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2015 Skoda Fabia production commences in end of August - Press Release

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The production of the 2015 Skoda Fabia will start from end of August at the carmaker's upgraded Mlada Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic.

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2015 Skoda Fabia production commences in end of August - Press Release

  1. 1. ŠKODA Media Services: http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869, 293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic Press Release, Page 1 of 2 ŠKODA factories are running at full capacity; production of the new Fabia will begin at the end of August › ŠKODA restarts its production after the factory holiday › Production plant in Mladá Boleslav has been upgraded for the new ŠKODA Fabia › Maintenance and refurbishment in all Czech factories › The new engine centre in Česana will open shortly Mladá Boleslav, 18 August 2014 - After just a two-week factory holiday, production at all three Czech ŠKODA sites is in full swing. In addition to refurbishment, the manufacturer used the factory shut-down, in particular in Mladá Boleslav, to prepare for the new ŠKODA Fabia production to start. The new small car will start to roll off the production line at ŠKODA's main plant from the end of August. In just a few weeks the car manufacturer will be pushing forward with the biggest model campaign in the company's history with the new ŠKODA Fabia. “The new Fabia really does represent: small car, big on technology,” says Head of Production of Vehicles Marek Jancák. “More importantly we have expanded and technically updated important areas of the M1 assembly line in Mladá Boleslav,” says Jancák. This means that the Fabia factory has a new, extremely modern facility to configure new assistance systems. The paint shop has also, in some areas, been updated. During the factory holiday a total of 40 industrial engineering companies were at work in the company. One of the focal points was to integrate the new Fabia engines into the production process. The small car features a completely new range of engines and is the most environmentally friendly and economical Fabia of all time. Energy consumption has been reduced by up to 17 per cent compared to its predecessor. The new Fabia engines (four petrol, three diesel) meet EU6 standards and are fitted with Start-Stop System and brake energy recovery as standard. The second assembly line in the ŠKODA parent plant has also been comprehensively updated. ŠKODA manufacture the Octavia and Rapid models on assembly line M13. In addition, the M13 production shop underwent an expansion of production capacity for driver assistance systems. In addition, a lot of work has been carried out to the Kvasiny and Vrchlabí ŠKODA factories. Kvasiny is currently setting up a new body shop. Its completing and the related infrastructure measures are among the highest priorities of ŠKODA. During the factory
  2. 2. ŠKODA Media Services: http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869, 293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic Press Release, Page 2 of 2 holiday, the Vrchlabí plant used the time to carry out maintenance to the DQ 200 transmission production line. ŠKODA put a total of 100 individual projects into effect across all 3 Czech factories (Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny und Vrchlabí) during this break. About 90 companies have been involved in the process. At an exceptional rate, the final work on the new ŠKODA engine test centre in Česana near Mladá Boleslav is nearing completion. It has been in pre-production phase since June and will be fully-operational from the beginning of September 2014. The manufacturer, jointly with Volkswagen, is investing over 34 million euros in the extension of its current technology and development centre. This is the largest development investment of a private company within the Czech Republic. Further information: Jozef Baláž, Corporate Communications Tomáš Kubík, Corporate Communications T +420 326 811 773 T +420 326 811 749 jozef.balaz@skoda-auto.cz tomas.kubik@skoda-auto.cz ŠKODA AUTO › is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. Since 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav has seen the production firstly of bicycles and then, shortly afterwards motorbikes and cars. › currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb. › delivered around 920,800 vehicles to customers worldwide in 2013. › has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The VW Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions. › operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners. › employs over 25,800 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.

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