ŠKODA Auto have manufactured its 18 millionth vehicle since the company first started building cars in 1905.
The car – a ŠKODA Superb Estate in Candy White rolled off the production line at the Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic with the ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier, ŠKODA Board Member for Production Michael Oeljeklaus and the Chairman of the Trade Union KOVO, Jaroslav Povšík all present for the occasion.
The Kvasiny plant is currently undergoing an extensive modernisation and expansion which will increase future production capacity to 280,000 vehicles annually, creating up to 1,300 new jobs in the process.
Visiting the facility for the first time, Maier said; “Kvasiny is a production site with a great tradition and an outstanding team. You immediately sense the enthusiasm with which people carry out their tasks here. This is where automobile construction is lived, and implemented to an exemplary quality and efficiency. Today, we have 18 million reasons to be proud of our employees’ performance. Without them, the success of the ŠKODA brand would be unimaginable.”