Category Archives: Czech Republic

Press Releases & News from Czech Republic distributed via EuropaWire

Škoda Auto India Unveils Plans for New Compact SUV to Propel Market Growth

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto India has announced the development of an all-new compact SUV, marking the next phase of its product expansion strategy following the successful launches of the Kushaq and Slavia models. Scheduled for debut in the first half … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Showcases Commitment to Sustainability in New Museum Exhibition

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto’s latest exhibition at the Škoda Museum in Mladá Boleslav highlights the company’s dedication to electrification and sustainability, running until June 16th. Featuring historical and current environmental projects, the exhibit details Škoda’s strategies to reduce emissions throughout … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Group Advisory Services to Address Affordable Housing Shortage in Czechia

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group’s Advisory Services, in collaboration with the Czech Ministries of Finance and Regional Development, is set to tackle the housing shortage affecting approximately 270,000 people in Czechia. The partnership aims to develop a strategic … Read the full press release

EIB Group Investment in Czechia Spurs Greener Infrastructure, Boosts Small Businesses, and Drives Innovation

(IN BRIEF) In 2023, the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) made significant investments totaling €1.88 billion in the Czech Republic, focusing on initiatives to enhance regional development, economic resilience, and environmental sustainability. The largest loan, amounting to €985 million, … Read the full press release

Octavia Revamp: Škoda Auto’s Latest Iteration Shines in New Design

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has unveiled exterior sketches of the refreshed Octavia, the latest iteration of its iconic model that has achieved over seven million sales since its 1996 launch. The new Octavia features refined design elements, including updated headlights, … Read the full press release

Škoda Celebrates Superb’s 90th Anniversary and Showcases Past, Present, and Future at Rétromobile Exhibition

(IN BRIEF) Škoda is marking the 90th anniversary of the Superb’s production launch at the Rétromobile exhibition in Paris, featuring a diverse display of historic and contemporary vehicles. Among the highlights are the iconic Škoda Superb from different eras, the … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Expands into Brunei Market, Aiming for 4% Market Share in 5 Years

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has officially entered the Brunei market, inaugurating its first showroom in Bandar Seri Begawan alongside local partner T.C.Y. Motors. The carmaker is introducing models like the Octavia RS, Kodiaq Sportline from Europe, and the Indian-made Slavia … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Enhances Scala and Kamiq Models with New Features and Sustainability Focus

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has commenced production of the updated Scala compact car and Kamiq city SUV at its Mladá Boleslav plant, introducing new equipment features and advanced assistant systems usually reserved for higher vehicle classes. Notably, sustainable materials are … Read the full press release

Fueling Growth: ORLEN’s European Expansion Strategy Hits 3,500 Service Stations

(IN BRIEF) ORLEN, an energy company, has experienced rapid expansion with acquisitions in Austria, Germany, Slovakia, and Hungary, increasing its foreign station count by nearly a third in the past year. They are finalizing the purchase of over 60 service … Read the full press release

Expansion of Kvasiny Plant Boosts Škoda’s Capacity for Second-Generation Kodiaq SUVs

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has begun series production of its second-generation Kodiaq SUV at the Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic. The company invested €49 million to modernize and expand the production facilities, enabling the plant to produce up to … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto to Elevate In-Vehicle Experience with AI-Based ChatGPT Integration in Laura Voice Assistant

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is integrating the AI-based chatbot ChatGPT into its Laura voice assistant, enhancing the in-vehicle experience for customers. The chatbot, powered by Cerence Chat Pro, will be available in Škoda models based on MEB GP and MQB … Read the full press release

Skanska Invests CZK 1 Billion in Eco-Friendly Residential Project in Prague

(IN BRIEF) Skanska is committing CZK 1 billion (approximately SEK 480 million) to fund the second phase of the Modransky cukrovar residential development project in Prague, Czech Republic. This phase will encompass 126 apartments and six commercial units, and it … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Launches Project ONE Log for Streamlined Logistics Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is embarking on a significant logistics transformation through Project ONE Log, aimed at implementing a unified logistics system using SAP technology. This move involves replacing various existing systems with a standardized SAP solution, streamlining logistics processes … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Ventures into Fortnite with ‘Out of Bounds Odyssey’ to Connect with Gen Z Gamers

