Category Archives: Czech Republic

Press Releases & News from Czech Republic distributed via EuropaWire

Škoda Transportation further invests into its ancillary plants to meet demands on efficient and environmentally-sound production

Škoda Transportation has invested around 80 million Czech crowns in the ancillary plants at Škoda factory premises in Plzeň. The investment was mainly aiming at increasing production capacities and boosting efficiency in the production of new trams, locomotives and trains. Opening … Read the full press release

L’équipe française remporte le prix paneuropéen Farming by Satellite

Le lauréat du 3ème Prix Farming by Satellite visant à promouvoir le recours aux technologies satellitaires dans le domaine de l’agriculture, a été désigné le lundi 23 janvier à l’occasion de l’International Green Week de Berlin. La gagnante toutes catégories … Read the full press release

The path towards the autonomous vehicles passes through the European satellites

PRAGA, Czech Republic, 16-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The future of the autonomous driving is “made-in Europe”. The European Agency for the global navigation satellite systems (GSA) has kicked-off ESCAPE, a three-year and 5.4 M€ project to exploit the services offered … Read the full press release

Gaurav Gill wins his home race to complete a flawless season for ŠKODA in FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC)

Six rounds, six wins: Gaurav Gill wins his home race to complete a flawless season for ŠKODA in the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) Glenn Macneall takes the Co-Driver title – fifth win in a row for ŠKODA in the … Read the full press release

ŠKODA to establish ideas workshop in Prague

ŠKODA establishes ideas workshop in Prague – pilot phase started Mobility of the future – new mobility services and business models for ŠKODA Digitization and connectivity important pillars of ŠKODA Strategy 2025 Mladá Boleslav, 25-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ŠKODA is … Read the full press release

Series production of ŠKODA’s new large SUV model KODIAQ begins in Kvasiny plant

Extensive expansion and modernization of manufacturing facilities for production launch in Kvasiny Seventh series expands ŠKODA’s portfolio in a strongly growing segment Michael Oeljeklaus: “Production launch is an emotional moment for the entire company.” Mladá Boleslav/Kvasiny, 21-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Launch … Read the full press release

CPI PROPERTY GROUP: Czech Office for the Protection of Competition granted a merger clearance for the acquisition of ORCO Property Group

LUXEMBOURG, 30-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ORCO PROPERTY GROUP – Reference to press release of CPI Property Group concerning the obtaining of merger clearance for the acquisition of ORCO Property Group. ORCO PROPERTY GROUP refers its shareholders to a press release published … Read the full press release

The EnerCap Power Fund to refinance its 18 MW Horní Lodĕnice Wind Farm in eastern Czech Republic

PRAGUE, 18-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The EnerCap Power Fund, managed by EnerCap Capital Partners has taken advantage of low interest rates and a forced loan portfolio sale by its existing lender to refinance its 18 MW Horní Lodĕnice Wind Farm in … Read the full press release

ŠKODA reports its best first half-year ever: deliveries up 4.6% to 569,400 vehicles

Best first half-year ever: 569,400 deliveries (up 4.6%) Best June of all time: 98,800 deliveries (up 4.4%) International success: ŠKODA grows in China, Europe and Russia Success models: FABIA, SUPERB and YETI double-digit sales increase Mladá Boleslav, 28-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Five recent ŠKODA wins in a row in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2)

Last year’s winners Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm and Pontus Tidemand/Jonas Andersson in action for the ŠKODA Motorsport works team A total of seven ŠKODA FABIA R5 will compete in the eighth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2) season … Read the full press release

ORLEN Group’s Unipetrol begins construction of new polyethylene unit (PE3) in its Czech production facility in Litvínov

Litvínov, Czech Republic, 09-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (07-06-2016), Unipetrol, a strategic subsidiary of the ORLEN Group, has officially launched the construction of a new polyethylene unit (PE3) in its Czech production facility in Litvínov. The cornerstone laying ceremony was attended by … Read the full press release

ŠKODA designers explain what moves, drives and inspires them in four YouTube videos

Mladá Boleslav, 17-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ​Available online: First of four design films on ŠKODA’s YouTube channel. ŠKODA designers explain what moves, drives and inspires them ​ŠKODA is carrying over their new emotive design language into the SUV segment. The SUV … Read the full press release

ŠKODA to showcase its SUV vision at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show

Outlook: ŠKODA VisionS shows the future of ŠKODA’s SUV portfolio Presence: Modern, powerful, expressive design language Extremely spacious: Now with three rows of seats and a total length of 4.70 m Mladá Boleslav, 02-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ŠKODA communicates their … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO achieves yet another sales record: sold over 1 million vehicles in 2015

In the company’s 120th year, ŠKODA AUTO achieved a new sales record for the second year in a row, selling over 1 million vehicles. Mladá Boleslav, 13-1-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The brand’s global deliveries in their jubilee year increased 1.8% to … Read the full press release

ŠKODA is the recipient of the Connected Car Award 2015 in the ‘Pioneer-Award’ category

Mladá Boleslav, 13-1-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ŠKODA receives ‘Pioneer Award’ for innovative SmartGate system whitch enables access to vehicle data, linking the vehicle to ŠKODA apps. ​ŠKODA has received the Connected Car Award 2015 in the ‘Pioneer-Award’ category for their innovative connectivity … Read the full press release

EP UK Investments Ltd to acquire Lynemouth Power Limited from RWE Supply & Trading GMBH

