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Source: CNB, 25.08.2016
Dieselgate: Volkswagen agreed with dealers on compensation in USA
The alleged amount of compensation, repurchase of unserviceable cars from dealers, fund for contributions, the need of the agreement approval by the court...
Published: 25.8.2016 23:22
Hanon Systems fined in Czech Rep
The manufacturer of automotive components did not appeal against the fine. Reasons, location, the amount of the sanction...
Published: 25.8.2016 23:15
Sales of Skoda cars increased by 1% in July
It is the eighth month of growth in a row driven by increased demand in Asia and Eastern Europe. The fall in Central and Western Europe, the interest in various models...
Published: 25.8.2016 23:00
Benteler to build two new plants in Central Europe
They will fall into two divisions – Automotive and Distribution. Locations, products, timing, HR, expansion of a plant in the Czech Republic...
Published: 25.8.2016 00:51
Production of Volkswagen in Germany could return to normal in few days
The company has resumed full production in one factory in Slovakia. Details…
Published: 24.8.2016 23:48
Volkswagen agreed on settlement with ES Automobilguss and Car Trim
The agreement envisages the conclusion of long-term partnership between the carmaker and both suppliers, restoring the supply of components as quickly as possible...
Published: 24.8.2016 01:19
Nielsen Admosphere: Volkswagen increased investments in car advertising most in Czech Rep in H1, followed by Toyota and Renault
One-digit market decline, ad volume of 10 most promoted brands, results of an online survey among consumers...
Published: 24.8.2016 00:14
Unions and management of Czech plant of Toyota and PSA agreed on new collective agreement
Validity longer than one year, the 13th salary increase, the introduction of a bonus for the amount of cars produced, senior program, new shift model, timing...
Published: 23.8.2016 23:39
Dispute of Volkswagen with two suppliers affected one plant in Slovakia
Location, products, number of employees affected by the restrictions on production...
Published: 23.8.2016 23:29
Dieselgate: Bosch collaborated with Volkswagen on emission falsifying, say lawyers of diesel car owners
They refer to the documents that the automaker handed over to the plaintiff. Formal charges against Bosch has not been brought yet...
Published: 23.8.2016 23:15
Volkswagen dispute with two suppliers also affected one plant in Czech Rep
Location, concerned operation, missing components, the threat of restrictions on the production of Skoda cars, statement of the Czech automaker...
Published: 22.8.2016 23:57
Lack of parts from two suppliers threatens production of cars and components in six Volkswagen plants in Germany
The affected factories and models, timing, HR, a dispute over the cancelled contract worth hundreds of millions of euros, criticism of the supply system of components...
Published: 22.8.2016 23:48
Prague announced tender for renewal of part of municipal police fleet
The size of the contract divided into several parts, types and numbers of vehicles, estimated value...
Published: 22.8.2016 23:34
Dieselgate: KBA allowed Volkswagen to adjust additional 140,000 diesel cars
The automaker can thus recall about 5.2 million vehicles affected by the affair in Europe. Details…
Published: 22.8.2016 23:19
Kirchhoff Automotive looking for new suppliers
Requested product, details of a tender, timing, mediation by CzechTrade, a meeting with potential suppliers in the Czech Republic...
Published: 21.8.2016 23:53
Volkswagen to interrupt production of Golf and Golf Sportsvan in Germany
Two suppliers continue to refuse to comply with the preliminary injunction by the court. Declared reasons, further possible steps of the carmaker, details...
Published: 21.8.2016 23:38
Brexit: Opel to cut production in Germany
The affected plants and models, the decline in demand in Great Britain, the weak pound, estimated losses, the need to reduce costs in Europe, the threat of termination of production in the UK...
Published: 21.8.2016 23:24
Prevent Group strengthens its position in automotive industry
The company bought two German automotive suppliers. The affected firms, their profile, products, clients, HR...