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto, known for its innovation in the digital realm, is reaching out to younger audiences by introducing its brand within the popular online video game Fortnite. The carmaker has crafted a unique gaming experience with the Fortnite … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Expands Partnership with Allur in Kazakhstan, Plans Local Assembly and Technical Training Support

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is furthering its collaboration with Allur in Kazakhstan, signing key agreements to solidify their partnership. The focus of this cooperation includes vehicle assembly from Semi Knocked Down (SKD) kits starting next year, exploring local production from … Read the full press release

AFRY Chosen as General Designer for Prague’s Savarin Palace Redevelopment Project

(IN BRIEF) Crestyl Group has selected AFRY as the general designer for the Savarin Palace complex, a prominent urban development endeavor in the heart of Prague, Czech Republic. This project involves the revitalization of a historical area and has been … Read the full press release

Škoda Begins Production of Fourth-Generation Superb at Bratislava Plant, Enhancing Efficiency and Capacity

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has commenced the production of the fourth modern generation of the Superb at the Volkswagen brand plant in Bratislava, just four weeks after its global unveiling near Prague. This strategic move, relocating the Superb’s production from … Read the full press release

Czech and Ukrainian Police Disrupt Prolific Phishing Gang Defrauding Victims Across Europe

(IN BRIEF) Czech and Ukrainian police, with support from Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled a prolific phishing gang responsible for defrauding victims across Europe of tens of millions of euros. The criminal group, which primarily targeted Czech victims, conducted voice … Read the full press release

Logicor Initiates Construction of State-of-the-Art Logistics Park in Czech Republic

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a leading European logistics real estate company, has commenced the construction of its inaugural regional logistics park in the Czech Republic. This site, strategically located near major road connections between Prague and Liberec, is undergoing a two-phase … Read the full press release

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Partners with AFRY to Design Prague’s New Vltava Philharmonic Hall

(IN BRIEF) The renowned Danish architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has selected AFRY as the general designer and local architect for the upcoming Prague concert building, known as the Vltava Philharmonic Hall. BIG’s design, which triumphed in an international … Read the full press release

Škoda Introduces Digital Certificate for Enhanced Transparency in Used Car Sales

(IN BRIEF) Škoda has introduced the Digital Certificate, a digital document that provides verified details about a vehicle’s condition and service history within its warranty period. This certificate compiles data from various sources, including the vehicle’s electronic service book, and … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Teases Fourth-Generation Superb with Exciting Interior and Exterior Features

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has released a teaser clip for the fourth-generation Superb, offering glimpses of its exterior and interior features. The upcoming Superb will feature redesigned LED Matrix beam headlights, LED rear lights with crystalline elements, and elements of … Read the full press release

Škoda Teases Fourth-Generation Superb: Modern Design and Enhanced Features Unveiled

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has unveiled exterior sketches of the fourth-generation Superb, its upcoming ICE flagship model. The new Superb embraces elements of the new Modern Solid design language, featuring sharp lines, dynamic proportions, and upgraded LED Matrix beam headlights … Read the full press release

Lindner Group’s Sustainable Raised Floors Shape Škoda Auto’s New Headquarters

(IN BRIEF) In Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, Škoda Auto is constructing its new Laurin & Klement Campus, set to be the company’s headquarters. The campus, covering 44,000 square meters, will accommodate 1,700 employees and features modern office spaces, a company … Read the full press release

EIB’s Largest-Ever Loan Agreement in Czech Republic Fuels Rail Network Upgrade

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a historic loan agreement worth CZK 24 billion (€992 million) with the Czech Ministry of Finance to support the transformation of the country’s rail network. This monumental financing deal, the largest … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Expands Production and Export Capabilities with New Parts Expedition Centre in India

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has inaugurated a new Parts Expedition Centre in Pune, India, with a 16,000-square-meter facility dedicated to packaging completely-knocked-down (CKD) kits of the Kushaq and Slavia models produced in India. These kits will be exported to Vietnam … Read the full press release

TU Delft and JetBrains Collaborate to Establish AI for Software Engineering Lab (AI4SE)

(IN BRIEF) TU Delft and JetBrains have joined forces to establish the AI for Software Engineering Lab (AI4SE), focusing on the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and software development. This collaboration aims to explore how AI technologies can enhance the … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Set to Re-enter Kazakhstan Market with New Partner Allur Company

