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

The automotive industry contributed to good industrial production numbers.
Other carmakers not reporting any problems for now. 15. mar15. 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. jan18. 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. dec30. 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. nov30. 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. nov19. 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. nov19. 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. nov16. Nov 2020, at 18:02
Volkswagen Slovakia has already interrupted production.
The investment is higher than the Igor Matovič government has hoped for. 9. nov9. 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. nov2. Nov 2020, at 15:02
The Bratislava plant of Volkswagen maintained strict measures also in the summer.
Biggest employers have introduced measures, they do not want to talk about possible layoffs. 21. okt21. Oct 2020, at 17:40
Illustratory stock photo
The mass production is expected to start next year. 12. okt12. Oct 2020, at 11:16
Volkswagen Touareg R
It will roll down from production lines on the 10th anniversary of manufacturing the first hybrid vehicle. 28. sep28. Sep 2020, at 17:47
Amazon’s returns centre in Sereď is an example of a successful US project in Slovakia.
Slovak-US relations, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on US companies in Slovakia and the story of the first factory for electric car batteries in Slovakia are among the highlights of the latest Business Focus. 28. sep28. Sep 2020, at 7:56
Project of InoBat Auto and Wildcat Discovery Technologies will move Slovakia forward in one of the fastest growing areas – electromobility.
InoBat Auto will be the first supplier of tailor-made car batteries. 8. sep8. Sep 2020, at 7:10
Porsche sign, illustrative stock photo
The investment is good news for the automotive industry during the coronavirus crisis. 17. aug17. Aug 2020, at 11:36
Illustratory stock photo.
Support for businesses in the coronavirus-induced crisis unevenly distributed, analysis shows. 17. júl17. Jul 2020, at 15:48

Autonomous cars: Attainable reality or outlandish dream?

A flying Aero 4.0
Questions of morality must be answered before we put autonomous vehicles on the road. 6. júl6. Jul 2020, at 10:05
Robots assemble vehicles in the carmaker Kia Motors Slovakia.
The automotive industry introduced the most robots. 25. jún25. Jun 2020, at 14:05
Jaguar Land Rover in Nitra restored its production.
Plant currently running one-shift operation. 19. máj19. May 2020, at 0:53
Illustrative stock photo
A study compares measures to combat the impact of the coronavirus crisis in seven European countries. 7. máj7. May 2020, at 14:05