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

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 have used the temporary kurzarbeit scheme during the ongoing pandemic.
The reason is a lack of semiconductor components. 26. Apr 2021, at 17:42
Oliver Grünberg, chairman of the board of Volkswagen Slovakia
The Covid-19 pandemic reduced car production in the Slovak arm of the German carmaker last year. 22. Apr 2021, at 17:22
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One of Slovakia's automotive plants had to halt production last month for the same reason. 21. Apr 2021, at 11:20
The automotive industry contributed to good industrial production numbers.
Other carmakers not reporting any problems for now. 15. Mar 2021, at 17:55
Carmakers in Slovakia also produce electric battery and hybrid car models.
Carmakers manufactured 11 percent less cars than in 2019. 18. Jan 2021, at 18:11
The autimotive industry is one of main pillars of the Slovak economy.
ZAP proposes to use Recovery Fund money to build new alternative fuel charging stations. 30. Dec 2020, at 15:53
The Hydrogen Technology Research Centre (CVVT) is to be launched at the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021 in Košice to do R&D in this field.
Economy minister promises extensive support for hydrogen technologies in Slovakia. 30. Nov 2020, at 14:21
Oliver Grünberg, chairman of the board of Volkswagen Slovakia, bringing details about teh €1 billion investment to Bratislava.
Production of two new models will balloon the labour force by 2,000 from current 12,100 people. 19. Nov 2020, at 19:32
The CEIT’s automated guided vehicle in action at the Volkswagen Slovakia plant in Bratislava.
Slovak-made innovations make their way to the world through transnational companies. 19. Nov 2020, at 16:52
The very first VW Passat produced in the Bratislava VW plant in December 1991.
Moving production of the Volkswagen Passat and Škoda Superb to Bratislava will account for half of the planned €1 billion investment. 16. Nov 2020, at 18:02
Volkswagen Slovakia has already interrupted production.
The investment is higher than the Igor Matovič government has hoped for. 9. Nov 2020, at 11:44
A fly test of the AirCar prototype.
AeroMobil and AirCar among a handful of firms working on special concept. 2. Nov 2020, at 15:02