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto, the Czech car manufacturer, is making a strategic return to the Kazakhstan market by partnering with Allur Company for sales and production. They have signed a partnership agreement, and starting in early 2024, four Škoda models … Read the full press release

Arriva Secures 10-Year, €50 Million Per Year Contract for 14 Bus Routes in Czech Republic’s Central Bohemia

(IN BRIEF) Arriva, a leading public transport operator, has won 14 separate bus contracts in the first competitive public tender for the Central Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. This achievement solidifies Arriva’s presence in the region for the next … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Teases Second-Generation Kodiaq with Fresh Design Elements Ahead of World Premiere

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is offering a glimpse of its forthcoming second-generation Kodiaq SUV through a video teaser, showcasing both exterior and interior updates. The SUV features elements of Škoda’s new Modern Solid design language, including new tailgate lettering and … Read the full press release

Škoda Teases Next-Gen Kodiaq SUV with Powerful and Emotive Design Elements

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has offered a sneak peek at the exterior design of the upcoming new-generation Škoda Kodiaq, just one week before its world premiere. The sketches reveal a visually striking and modern SUV, showcasing key features such as … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Celebrates Milestone of Three Million SUVs Produced

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is commemorating a significant achievement as it rolls out its three-millionth SUV, a black Škoda Kodiaq Sportline, at the Kvasiny plant in Roasio, Vercelli, Italy. The production milestone underscores Škoda’s substantial growth in the SUV segment … Read the full press release

Škoda’s Pay to Park Service Wins Car Connectivity Award for Price/Performance Ratio

(IN BRIEF) Škoda’s Pay to Park service, developed by Škoda X, the brand’s center for digital services, has been honored with a Car Connectivity Award in the ‘price/performance stars’ category. In a reader poll organized by the German trade magazine … Read the full press release

Škoda’s Superb and Kodiaq Models Ace Rigorous Testing Ahead of World Premieres

(IN BRIEF) Škoda’s upcoming generations of Superb and Kodiaq models have successfully completed an extensive international testing program. Over the course of two years, these vehicles underwent over a million kilometers of testing, exposing them to extreme temperatures ranging from … Read the full press release

EU-Funded CommuniCity Launches its Second Open Call

(IN BRIEF) The CommuniCity project, funded by the European Union, has launched its Second Open Call to address various challenges faced by marginalized communities in European cities. Building on the success of its First Open Call, the project has expanded … Read the full press release

Škoda Unveils Fourth-Generation Superb Hatchback with Enhanced Design and Technology

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is set to introduce the latest iteration of its flagship model series, the Superb, showcasing a refined hatchback version alongside the popular Combi estate. The new Superb hatchback features an evolved Škoda design, marked by a … Read the full press release

ČEPS and RWE Finalize Sale of RWE Gas Storage CZ

(IN BRIEF) State-owned electric power transmission operator ČEPS has finalized the sale of its subsidiary, RWE Gas Storage CZ, to RWE, a German energy company. The Czech Republic’s government approved the purchase, and the contract was signed recently. RWE Gas … Read the full press release

ESET Research Reveals Turkish-Origin CosmicBeetle Group Using Spacecolon Toolset for Ransomware Deployment and Data Theft Globally

(IN BRIEF) ESET Research has conducted an analysis of the Spacecolon toolset, which is utilized to deploy Scarab ransomware variants globally. The toolset is believed to be of Turkish origin and is operated by a group named CosmicBeetle. Spacecolon’s primary … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto’s ‘Offers’ In-Car App Expands to Eight Markets, Bringing Discounts and Convenience to Drivers

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has extended its ‘Offers’ in-car infotainment app to eight markets, offering over 100 discounted products and services accessible from the user’s vehicle. The app is compatible with Škoda vehicles equipped with the latest-generation Amundsen and Columbus … Read the full press release

Škoda Revs Up for 20th Sachsen Classic Rally with a Fleet of Iconic Vintage Models

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Classic team is participating in the 20th Sachsen Classic rally with seven iconic Škoda vehicles built between 1948 and 1988. The rally, known for its focus on regularity and precision rather than speed, starts in Zwickau on … Read the full press release