Published: 21.8.2016 23:11
Volkswagen reduced production in Germany
The reason is disputes with two suppliers. The firms, components, factories, models, HR, timing, preliminary injunction by the court, searching for another suppliers...
Published: 18.8.2016 23:49
Toyota Motor appointed new PR manager in Czech Rep
She will be responsible for both brands, coming to the Japanese automaker from an Austrian financial group. Details, Michal Velicka...
Published: 18.8.2016 23:33
Car sales in China rose by 23% in July, fastest in 3.5 years
The reason for this high growth is the reduction of the tax burden in October 2015 and a low comparative base. Demand over seven months, a sharp increase in the SUV segment...
Published: 18.8.2016 23:17
Sixt recorded several personnel changes in Czech Rep
Two former managers of a competing company joined the Czech license holder of Sixt, while one left to a dealer. Details…
Published: 17.8.2016 23:52
AvtoVAZ to cut production again
This is due to continuing demand decline for cars in Russia. Details of the measure, timing, sales of Lada cars in 2016...
Published: 17.8.2016 23:34
Supreme Court: Companies obliged to return interests of credits with poorly calculated APR to clients
However, Supreme Court did not address the correctness of APR calculations and delegated it to the lower courts. Details of the verdict, the threat of lawsuits from customers...
Published: 17.8.2016 23:27
Rehau to expand one plant in Czech Rep
Location, new premises, installed machines, HR, timing, products and clients...
Published: 16.8.2016 23:56
Martin Jahn might leave post of president of Czech Automotive Industry Association
Volkswagen has moved him from Germany to China. His tasks at the world's largest market, 2016 sales plans...
Published: 16.8.2016 23:42
Nielsen Admosphere: Volkswagen increased investments in car advertising in Czech Rep most in 2015, followed by Nissan and Hyundai
Double-digit market growth, results of the 10 most-promoted brands, the most advertised models...
Published: 16.8.2016 23:23
Toyota Motor recalls hundreds of thousands of cars for third time due to rear axles
Two previous recall actions have not solved the problem. The affected Toyota and Lexus models, including HEVs, the number of cars in the US, possible consequences...
Published: 16.8.2016 20:21
2016 Prague Motor Show: Central-Bohemian car exhibition to be held in different month than last year, place to remain the same
The date before the Paris Motor Show, presentation of vehicles by dealers, the first year of the ecological traffic fair EkoAuto, nomenclature...
Published: 15.8.2016 23:55
Anton Fischer ceased car sales
Hyundai showrooms in South Bohemia were taken over by another dealer, who has operated only at one location so far. Details…
Published: 15.8.2016 23:43
Dieselgate: Volkswagen gained approval from KBA to modify additional 460,000 diesel cars
Therefore, the automaker can recall almost two thirds of the vehicles affected by the affair in Europe. Details…
Published: 15.8.2016 23:28
GM: Car sales in China might reach 30 million by 2020
Chinese market would thus increase by more than 20% in 5 years. The automaker expects the market to be full around 2025 at the earliest...
Published: 15.8.2016 23:11
Audatex: Average damage to crashed cars up by 7.5% in Czech Rep in 2015
Details of the analysis of the cost of repairs, the number of accidents in each month, mostly crashed models and components...
Published: 15.8.2016 01:07
University of Birmingham: Keyless unlocking of Volkswagen Group cars can be broken
This applies particularly to older models and cars built on ending platforms. Details of the problem, the brands concerned, including Skoda, a former problem of the Hitag2/HT2 technology...
Published: 15.8.2016 00:55
Skoda Connect: Skoda to offer online services, initially in Kodiaq
Suppliers of the technology, introduction to other models, the affected services, Kodiaq’s launch, development of the SUV category in the Czech Republic, sales plans...
Published: 12.8.2016 00:02
CSU: Car prices in Czech Rep decreased m/m in July
Both new and used cars became cheaper, on the contrary, prices of motorcycles went up. Service works and spare parts, detailed data, y/y development...
