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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

Vlcek (Skoda): Czech car market to grow at double digit rate in 2016, despite July slump

Getting closer to Austria, the outlook for 2017, the plan of Skoda, estimate of the used car market...
Published: 5.8.2016 02:38

LMC Automotive, Ford, AutoNation: US car market reached its peak

According to estimates, it should stagnate or fall slightly in the years 2016-2017. Call on automakers to reduce production, sales in July...
Published: 4.8.2016 23:25

FCA allegedly considering selling Magneti Marelli or its part

The reason is interest of investors, industrial and technology companies. Affected entities and their reactions, possible price, activities in Central Europe...
Published: 3.8.2016 23:55

Mercedes-Benz Vans made changes in fleet department in Czech Rep

One manager is going to retire, causing rotation within the company and changes in the division of responsibilities. Details, van sales in H1...
Published: 3.8.2016 23:40

SDA: Registrations of new cars in Czech Rep fell by 12.5% in July

The fall was tempered by Mercedes, VW and Renault. The end of more than two-and-half-year growth, factors, consumer demand for operating leases, commercial vehicles, the results for seven months...
Published: 3.8.2016 23:26
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