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

Volkswagen will scrap 3,000 jobs by June

The number may be even higher if the carmaker fails to win a new model.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Feb 2019, at 13:57

Established in 1991, Volkswagen Slovakia has developed into the biggest private employer in Slovakia.

Volkswagen Bratislava restricts production due to the strike in Hungary

If the strike continues for a longer period of time, the production of some vehicles in the Slovak capital might be stopped completely, analyst predicts.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jan 2019, at 13:41

Audi Hungaria workers on strike in Győr

Kia explains the layoff of its employees

The carmaker responds to the complaints of employees published on Facebook.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Jan 2019, at 14:08

Kia Motors Slovakia in Teplička nad Váhom.

AeroMobil requests type certificate

It aims to certify the first vehicle as a plane with a maximum takeoff weight lower than 1,200 kilograms.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Jan 2019, at 13:32


New alliance will catch the fast-moving battery wave

The country has to foster robust partnerships among researchers, academia and the industrial and public sectors, says EC’s Vice President Maroš Šefčovič.Peter Adamovsky, 14. Jan 2019, at 6:30

Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič would like to see battery production in Slovakia.

Suppliers are an integral part of the automotive industry in Slovakia

Lack of qualified labour is an issue for suppliers, too.Jana Liptáková, 11. Jan 2019, at 9:54

Matador Holding is a premium Slovak Tier 1 supplier of the automotive industry.

Slovakia again breaks record in car production

This year will be extremely demanding for the automotive industry in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Jan 2019, at 6:21

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New support for e-cars to reduce pollution

Action plan will support buyers and infrastructure and allow the use of special registration plates, lanes, zones and parking lots.Peter Adamovsky, 7. Jan 2019, at 13:25

Some leave the car to charge and go shopping.

Jaguar Land Rover does not hide its ambitious electric plans

Building a plant on a green field enabled the installation of different technologiesJana Liptáková, 21. Dec 2018, at 11:30

Alexander Wortberg, operations director of the JLR plant in Nitra

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 model

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 China

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 Slovakia

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

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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 million

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