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

Volkswagen Slovakia suspended production for two weeks

After a traditional summer corporate holiday - focusing on maintenance and repairs, however, business-as-usual will be restored on July 30.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jul 2018, at 14:00

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Volkswagen employees accuse management of discrimination against workers in its Martin plant

Unlike other VW plants in Slovakia, they do not receive compensation benefit for transport and accommodation.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Jul 2018, at 22:10

Volkswagen Slovakia in Bratislava.

Jaguar will need people from abroad for its plant in Slovakia

HR director Nicci Cook says that she sees women and the long-term unemployed as an untapped resource of the work force for the JLR plant in Nitra.Marek Poracky16. Jul 2018, at 13:14

Nicci Cook

Automotive suppliers will invest further millions in Slovakia

Companies apply for help from the state.Marek Poracký10. Jul 2018, at 10:14

One of the three carmakers already producing in Slovakia.

Swiss investor to bring 500 jobs to hungry valley in northern Slovakia

Mubea will manufacture car parts in Kežmarok Industrial Park.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Jun 2018, at 22:35

Kežmarok Mayor Ján Ferenčák, PM Peter Pellegrini, Mubea owner Thomas Muhr and Economy Minister Peter Žiga, from left, tapping the foundation stone of the brand new Mubea plant in Kežmarok Industrial Park.

First 500 jobseekers start training to work in automotive jobs

Neither labour offices nor the automotive industry dare to estimate to what extent the project will be successful.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Jun 2018, at 22:32

Japanese company to start production near KošicePhoto

The New Japanese investor will allegedly open up more than 1,000 jobs.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Jun 2018, at 13:48

Opening of the Košice-based MinebeaMitsumi plant, June 15 2018.

Slovak government will provide special treatment for Volkswagen Slovakia

It will help with recruiting new employees, including from abroad.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Jun 2018, at 23:51

PM Peter Pellegrini and Ralf Sacht, chairman of the Board of Management at Volkswagen Slovakia, from right

Employees at PSA Peugeot will not strike

Trade unions failed to collect enough signatures, agreeing on a salary increase with the carmaker’s management.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Jun 2018, at 14:04

Groupe PSA Slovakia plant in Trnava.

Jaguar Land Rover will move all production of Discovery to Slovakia

The plant in Nitra is expected to launch production in late 2018.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Jun 2018, at 22:45

The hungry valleys get investor

A German automotive supplier wants to invest €33 million in Veľký Krtíš.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Jun 2018, at 1:04

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Jaguar will kick off its production in early SeptemberPhoto

The company has recently opened a training academy to educate its future staffers.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. May 2018, at 13:55

Jaguar Land Rover plant in Nitra

Kažimír: We are in the finals in the fight for a fifth carmaker

As for the rumour of a fifth carmaker coming to Slovakia, the finance minister hints that it is a brand locals already know.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. May 2018, at 13:58

One of three existing Slovak carmakers...

Main industrial regions report lack of accommodation capacity

New staff quarters should meet current accommodation standards and provide space for sporting activities and spending free timeCompiled by Spectator staff, 18. May 2018, at 15:25

Trade unionists at PSA Peugeot announce strike alert

The local trade union is complaining that their wages are the lowest of the three major carmakers in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. May 2018, at 22:24

PSA plant in Trnava.

Kia launches production of third-generation Ceed

Most significant changes made in the safety and greening of available enginesCompiled by Spectator staff, 3. May 2018, at 13:41

The third generation of Kia Ceed

Bratislava Autosalón car show has begunPhoto

More than 80 Slovak premieres and 50 car brands are involved in the popular car show in Incheba, Bratislava.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Apr 2018, at 23:08

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 exhibited at Autosalón Bratislava, April 24, 2018.

Kia reaches an agreement on salaries

Apart from salaries, the employees will also receive more for night shifts. Some will even receive one extra day off.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Apr 2018, at 22:49

Kia Motors Slovakia in Teplička nad Váhom.

Volkswagen continues to grow in SlovakiaPhoto

Last year’s car production was slightly below 2016’s numbers due to launch of new models.Jana Liptáková, 17. Apr 2018, at 6:01

The third-generation Volkswagen Touareg

Kia trade unionists declare strike alert after failed wage negotiations

They gave the carmaker’s management until Friday to provide them with an acceptable offer.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Apr 2018, at 22:58