EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Škoda Auto

Company/Organisation:
Škoda Auto

Geographic Location

Country: Czechia
Region: Kralovehradecky; Severovychod
Location of affected unit(s): Vrchlabí

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 1400
Group: Volkswagen Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 12-09-2007
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 2000

Additional Information

Škoda Auto, the Czech car manufacturer, is to create 2,000 new jobs with the expansion of its site in Vrchlabí. 1,400 are currently employed at the site. The firm have not yet announced when the 2,000 new workers will be employed by, but it is thought that they will be taken on gradually over a period of time. Škoda Auto estimate that the plant at Vrchlabí will produce one million cars a year by 2010. Škoda Auto is a part of the Volkswagen Group.