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14 – 15 Mar. 2017 | Vienna
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30 Mar. – 9 Apr. 2017 | Seoul
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21 – 28 Apr. 2017 | Shanghai
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about czech automotive
With passenger car production at 122 vehicles per 1,000 persons, the Czech Republic has maintained its supreme position among world automotive leaders in terms of per-capita output. It is also among the fifteen largest global passenger car producers by volume.
The Czech automotive industry employs more than 150,000 people and accounts for more than 20% of both Czech manufacturing output and Czech exports. The Czech automotive centre of excellence plays a key role not only in the European but also in the global perspective. Based on the country’s century-long engineering tradition, good infrastructure and skilled workforce, it significantly contributes to automotive manufacturing and R&D. While the country has the capacity and resources to accommodate three major carmakers – Škoda Auto (Volkswagen group), TPCA (Toyota/PSA joint venture) and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech – and holds excellent business opportunities for suppliers, the Czech Republic is poised to consolidate its position as one of the leading European centres for automotive-related design and R&D activity.
30 % of WAGE IN GERMANY
The average wage in the Czech Republic is 30% of that in Germany
85% of the automotive production is being exported, mainly to European markets
56 out of 100
56 out of 100 global 100 tier-one suppliers has at least one of their location in the Czech Republic.
75 295 USD
The Czech automotive has the highest gross value added per employee in the CEE region
The Czech automotive industry represents one the most developed automotive markets in the CEE region.
A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and systems, today announced that it hosted a Grand Opening Ceremony to celebrate its new manufacturing facility in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The ceremony took place earlier today at the Ostrava site where A123 will produce more than 600,000 units of its low voltage automotive systems[…]
Domestic and foreign investors plan to invest more than CZK 64 billion in the Czech Republic based on deals concluded with CzechInvest in 2016. Last year’s total is CZK 20 billion more than in 2015. In 84 out of 100 cases, the investments involve expansions of companies that are already operating in the Czech Republic,[…]
Czech automaker Skoda Auto launches production of a new engine at its home plant in Mlada Boleslav. It is a turbocharged petrol three-cylinder 1.0 TSI EA 211 Series. The engine with four valves per cylinder, whose block is cast in aluminum, features a compact size and extremely sophisticated and quiet operation, the company stated. So[…]
The third test circuit for autonomous vehicles in Europe is planned to be built in the Czech Republic
The minister of transportation Mr. Dan Ťok announced the plan to build a new circuit for testing of the autonomous vehicles in the Czech Republic. Currently there are only two similar facilities in Europe – one in Germany and another one in Sweden. The idea was developed by the Institute of the Security Technologies and Engineering[…]
The Belgian company Recticel is working on production resumption at its automotive plant in Most, Czech Republic (RAI Most), which suffered a serious fire on January 22. “Since January 27, 2017, part of the premises is again accessible to engineers and contractors, and clean-up activities are ongoing,” the company said on January 31. From Most[…]
CzechInvest is holding a supplier forum for Samsung SDI Battery Systems today in Graz, Austria, where 18 Czech companies including KOVOLIT, TESLA Jihlava, KOVOLIS HEDVIKOV, ČZ, Linaset, LAKUM – KTL and EBAS, among others, are presenting their products and technologies. CzechInvest pre-selected the companies from its sectoral database of suppliers, which the agency has administered[…]
Josef Kabaň has decided to leave the Volkswagen Group and ink a deal with the German car maker where he will be responsible for designing models of the main BMW brand within the team of the BMW Group’s chief designer Adrian van Hooydonk. He will replace Canadian desginer Karim Habib who left BMW in December. During[…]
In 2016, there were 1,541 hybrid electric drive vehicles (+50.5%) and 271 pure electric vehicles (-19.6%), including 62 Tesla cars (+8.8%) weighing up to 3,5 tons registered in the Czech market. Overall, demand for battery vehicles increased by 33.1% to 1,812 units. Market leaders with electric vehicles in 2016 were BMW (87 vehicles, -7.4%), Nissan[…]
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic (MPO) announced a further grant program for companies to purchase electric cars and build charging stations. In total, the ministry may split up to CZK 150 million (EUR 5.5 million), as results from the material published by the Ministry. Applications will be accepted from March[…]
The amendment to the Act on Fuels governing the obligations of the operators of charging stations for electric vehicles is heading towards the Chamber of Deputies for final approval on January 20. It envisages, inter alia, that public charging stations will be in a central register maintained by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of[…]
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