PRAHA, 11-1-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — EP UK Investments Ltd (EP UK), a subsidiary of Energetický a průmyslový holding (“EPH”), a leading Central European energy group which owns the 2GW Eggborough Power Station, are pleased to announce that agreement has been reached on the purchase of … Read the full press release

ŠKODA: 88,500 vehicles delivered to customers worldwide in October 2015; down 2.7% YoY

ŠKODA records growth in Central Europe, India and China European sales of ŠKODA Fabia and ŠKODA Superb increase in double figures Tense market situation in Russia and Eastern Europe persists Mladá Boleslav, 13-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — ŠKODA delivers 88,500 vehicles … Read the full press release

ŠKODA’s passion for expressive design and their new model versions will be at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA)

Giant: New ŠKODA Superb Combi. Sporty appearance: New ŠKODA Superb SportLine. Over 1,780 km on a single tank: New ŠKODA Superb GreenLine. Racy look: New ŠKODA Rapid Monte Carlo. Bold: New ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine. Horsepower: ŠKODA Octavia RS 230 … Read the full press release

J.D. Power’s 2015 Dependability Study: ŠKODA the most dependable car brand in Great Britain

ŠKODA takes first place in the J.D Power Dependability Study in Great Britain Top overall score for ŠKODA; every ŠKODA model better than the average score; ŠKODA Fabia in third place in the small car category Respondents to the survey … Read the full press release

Abarth celebrates Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team’s double podium finish in Brno, in the Czech Republic

TURIN, 17-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — After the points conquered last week at Indianapolis (USA), the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team scores high again in Brno, in the Czech Republic, where the winner was Jorge Lorenzo, while his team-mate Valentino Rossi came … Read the full press release

Czech HealthCare Institute poll: ŠKODA health insurance ‘ZPŠ’ wins first place in Czech Republic

Mladá Boleslav, 13-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — ŠKODA health insurance ‘ZPŠ’ takes first place in poll by Czech HealthCare Institute for the quality of health insurance. National survey among 156 hospital managers in Czech Republic. ŠKODA gets top marks 2.1; all seven … Read the full press release

ŠKODA sends six classic cars at the 13th Sachsen Classic from 13 to 15 August

Mladá Boleslav, 13-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — ŠKODA is sending six classic cars on the scenic route through Saxony – from the 1926 ŠKODA 430 to the ŠKODA 110 R sports coupé. 13th Sachsen Classic from 13 to 15 August: 180 teams, 628 … Read the full press release

The EnerCap Power Fund to refinance its 18 MW Horní Lodĕnice Wind Farm in Czech Republic

PRAGUE, 12-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The EnerCap Power Fund, managed by EnerCap Capital Partners has taken advantage of low interest rates and a forced loan portfolio sale by its existing lender to refinance its 18 MW Horní Lodĕnice Wind Farm … Read the full press release

MOL Group completed the acquisition of ENI´s Czech and Slovak downstream business including retail network under Agip brand

MOL Group has successfully acquired 125 Agip service stations in Czech Republic and 41 service stations in Slovakia from ENI Retail network expansion confirms MOL Group’s leading role in CEE MOL Group’s retail network grows to more than 1900 service … Read the full press release

New tramcar done with the participation of Škoda Electric premiered at the transportation fair UrTran in Asia

Pilsen, 3-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — At a significant transportation fair UrTran in Asia, a new tramcar, in whose development and manufacturing the Pilsen Company Škoda Electric participated, has had its premiere recently.  It is a modern 100% low-floor five-segment vehicle, … Read the full press release

ŠKODA: Christopher Froome wins the Tour de France 2015; Czech-crystal victory trophies designed by ŠKODA given to winners

Trophies made of Czech crystal for Tour winners. ŠKODA 12th time official partner of Tour de France. New ŠKODA Superb serves as ‘Red Car’. 250 ŠKODAs serve as shuttle vehicles. 16 million fans along the route, around 1.5 billion TV … Read the full press release

ŠKODA works driver Jan Kopecký (CZ) celebrated his third win in the third event of the Czech Rally Championship (MČR)

​ŠKODA works driver remains unbeaten in the Czech Rally Championship Table leader Kopecký reduces large deficit after tyre damage and wins seven special stages in a row Michal Hrabánek: “Potential of the Fabia R5 proven” Hustopeče, 22-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Czech Rally Championship: Two wins from two starts for the new ŠKODA Fabia R5; Jan Kopecký number three after home win

Two wins from two starts so far in the Czech Rally Championship Michal Hrabánek: “Our aim is to follow on from good results so far” New ŠKODA Fabia R5 proves to be both fast and reliable ​Mladá Boleslav, 19-6-2015 — … Read the full press release

Alcatel-Lucent and T-Mobile Czech Republic successfully completed trial of 400G-speed data transport; paving the way for new high-speed ultra-broadband services

First Czech trial of 400G-speed data transport – using  existing network between Prague and Hradec Králové – to obtain an advanced technical solution for the delivery of high capacity services  PARIS, 26-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: … Read the full press release

PKP CARGO obtains consent of the Czech anti-trust office for acquisition of 80% of shares of the Advanced World Transport

PKP CARGO obtained consent of the Czech anti-trust office for acquisition of 80% of shares of the Advanced World Transport. Thus, the last condition necessary to finalize the contract, under which the AWT – second largest rail freight carrier in … Read the full press release