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

Employee in the Hella production hall.
The German concern Hella built four industrial parks in Slovakia. Jozef Tvardzík24. Oct 2021, at 19:57
One of the new models added to the Voltia e-van fleet.
Voltia is partnering with Stellantis to expand its e-vans and adapt them for urban delivery. 22. Oct 2021, at 14:02
Martin Hojsík
Gazprom is tightening the taps and gas prices are rising, claims MEP Martin Hojsík. Eva Frantová21. Oct 2021, at 11:45
The test hall of the technological company Asseco CEIT in Žilina looks a bit like a playground.
Yellow-black automated guided vehicles supply production lines with components, assisting in warehouses or serving as an assembly line. 10. Oct 2021, at 6:50
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The first one will be between Handlová and Prievidza. Filip Režný23. Sep 2021, at 17:16
InoBat battery
The Slovak company is already working on a new generation of batteries. 17. Sep 2021, at 14:08
The new R&D center Hella Group opened in Bánovce nad Bebravou will employ up to 100 designers.
Hella Group is opening a development centre in western Slovakia 27. Aug 2021, at 14:13
The first Slovak prototype hydrogen bus was manufactured by Rošero P in cooperation with the Technical University in Košice.
The prototype will be presented at the Expo in Dubai. 6. Aug 2021, at 15:26
Volkswagen Bratislava
Current recruitment of new staff not related to the planned expansion of production. 29. Jul 2021, at 16:26
Carmakers in Slovakia have to halt car production due to a lack of microchips, too.
The waiting period has more than doubled, operating leasing company reports. 13. Jul 2021, at 11:08
PSA workers in Trnava assemble cars June 5, 2020
Investment worth €180 million should include e-vehicles. 28. Jun 2021, at 17:52
Hydrogen refuelling.
Right now, the closest refuelling station is in Vienna. 22. Jun 2021, at 11:18
Production in Trnava will be suspended on Monday and Tuesday. 21. Jun 2021, at 11:07
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The carmaker said that only the manufacture of SUV vehicles will be affected. 16. Jun 2021, at 18:22
InoBat Auto plans to produce first bateries in Voderady within one year.
High hopes as InoBat announces its investment, prompting comparisons to Eset. 9. Jun 2021, at 16:07
Marián Boček, CEO of InoBat Auto, during the official launch of reconstruction works of the new facility.
EV battery developer and producer InoBat Auto has launched reconstruction of a former logistics and production hall into an EV battery R&D centre and pilot line. 2. Jun 2021, at 17:19
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Volkswagen came to the Slovak capital in 1991. 31. May 2021, at 17:46
Several car producers have had to suspend their production in recent weeks. 24. May 2021, at 17:36
Car production in Kia Motors Slovakia in Teplička nad Váhom.
The Covid-19 pandemic slashed car production by 11 percent last year. A look at more detailed car production statistics from 2020. 28. Apr 2021, at 17:54
Carmakers in Slovakia have to halt car production due to a lack of microchips, too.
The reason is a lack of semiconductor components. 26. Apr 2021, at 17:42
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