Published: 11.8.2016 23:32
Sales of cars and vans in Russia down by 16.6% in July
The accelerated pace of decline, the growth of demand for Skoda cars, results over seven months...
Published: 11.8.2016 23:19
Martin Jahn moved to Asia within Volkswagen Group
It happened after six years at the headquarters of the German carmaker and a few months after electing as the president of the Czech Automotive Industry Association for the next two years...
Published: 10.8.2016 23:57
CSOB Leasing introduced special car credit for disabled and their carers in Czech Rep
Activity within CSR, details of product Guardian, advantageous interest and insurance, examples of calculations for VW and Opel vehicles...
Published: 10.8.2016 23:27
Audi recorded changes in marketing in Czech Rep
One specialist left, his function has been taken over by a long-time employee of Porsche Czech Republic. A related tender...
Published: 10.8.2016 23:08
Nokian Tyres expanded cooperation with McCann
In addition to the marketing campaigns PR communication in several European countries have been added. The states concerned, including Czech Republic, Czech PR team, former PR agency...
Published: 10.8.2016 01:03
NTSB: Tesla car speeding before fatal crash
According to earlier information of the NHTSA, it happened on autopilot. Details of the infringement...
Published: 10.8.2016 00:53
Dieselgate: German court to simplify settlement of actions of investors against Volkswagen
The court will accede to a procedure similar to mass actions in the US. The number of actions concerned, required compensation, comment of carmakers...
Published: 10.8.2016 00:40
Skoda wants to strengthen sale of quality used cars at dealerships
The expansion of the Skoda Plus program to other countries, the introduction of new standards, modernization of sales points (Easy Entry, Car Port, Showroom), construction of showrooms, sales results in H1...
Published: 9.8.2016 02:38
LMC Automotive: Car sales in Western Europe fell in July, first time in three years
The slump in Germany and France, stagnation in the UK, growth in Spain and Italy, SMMT comment...
Published: 8.8.2016 23:34
Bridgestone chose new EMEA head
He is coming to the Japanese tire manufacturer from a competing firm. Franco Annunziato was charged to lead a different region...
Published: 8.8.2016 23:19
CarGarantie expanded Management Board, appointing new Sales Director
He will be responsible for expansion in Europe and especially in Asia. It is a former Nissan manager...
Published: 7.8.2016 23:57
Ford Motor recalls vehicles due to problem with door
The measure relates notably to the USA. Details of the defect, affected Ford and Lincoln models, costs, earlier door recall...
Published: 7.8.2016 23:45
Car sales in Germany fell by 3.9% in July
Orders, production and exports also recorded a decline. Influence of the number of working days and company holidays, registrations of individual brands, results over seven months...
Published: 7.8.2016 23:30
Cooper Standard to build second plant in Czech Rep
Location, amount of investment, products, timing, HR, offered positions and wages, two phases of development, planned production volume, CzechInvest assistance, changes in the existing factory...
