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Trnava-based carmaker PSA gets new head as of March

Previous general director goes to the carmaker's headquarters in Paris. Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Feb 2017, at 21:30

PSA plant in Trnava

Carmakers’ trade unions want higher salaries

Trade unionists in Volkswagen and Kia are negotiating for a rise in salaries. Compiled by Spectator staff ,31. Jan 2017, at 14:29

Volkswagen Slovakia plant

Slovakia again breaks car production record

Yet lack of qualified labour remains a challenge. Jana Liptáková ,18. Jan 2017, at 17:00

The carmaker Volkswagen Slovakia launched operations in its new body shop.

Companies ask for investment stimuli totalling millions of euros

Several production companies are asking for investment stimuli. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Jan 2017, at 22:51

Slovaks invest massively in new cars

2016 is a record year for sale of passenger cars. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Jan 2017, at 22:44

Slovak carmakers are heading to another record

Car manufacturers in Slovakia reported a breakthrough last year, making over 1 million cars for the first time ever. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Dec 2016, at 14:53

The new Citroën C3 model to be produced in Trnava.

Interest in electric cars is increasing thanks to support scheme

ZAP initiative has already supported the purchase of 32 electric cars. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Dec 2016, at 23:24

Anniversary: Kia Slovakia have produced 2.5 million cars in ten years

Since the official launch of its production on December 7, 2006, Kia Motors Slovakia has manufactured more than 2.5 million cars and 3.8 million engines. Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Dec 2016, at 23:43

Kia plant near Žilina.

Japanese Minebea company invests in Košice

After several big investments in the west of Slovakia, the biggest investment of the past decade is coming to east of Slovakia: the Japanese company Minebea will create at least 1,100 jobs there. Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Dec 2016, at 13:26

MInebea press conference: L- Minebea Europe general director, Minebea Slovakia CEO Jörg Hoffmann, Economy Minister Peter Žiga and Prime Minister Robert Fico.

Jaguar will produce Discovery in SlovakiaPhoto

The new plant will be the only place to produce the model expect for Solihull. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Nov 2016, at 23:41

Jaguar symbol

Spin-off brings growth opportunities

Adient wants to make seats not just for cars, but also trains and aircraft. Jana Liptáková ,28. Nov 2016, at 7:00

Testing seats at the Trenčín Technological Centre.

Volkswagen to hire new people in Martin

The carmaker will invest €5.5 million and create 30 new jobs. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Nov 2016, at 22:46

Volkswagen plant in Martin

Job cuts at VW should not affect Slovakia

VW'S Bratislava plant is looking for hundreds of employees. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Nov 2016, at 21:31

Volkswagen plant in Bratislava

Minister Ěrsek ignores EU investigation committee in Volkswagen case

Despite repeated summons, the Slovak minister of transportation has continued to refuse to appear before the investigation committee of the European Parliament. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Nov 2016, at 13:10

Minister Árpár Érsek

Hyunnam to expand production

The company plans to increase the number of its employees to 240. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Nov 2016, at 23:56

Hyunnam expanded the production also in 2014.

State supports purchase of electric and hybrid cars with €5.2 million

The primary endeavour is to increase the number of these cars to some 1,000 by the end of 2017. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Nov 2016, at 7:06

New trade union organisation at Volkswagen grows

VW management does not want to get involved in the matter. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Oct 2016, at 22:54

Zoroslav Smolinský

German car parts producer Schaeffler eyes Slovakia

The company already operates two factories in Slovakia with 10,000 employees. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Oct 2016, at 22:44

VW scandal affected sales mainly outside Europe

While there was a slump after the Dieselgate scandal of VW, linked to cars made in Slovakia, sales have mostly evened out. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Oct 2016, at 12:46

German carmaker Volkswagen Slovakia.

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