Category Archives: Czech Republic

Press Releases & News from Czech Republic distributed via EuropaWire

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

Get Ahead Of Your Business Competition with Customized Advertising Campaigns by Manesta Programmatic Agency

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

The fifth concept car created by students at the ŠKODA Vocational School named ŠKODA SUNROQ

The name perfectly captures the summer appeal of the cabriolet concept based on the compact SUV ŠKODA KAROQ Social media survey: ŠKODA customers and fans submitted hundreds of suggestions for the 2018 student’s car naming 23 students at the ŠKODA … Read the full press release

Škoda Transportation acquires remaining 25% of Transtech; becomes the 100% owner of the only Scandinavian manufacturer of rolling stock in Finland

The Škoda Transportation Group became the 100% owner of the only Scandinavian manufacturer of rolling stock in Finland, the Transtech company. The majority stake in Transtech was purchased by Škoda in August 2015. The agreement to buy the remaining 25 … Read the full press release

European Commission and Europa Nostra announce the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

BRUSSELS/ THE HAGUE, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage … Read the full press release

Anti-rating: No leap of faith here: 15 countries with restrictions on cryptocurrency transactions

Worldcore, an international company that specializes in payment transactions and serves over 300,000 clients in 47 countries, has comprised its own rating of 15 countries where you may encounter problems with cryptocurrency transactions or mining. PRAGUE, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

CEZ Group’s Elevion Group to deliver complete central energy systems for combined electricity, heat, and cold generation for BMW Group’s headquarters and production facilities in Munich

The German Elevion Group, a member of CEZ Group, will deliver complete central energy systems for combined electricity, heat, and cold generation for BMW Group’s headquarters and production facilities in Munich. The delivery should be completed in the second half of … Read the full press release

ZOOM International Introduces GDPR Compliance in 6.3 Release

New Capabilities offer an Industry First—No Additional Product Purchases to Achieve Compliance PRAGUE, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ZOOM International, a leader in call recording, workforce optimization, and compliance software for the omnichannel contact center, today announced support for the European … Read the full press release

World Life Experience is headed to Ljubljana

The lucky participants will be in Ljubljana, Slovenia showing a worldwide audience the wonders of the City, while enjoying hands on involvement with the ZAVOD POVOD Institution, from March 01st to March 11th, 2018. LISBON, Portugal , 28-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

MTG to sell its 95% stake in Nova Broadcasting Group Jsc. in Bulgaria to PPF Group

STOCKHOLM, 21-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG has signed an agreement to sell its 95% shareholding in Nova Broadcasting Group Jsc. (“Nova”) in Bulgaria to PPF Group, the investment company controlled by Petr Kellner. The transaction values 100% of the business at … Read the full press release

ŠKODA OCTAVIA and ŠKODA KAROQ recognised at the ‘Best Cars 2018’ awards

ŠKODA OCTAVIA awarded best imported compact car for the 5th time in a row The new ŠKODA KAROQ is the best import car in the ‘compact SUV / off-road vehicle’ category ŠKODA OCTAVIA the brand’s bestseller worldwide with 419,000 deliveries … Read the full press release

Seven life scientists in Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Portugal and Turkey announced recipients of EMBO Installation Grants

HEIDELBERG, 19-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EMBO announces today seven life scientists as recipients of EMBO Installation Grants. These grants will support the early-career researchers in establishing their independent laboratories in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. EMBO Installation … Read the full press release

ŠKODA celebrates the most successful year in its motorsport history with a ŠKODA FABIA limited edition

1.4 TSI petrol engine with 92 kW/125 hp output and seven speed DSG gearbox Sportier steering wheel, new exclusive sports seats and sports suspension for even sportier handling and performance Special design elements and optional green 17” alloy wheels typical … Read the full press release

Dassault Systèmes to help I&C Energo transform its engineering services in the European energy sector

European engineering services supplier deploys industry solution experience from Dassault Systèmes’ new streamlined portfolio for Energy, Process & Utilities Improved collaboration, consistent data delivery support and accelerated processes in capital projects Digital transformation of project management and execution is key … Read the full press release

ŠKODA Motorsport to compete at the RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España with two ŠKODA FABIA R5

Driving a ŠKODA FABIA R5 Jan Kopecký wants to repeat his last year’s WRC 2 victory at RallyRACC, the Spanish round of the FIA World Rally Championship As part of ŠKODA Motorsport 2015 Finnish Junior Champion Juuso Nordgren will be … Read the full press release