Published: 5.8.2016 02:51
Anton Fischer ceased car sales
Skoda wants to strengthen sale of quality used cars at dealerships
Cooper Standard to build second plant in Czech Rep
Gestamp to build another plant in Central Europe
Bain Capital to sell FTE Automotive
Valeo to move R&D center in Czech Rep
Cadillac and Corvette have new importer in Czech Rep and Slovakia
CarGarantie prepares expansion in Europe and Asia
PSA to keep distribution in 10 countries in Europe
Tukas Group announced upcoming brands, to double dealer portfolio
AutoBinck started selling cars via Internet
Safarcik: Nissan to introduce new sales concept of commercial vehicles in Czech Rep
Emil Frey expands in Europe with several brands
LG Chem wants to build li-ion battery plant for EVs in Europe
Porsche Holding Salzburg took over Volkswagen brands distribution in one European country
Skoda Auto joined traffic accident research CzIDAS
Federal Mogul opened new plant in Eastern Europe
Robertson: BMW to soon expand online car sales to other countries
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors to build second plant in Czech Rep
New owner completed restructuring of Auto Charouz Group
Daimler Buses wants to expand production in Czech Rep
A123 Systems to build factory in Europe, Czech Rep won
IAC Group expanding production capacities in Czech Rep
Federal-Mogul won new contracts for brake pads
Another Skoda dealer in Czech Rep changed owner
Schaeffler to invest almost EUR 100 million in Czech Rep
Antonin Charouz returns to automotive business
Ford Credit Link: Ford tests group leasing
AutoBinck wants to buy some dealers in Central Europe
Imofa expanded portfolio with two brands
Kovolis Hedvikov to build new plant in Czech Rep
Ford Store: Ford chose six dealers in Czech Rep to sell premium products
Louda Auto continues its expansion in Czech Rep
EWT Truck & Trailer introduced strategy by 2020
SOR expects production decline in 2016
Renocar ready for further investment
Dachser to introduce solution for automotive industry
Nissan close to another large EV contract in Europe
Renault to expand sales of EVs in Central Europe
Nexen Tire won new contracts in Europe
EPT to expand production capacities primarily in Czech Rep
Daimler continues to optimize distribution and sales management in Europe
Getrag wants to expand production in Slovakia
Swell to expand its R&D centre
One3D: New company specializing in 3D printing of plastic and metal car parts established in Czech Rep
KSPG to increase production in Czech Rep
Simoldes to expand production in Central Europe
Jaguar Land Rover looking for new suppliers, also in Czech Rep
Continental Automotive to expand one plant in Czech Rep
Emil Frey ended sale of one brand in Czech Rep
SaarGummi plans to double production in Czech Rep
Servisni pojistovna changed organizational structure and plans to expand in Czech Rep
Tsubakimoto expands in CEE, to build second plant in Europe
Autocentrum Barth agreed to cooperate with another carmaker
Inteva Products to move production to Czech Rep
Kostal wants to significantly increase production in Czech Rep by 2018
BWI Group to build another plant in Central Europe
Toyota Motor aims to reduce prices at parts suppliers after year
JTEKT presented business and investment plan for Czech plant of Koyo Bearings until 2017
Saint-Gobain Sekurit reorganizing and automating production in Europe
Borgers to expand production in Czech Rep
Denso wants to expand production in Czech Rep by 30% by 2020
Progress-Werk Oberkirch to invest further EUR 15 million in Czech Rep
Hyundai expands operations in Central Europe
Former Skoda showroom in Czech Rep on sale
Futaba strengthens European sales team, focusing on non-Japanese carmakers
New Lexus showroom to be built in Czech Rep
Rochling to expand one plant in Czech Rep
Porsche Inter Auto plans to build new showroom in Czech Rep
Shin Heung Precision to expand in Europe, building third plant in Czech Rep
Fehrer Automotive expands production in Czech Rep
Solaris looking for new suppliers
Iveco wants to expand production and development in Czech Rep
Uni Gasket to expand production in Europe
Karasek: Tatra is looking for new and alternative suppliers
Ford to expand product offer in Europe with trucks
Vision & Strategy 2025: Brose to make global competence centre from Ostrava
Fa Rene extended one Mercedes-Benz showroom in Czech Rep, aiming to build another one
Swell introduced expansion plan by 2018
Car and parts makers in Morocco demand subcontracts for EUR 175 million
New Mercedes-Benz dealership to be built in Czech Rep
Skoda Auto to expand portfolio with new suppliers from Asia and South-East Europe
First car dealer punished in Czech Rep according to act on criminal liability of legal persons
Benet Automotive is working on second car concept design
Aston Martin looking for new suppliers, also in Czech Rep
One Honda dealer in Czech Rep stood against corrupt officials, court sent them to jail
Brano aims to develop its own electric vehicle, later might start producing it
Skoda Auto increased number of Czech suppliers in 2011, other moved to Mlada Boleslav
Source: Google Analytics, July 2016
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