Automotive, page 2

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

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

BMW will not come to Košice, opting for a Hungarian city instead

Slovakia was on the shortlist for BMW’s new plant, the Economy Ministry claims, while experts see more reasons than a lack of infrastructure behind this move.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Jul 2018, at 22:48

MBW, illustrative stock photo

Car sales in Slovakia break records

The number of cars sold in Slovakia continued to increase in the first half of 2018.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Jul 2018, at 13:37

Interior of Škoda Octavia, illustrative stock photo

Carmaker Kia uses a summer holiday shutdown for preparation of novelties

The Kia Sportage will be electrified and the second generation of Kia Cee’d will be replaced by a new version of the Ceed Sportswagon.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jul 2018, at 12:45

Kia Motors Slovakia

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

Illustrative stock photo

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 Košice

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