Category Archives: Czech Republic

Press Releases & News from Czech Republic distributed via EuropaWire

Skanska to build highway section between Staré Město – Moravský Písek in Czech Republic for EUR 77M

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 19-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational construction and development company Skanska announces that it has signed a EUR 77M (SEK 780M) worth contract with National Highway Authority of the Czech Republic for the construction of a highway section … Read the full press release

Tour de France 2021 trophies for the winners made by ŠKODA Design inspired by Bohemian crystal art

This year’s Tour de France trophy reflects what cycling is all about: Nature, ecology and clean energy Striking design inspired by Bohemian crystal art ŠKODA Design has been creating the Tour de France winners’ trophies since 2011 ŠKODA AUTO official … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav starts the production of the 4th generation ŠKODA FABIA based on VW’s MQB-A0 platform

ŠKODA AUTO has invested 110 million euros in modifying its production lines Fourth-generation ŠKODA FABIA is based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform More than 4.5 million units delivered since the first-generation model was introduced in 1999 Small car from the … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO Sustainability Report 2019/2020: recycling of all disposable waste; CO2-neutral production at Vrchlabí; unbureaucratic help in combating COVID-19

Clearly defined sustainability targets are an integral part of ŠKODA AUTO’s corporate strategy Environment: Material or thermal recycling of all disposable waste generated in the production process; CO2-neutral production at the Vrchlabí site. Social responsibility: Comprehensive measures to support relief … Read the full press release

EBRD appoints Elisabetta Falcetti as the new Head for Poland

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 15-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announces the appointment of Elisabetta Falcetti as the new Head in in central Europe and the Baltic states (CEB). EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso has formally introduced … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO names Roland Villinger as head of Corporate and Product Strategy

Roland Villinger will have responsibility for the newly created area of ‘Corporate and Product Strategy’ at ŠKODA AUTO as of 1 June 2021 ‘Corporate Development and Digitalisation’ and ‘Product Strategy and Modular Toolkit Management’ departments to be merged Previous Head … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO supports the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in India with one million euro worth donation

As the Volkswagen Group brand responsible for the region, ŠKODA AUTO donates one million euros to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic in India First part of in-kind and monetary donations is already on their way to the destination Czech car … Read the full press release

COVID-19 ongoing vaccination: ŠKODA AUTO supports Klaudián Hospital in Mladá Boleslav

ŠKODA AUTO is involved in vaccinating its employees against COVID-19 by supporting Klaudián Hospital in Mladá Boleslav To protect employees from coronavirus, ŠKODA implemented over 80 individual measures and restrictions at its plants and offices immediately after the outbreak of … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO marks 30 years of affiliation with Volkswagen Group with special concert featuring the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Charitable gala evening to support the families of victims of the COVID-19 pandemic Special concert performed by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra with principal conductor Semjon Bychkov ŠKODA AUTO has been an integral part of the Volkswagen Group since 1991 (PRESS … Read the full press release

Deka Immobilien acquires Parkview office building in Prague, Czech Republic from Skanska

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 15-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska announces that its Parkview office building located in Prague, Czech Republic has been sold to Deka Immobilien, one of Europe’s leading real estate investors and asset managers, for EUR 77M, about SEK … Read the full press release

UniCredit wins multiple accolades at World’s Best Private Banks Awards for 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 14-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Italian global banking and financial services company, UniCredit has been recognised as the Best Private Bank in Central and Eastern Europe for 2021 by Global Finance, for the 6th year in a row. … Read the full press release

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