Category Archives: Czech Republic

Press Releases & News from Czech Republic distributed via EuropaWire

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

Winners of Global Education Innovation Award

Global Education Network Europe announces the winners of the Global Education Innovation Award 2017 Dublin, Ireland, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GENE – Global Education Network Europe – wishes to recognise the importance of innovation in Global Education through its Global … Read the full press release

Skanska to invest in 12,000 square meters office building in Prague, Czech Republic

STOCKHOLM, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska invests EUR 27M, about SEK 260M in the office project Praga Studios in Prague, Czech Republic. The seven-floor building will offer a total leasable area of about 12,000 square meters. Praga Studios is located in … Read the full press release

The ŠKODA FAVORIT hatchback was introduced 30 years ago on 16 September 1987

Mladá Boleslav, 18-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ​30 years ago, ŠKODA entered a new era with the introduction of the modern FAVORIT hatchback.​ The premiere on 16 September 1987 at the International Engineering Fair in Brno marked a turning point for the … Read the full press release

Sika enhances its presence in the Czech market with acquisition of leading manufacturer of waterproofing and roofing systems KVK Holding

ZUG, 06-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has agreed to acquire KVK Holding a.s, headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, a leading manufacturer of waterproofing and roofing systems as well as a wide range of mortar products. KVK generated sales of CHF 42 … Read the full press release

The BMW S 1000 RR racers reigned on the Horiče street circuit in the Czech Republic

The BMW S 1000 RR racers reigned on the Horiče street circuit in the Czech Republic; at the penultimate round of the 2017 International Road Racing Championship (IRRC), they celebrated a double top-six lockout. Marek Červený won both races, with … Read the full press release

Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler secured their sixth consecutive win of the 2017 season for ŠKODA

Jan Kopecký, co-driver Pavel Dresler and the ŠKODA FABIA R5 are undefeated in Czech Rally Championship (MČR) since April 2015, victorious on all 16 rallies they participated After a thrilling fight Kopecký/Dresler added Barum Czech Rally Zlín to winning streak … Read the full press release

Skanska sold the office building Five in Prague, Czech Republic to a real estate fund

STOCKHOLM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has sold the office building Five in Prague, Czech Republic, to a real estate fund managed by TRIUVA Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft for EUR 50M, about SEK 480M. The transaction will be recorded by Skanska Commercial Development Europe … Read the full press release

ŠKODA students designed and built electric buggy called ŠKODA ELEMENT

22 ŠKODA students from nine different professional fields have designed and built the fourth apprentice car since 2014. The electric buggy’s name is ŠKODA ELEMENT. MLADA BOLESLAV, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Every year, students from ŠKODA design and build a … Read the full press release

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) approves ten new loans worth EUR 810 million for social projects

NICOSIA, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (16 June 2017), at its meeting held in Nicosia, the Administrative Council of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) approved ten new loans worth € 810 million. This brings the total amount approved for … Read the full press release

ŠKODA’s Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic rolls out one millionth SUPERB

Mladá Boleslav, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ŠKODA has produced the one millionth SUPERB. The milestone vehicle, a top-of-the-range Laurin & Klement saloon, left the production line at ŠKODA’s Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic. ​The current third generation has made a … Read the full press release

ŠKODA launches new compact SUV ŠKODA KAROQ

Mladá Boleslav, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The name KAROQ and its spelling originate from the language of the Alutiiq, an indigenous tribe who live on an island off the southern coast of Alaska. ​For the name of the new compact SUV, … Read the full press release

MTG Sells 50% Of Their Shareholding in FTV Prima Holding to Denemo Media

STOCKHOLM, 01-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG has completed the sale of its 50% shareholding in FTV Prima Holding to Denemo Media for a total cash consideration of EUR 116 million (approximately SEK 1,110 million). Previously announced sale of Czech TV holding … Read the full press release

SKODA joins FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship

Mladá Boleslav, 17-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ŠKODA driver pairing for the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship has been decided. Reigning champs Gaurav Gill/Glen Macneall will complete with Norwegians Ole Christian Veiby/Stig Rune Skjaermœn. ​Both teams enter the competition in ŠKODA FABIA R5 run … Read the full press release

The ŠKODA Motorsport enters the FIA World Rally Championship in 2018 with ŠKODA KODIAQ WRC

ŠKODA Motorsport is entering a new category in the FIA World Rally Championship The successful FABIA R5 will be joined by the KODIAQ WRC destined for the new WRC SUV class The KODIAQ WRC will premiere at the 2018 Rally … Read the full press release

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