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

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

Illustratory stock photo

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

Jaguar Land Rover will drive Slovakia’s foreign trade later this year

February trade balance figures no surprise to analysts.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Apr 2018, at 5:04

Jaguar Land Rover plant near Nitra is under construction

Kia has manufactured 3 million vehicles in its Slovak plant

At the end of March, the Korean carmaker marked the three-millionth car produced in the Slovak plant in Teplička nad Váhom.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Mar 2018, at 6:05

Kia Slovkaia produced 3-milllionth car.

VW needs 500 people, including non-EU foreigners

The Slovak Volkswagen plant needs to hire new staffers, and plans to look for some of them in Serbia and the Ukraine.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Mar 2018, at 13:36

PSA will produce electric cars in Trnava, PSA CEO confirmed

After Volkswagen another carmaker will produce e-cars in SlovakiaCompiled by Spectator staff, 8. Mar 2018, at 13:43

New Kia Cee’d will be introduced in GenevaPhoto

The international motor show will present several new models, including those from Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Mar 2018, at 22:02

New Kia Cee'd

German investor is opening new plant in Veľký Krtíš

SAM Automotive will produce door components and roof racks as well as gradually create 800 jobsCompiled by Spectator staff, 6. Mar 2018, at 13:31

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

New Volkswagen Touareg hit Bratislava's streets even before its official premierePhoto

Long-distance world record holder Rainer Zietlow will drive the car to its Beijing premiere later this month.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Mar 2018, at 20:01

Ralf Sacht, left and Rainer Zietlow at the start of Touareg of the third generation.

Slovaks prefer cars to buses more than ever

Slovaks prefer comfort to ecology, current trends in transport suggest, according to statistics.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Feb 2018, at 13:26

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Unionists from carmakers join forces

They are deepening cooperation to make collective bargaining more fruitful.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Jan 2018, at 23:55

Trade unions opt for greater cooperation

Propulsion systems are getting more variable

Automotive industry experts do not see a funeral bell tolling for diesel motor vehicles.Jana Liptáková, 18. Jan 2018, at 6:30