Category Archives: Czech Republic

Press Releases & News from Czech Republic distributed via EuropaWire

Swiss start-up ClearSpace SA signs €86 million contract with ESA for the world’s first debris removal mission

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 26-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Space Agency (ESA), an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space, has announced it signed a €86 million contract with an industrial team led by the … Read the full press release

Sweden and Saab Gripen proposal offers long-term solution that will boost the Croatian defence industry

Sweden has submitted a proposal of 12 new Gripen C/D fighter aircraft to Croatia (PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 9-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, representatives of the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Embassy in Croatia submitted the government-to-government proposal … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO reached impressive production milestone of 13 million current-generation gearboxes

ŠKODA AUTO makes three different types of transmission for Volkswagen Group at its Mladá Boleslav and Vrchlabí sites Production at ŠKODA AUTO is continuously optimised, automated and digitalised in line with Industry 4.0 principles (PRESS RELEASE) MLADÁ BOLESLAV, 20-Aug-2020 — … Read the full press release

ŠKODA’s new all-electric SUV to debut on 1 September in Prague

Silhouette offers a foretaste of the new all-electric SUV from ŠKODA ENYAQ iV is ŠKODA’s first model based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) (PRESS RELEASE) MLADÁ BOLESLAV, 22-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Czech automobile manufacturer ŠKODA, part of … Read the full press release

ŠKODA automates ordering and supply of components at its Vrchlabí plant

Internet of Things (IoT) technologies enable further automation at the high-tech Vrchlabí site CNC processing lines automatically order parts, supplied by automatic robots that report back for duty with their load carriers Automation of component ordering and supply is yet … Read the full press release

Czech Republic: Atos supercomputers Anselm and Barbora made available to researchers in support of their fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Atos supercomputers Anselm and Barbora made available to researchers in support of their fight against COVID-19 pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) PRAGUE, 7-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading digital transformation company Atos SE announced it has made two supercomputers at IT4Innovations, the national supercomputing center at the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, available to researchers and businesses conducting research that is … Read the full press release

Czech Republic: Skanska to upgrade the old D1 Motorway under CZK 1.4 billion agreement

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 22-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Construction and development company, Skanska, is set to modernize the 14-kilometer D1 motorway in Czech Republic under the CZK 1.4 billion (SEK 580 million) contract with the Road and Motorway Directorate.  The oldest … Read the full press release

EURid announces winners of its SAFEonLINE Art Competition

(PRESS RELEASE) DIEGEM, Belgium, 10-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EURid announces winners of its SAFEonLINE Art Competition. The competition was launched last October 2019 by the .eu domain name registry and was open to secondary schools students across Slovakia and the … Read the full press release

UniCredit recognised as the Best Private Bank in CEE and the Best Private Bank in Austria, Czech Republic and Romania at the World’s Best Private Banks Awards 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 19-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit named Best Private Bank in Central & Eastern Europe by Global Finance magazine in its fifth annual World’s Best Private Banks Awards 2020. UniCredit also earned another regional award, as the Best … Read the full press release

Central European Online Travel Agency Group Szallas.hu PLC. further strengthens its international presence

Hungary-based OTA Szallas.hu PLC. has completed the acquisition of intercountry booking site ‘Utazok.hu’ and Maiutazás Group, closing its high-value transactions in the region. After buying ‘Spanie.pl’, merging with HOTEL.CZ a.s. and taking partial ownership of ‘Travelminit’ in the past two … Read the full press release

Eurovia selected for €60 million railway line refurbishment in Prague, Czech Republic

(PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 7-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurovia selected to refurbish the 6 km railway section between Lysá and Labem and Èelákovice northeast of Prague. The contract is part of a joint venture with Elektrizace železnic that was awarded … Read the full press release

Loan Agreement signed by Legion Finance Trade Limited and Triskata International for Installation of 680MW of Power Plant

(PRESS RELEASE) PRAGUE, 6-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Legion Finance Trade Limited Group signed a loan agreement in the aggregate amount of up to 897 million Euro on the 5th of May with Triskata International, a company incorporated in the … Read the full press release

Salini Impregilo and its JV partner Doprastav of Slovakia to build Lot 2 of a section of the D3 highway in southern Czech Republic

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 6-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Salini Impregilo and its JV (joint venture) partner Doprastav of Slovakia landed a contract for the building of Lot 2, which is a section (12.53 kilometres) of the D3 highway in the south of … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group in India to restructure its management in order to use the existing synergies more efficiently

More efficient use of synergies: under ŠKODA’s leadership, Volkswagen Group establishes new management structure in India from 1 January 2019 Gurpratap Boparai, currently Managing Director of ŠKODA AUTO India Private Limited (SAIPL), to also become Managing Director of Volkswagen India … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO celebrates grand opening of an automatic small parts warehouse at the main plant in Mladá Boleslav

ŠKODA AUTO has invested around 8 million euros in its small parts warehouse in Mladá Boleslav Robots transport small parts from the automatic warehouse to the assembly line High level of automation increases the efficiency of processes in production logistics … Read the full press release

The only preserved specimen of twelve Laurin & Klement BSC ever built now at the ŠKODA Museum exhibition in Mladá Boleslav

The 110-year-old two-seater now in original condition Only preserved specimen of twelve Laurin & Klement BSC ever built Major mechanical vehicle components including the engine are original parts from 1908 MLADÁ BOLESLAV, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Laurin & Klement type … Read the full press release

Milestone: ŠKODA AUTO’s Mladá Boleslav plant built its seven millionth MQ 200 gearbox since the plant began manufacturing the transmissions

ŠKODA AUTO is currently investing 65 million euros in stepping up gearbox production ŠKODA AUTO’s manufacturing of transmissions plays a key role in Volkswagen Group’s production network Gearbox production is consistently centred on the principles of Industry 4.0 MLADÁ BOLESLAV, … Read the full press release

Hungarian coding bootcamp opens in Prague in order to train career changers looking to enter the IT industry

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — By 2020 almost 500,000 ICT jobs may remain unfilled in Europe according to European Commission’s estimate. Coding bootcamps offer one way in which this issue can be addressed, by reeducating career changers looking to … Read the full press release

Orkla to create one strong food company in the Czech Republic and Slovakia with the integration of Hamé and Vitana

OSLO, 04-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The companies are both owned by Orkla but have been run as separate entities. Vitana has been a part of Orkla since 2013, and Hamé since 2016. The integrated company will be named Orkla Foods Česko … Read the full press release

ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier received the ‘Eurostar’ award for ‘CEO of the Year’

Industry Magazine Automotive News Europe awards ‘Eurostar’ award for ŠKODA CEO’s outstanding achievements Award recognizes dynamic sales growth, excellent business results and attractive new models from ŠKODA under Maier’s leadership Bernhard Maier: “This prize belongs to all ŠKODA employees” MLADA … Read the full press release

More than 20 classic cars from the Volkswagen Group and Autostadt collections at the Sachsen Classic 2018

16th edition of the long-standing rally to run from 23 to 25 August with Volkswagen’s support Volkswagen Classic participating with ‘fired-up’ modern classics and sporty Beetles 560 kilometres through Saxony, the Ore Mountains and the Czech Republic WOLFSBURG, 20-Aug-2018 — … Read the full press release

Aegon to sell its businesses in Czech Republic and Slovakia to NN Group for EUR 155 million

The HAGUE, 16-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Aegon has agreed to sell its businesses in Czech Republic and Slovakia for EUR 155 million to NN Group. The transaction is consistent with Aegon’s strategic objective to optimize its portfolio and capital allocation … Read the full press release

ŠKODA to present a second new variant of the compact SUV KAROQ at the Paris Motor Show 2018 in October

2.0 TSI with 140 kW (190 hp): The most powerful petrol engine in the series Sports bumpers, 18-inch alloy wheels and sports seats as standard World premiere at the Paris Motor Show 2018 Mladá Boleslav, 07-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With … Read the full press release

International logistics company cargo-partner to lease 12,450 sqm at Logicor Park Prague Airport

Logicor has agreed a lease agreement with international logistics company cargo-partner for all 12,450 sqm of Building 4 at Logicor Park Prague Airport. LONDON, 26-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Logicor Park Prague Airport is located in Dobrovíz, near Václav Havel Airport, 20km … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group China, Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp. and SEAT to establish new R&D center on developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies

Volkswagen Group China, the car company JAC and SEAT will together set up a new R&D center for developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies by 2021; launch of a competitive BEV platform in planning SEAT to become a … Read the full press release

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Manesta Programmatic Agency are specialists at data collection, interpretation of smart analysis, and development of extremely unique advertising solutions that make brands stand out from their direct competition. PRAHA, Czech Republic, 05-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Standing out in a crowd of competitors is no … Read the full press release

Siemens-Škoda consortium to supply 50 express cars for international lines of Czech national transport company České dráhy

The Czechs can look forward to the most modern passenger cars in Europe. National transport company České dráhy has ordered them from the Siemens-Škoda consortium for its long-distance lines. The supermodern, comfortable vehicles combine the benefits and experience gained from … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO and Volkswagen Group to confront the dynamics of the Indian car market with ‘INDIA 2.0’ project

Volkswagen Group is investing one billion euros in the implementation of the project Together, ŠKODA AUTO and Volkswagen will develop new models in the A0 segment for the Indian market The first model to appear as part of the project … Read the full press release

Leading exporters selected LBBW as the best bank for export financing in the EMEA

PRAGUE, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading exporters have chosen LBBW as the best bank for export financing in the EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa) economic area. Yesterday in Prague, LBBW received the 2017 Regional Exporters’ Choice Award from well-known specialized information service … Read the full press release

The ŠKODA AUTO Kvasiny plant to undergo the most comprehensive modernization and expansion in its history; annual production will increase to more than 300,000 units

ŠKODA AUTO Kvasiny plant opens multifunctional competence centre Testing and quality centre, logistics centre, storage areas for pre-series vehicles and event hall in one facility Production capacity set to rise to more than 300,000 vehicles per year KVASINY,  Czech Republic, … Read the full press release