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About ŠKODA AUTO

Skoda Auto is one of the longest-established vehicle manufacturers in the world. The company was founded in 1895 – during the pioneering days of the automobile. Today, ŠKODA is an established international high-volume manufacturer. In 2016, the company achieved a new production record. For the third time in one calendar year, more than 1 million ŠKODA vehicles rolled off the production line. Currently, ŠKODA vehicles are being produced at 14 manufacturing sites in the Czech Republic, China, Russia, India, Slovakia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. The home base of the global ŠKODA production network is formed by the three Czech ŠKODA sites in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí. The centrepiece is the main plant at Mladá Boleslav. Nowadays ŠKODA is strengthening its innovative power and digital development expertise. The company is working on innovative solutions that will change the world of automotive industry. At the same time ŠKODA wants to provide its customers with best-in-class customer experience when they use the new mobility solutions of the Czech brand. ŠKODA focuses on following areas: Mobility, Connectivity and Digitalization. ŠKODA is going to be the simply clever company for the best mobility solutions. The future of mobility and connectivity is what ŠKODA works on as the development of new digital technologies and solutions is of central importance for the company’s future development. ŠKODA is the hub of the innovation activities and strives for successful projects that will help to achieve the future by rapidly generating, testing and marketing customer-oriented ideas and solutions turned into marketable products. ŠKODA also develop new working methods and form of cooperation with external partners. ŠKODA AUTO currently offers the following models in the range: CITIGO, FABIA, RAPID, OCTAVIA, YETI, KODIAQ and SUPERB.

“The development of new digital technologies and solutions is of central importance for ŠKODA’s future development. We are preparing for the digital age with our Digital Lab. Digitization, Connectivity and new Mobile Services are among the cornerstones of our 2025 strategy. Our goal is to develop entirely new mobility solutions for our customers. The car shall remain our core product. In the future, we will complement this with services that make daily driving easier, safer, more efficient and comfortable. As a result, ŠKODA will be shifting from being purely a car manufacturer towards a mobility service provider.”

— ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier

Facts

► in 2015 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide.
 ► has belonged to Volkswagen Group since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful vehicle manufacturers in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions. ► employs over 26,600 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets. To learn more about Skoda Auto, please visit: www.skoda-auto.com

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