FOR ŠKODA AUTO EMPLOYEES
OF AIRWAY PROTECTION
WE ARE HONEST
AND SPEAK UP
ŠKODA AUTO and the KOVO Trade Union keep monitoring
and evaluating the latest developments around the
COVID-19 pandemic. To respond to the current situation,
we have adopted a series of adequate health-and-safety
restrictions & measures known as Safe Production and
Safe Office, their objective being to protect the health of our
employees while ensuring smooth, uninterrupted production
and thus making it possible for our Company to continue its
The SO department and our security service contractor
continue performing extensive checks of compliance with the
said measures & restrictions. Some of us, however,
repeatedly breach them. The most common type of breach is
failure to wear a face mask or incorrect use of a face mask in
workplaces and/or other locations within the ŠKODA AUTO
site. A face mask put on and worn correctly is one of the key
measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our
Company – see the illustration of correct face mask use
below.Please be advised that non-compliers may face
disciplinary sanctions under the internal Work Rules.
Management-level staff members are obliged to check
compliance with the said measures within their teams, in
order to avoid possible disciplinary sanctions for inaction.
Thank you for your cooperation. It's about our health!
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You can always find the latest news related
to the coronavirus at ŠKODA Space.
ON 20/01/2021 IN MLADÁ BOLESLAV, WE
PUT A NEW CENTRAL PILOT HALL INTO
OPERATION. IN THE DEVELOPMENT
PHASE OF NEW MODELS, COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSES WILL BE CARRIED OUT
HERE AND PRE-PRODUCTION CARS
MANUFACTURED. THEY WILL BE
SUBJECTED TO EXTENSIVE TESTING BY
THE TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT AND
QUALITY ASSURANCE DEPARTMENTS
PRIOR TO THE LAUNCH OF SERIAL.
The facility houses, among other things, a body
shop and an assembly shop as well as a
measuring centre and a virtual reality studio. It
is also prepared for the era of electromobility,
with charging points and relevant assembly
areas including options for testing electrified
vehicles. Investments made amount to 20.4
million euros. After finishing the new centre for
test vehicles and prototypes, ŠKODA is thus
opening yet another state-of-the-art facility
to work on pre-production models.
The 7th meeting of the OPEN
TALK serie took place on
20/01/2021, this time
focusing on the II. VW
Essential - We are honest
and speak up when
something is wrong.
In line with current measures,
the event was held by means of
a live online broadcast from the
ŠKODA Museum in Mladá
Boleslav. It was followed by
more than 80 employees
from ŠKODA AUTO and its
The guests were ŠKODA
AUTO's Chairman of the Board
Thomas Schäfer, Head of
Product Strategy & Module
Toolkit Dr. Guido Haak with
Jens Katemann, Head of
Communications, and Andre
Wehner, Head of Company
Development & Digitalization.
Link to the complete footage
is included in the „Recording of
the seventh OPEN TALK"
at ŠKODA Space
WE SOLIDIFIED OUR POSITION
ON THE CZECH MARKET
The expected soft decrease in car sales was accompanied by the negative
influence of the COVID-19 epidemic. This combined caused a minor recession of
the Czech automobile market. Despite that, we managed to increase our market
share to 36,9 % with 74 786 registered vehicles. Electromobility is also on the
rise. The best-selling electric car was unequivocally the CITIGOe eiV with 943 units.
Adding another 741 was the ENYAQ iV, that only launched production at the end
of last year. