.Benjamin Cunningham, 2. Dec 2018, at 19:25

Volkswagen Slovakia will be one of clients of SAM Automotive Slovakia.

E-cars are waiting for the right moment

There are about 800 electric vehicles in Slovakia.Peter Adamovsky, 26. Nov 2018, at 6:30

Kia kicks off production of the new ProCeed modelPhoto

More than 300 workers participated in the training held at a Korean research centre.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Nov 2018, at 23:45

Flying car impressed ChinaPhoto

Slovak company AeroMobil signed a cooperation agreement with a luxury car brand at the Shanghai international exhibition.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Nov 2018, at 22:16

AeroMobil at the Shanghai expo.

Volkswagen has paid the most on taxes in Slovakia

The company considers the award as an appreciation of their effort and success in its core business.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Nov 2018, at 22:35

Alexander Matušek: The automotive industry will undergo revolutionary changes

The Slovak Spectator spoke with the new president of the Slovak Automotive Industry Association (ZAP) Alexander Matušek about the challenges the Slovak automotive industry faces and more.Jana Liptáková, 5. Nov 2018, at 13:40

President of the Slovak Automotive Industry Association (ZAP) Alexander Matušek.

Automotive industry gets a boost but also faces challenges

The biggest challenges the automotive industry in Slovakia faces are the ability to remain competitive, the availability of a quality labour force and regulations.Jana Liptáková, 5. Nov 2018, at 13:40

New plant of Jaguar Land Rover in Nitra

The carmaker Jaguar Land Rover ceremonially opens its €1.4 billion brand new facility in SlovakiaPhoto

The British-Indian carmaker Jaguar Land Rover ceremonially opens its €1.4 billion brand new facility in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Oct 2018, at 23:27

The Jaguar Land Rover plant in Nitra ceremonially started production on October 25.

Old cars dominate Slovak roads

Close to four out of ten cars registered are more than ten years old; the import of used cars has increased considerably in Slovakia.Marek Poracký22. Oct 2018, at 20:03

Illustrative stock photo

Jaguar Land Rover will ceremonially launch operations at its €1.4 bln Nitra plant next Thursday

Local trade unions and the carmaker have agreed on a wage rise even before the official launch of production.18. Oct 2018, at 23:25

The new Jaguar Land Rover plant in Nitra

Car industry supplier ZKW expands in Slovakia for €150 millionPhoto

This will be the largest and most cost-intensive expansion in the Austrian company's 80-year history.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Oct 2018, at 6:02

ZKW Slovakia in Krušovice, Slovakia

EC approved Slovakia’s investment aid for Jaguar Land Rover

Last May, the Commission started investigating this state aid, due to suspicions as to whether it fulfils European rules.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Oct 2018, at 13:16

Jaguar carmaker, illustrative stock photo

Czech Conrop opens new plant for production of big bags in TrebišovPhoto

Engineering companies Punch and ZF head to the industrial park in Detva.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Oct 2018, at 22:37

Czech company Conrop expands in Slovakia.

New Kia ProCeed revealed as ‘shooting brake’ estate

The car will be manufactured in Kia Motors’ only plant in Europe near Slovakia’s Žilina.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Sep 2018, at 13:51

New Kia ProCeed

Jaguar Land Rover will commence production in Nitra in the coming weeks

The production of one Land Rover Discovery car takes four days.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Sep 2018, at 5:58

JLR Training Academy in Nitra

Lithuanian minister: If the EU wants to progress, it cannot start with a debate on ethics

Lithuania has discovered new markets after adopting sanctions.Zuzana Kepplová10. Sep 2018, at 22:07

Virginijus Sinkievichus, Lithuanian Economy Minister

Jaguar Land Rover has increased the price of real estate in Nitra by tens of percent

The price of small apartments has almost doubled.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Sep 2018, at 23:41

The new Jaguar Land Rover plant in Nitra

Nitra-based Jaguar production halls have no air conditioning

Measurements show that the temperature limit has been exceeded.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Aug 2018, at 22:05

Jaguar Land Rover plant in Nitra

Minister: Introduction of tariffs on cars imported to the USA from the EU would be unfortunate

Analysts calculate a slight impact on Slovakia's economy based on the automotive industry but warn of a possible trade war.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Aug 2018, at 23:30

US president Donald Trump

Insiders indicate that Jaguar Land Rover in Nitra will start production on September 3

The first model to be manufactured will be the Land Rover Discovery.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Aug 2018, at 22:15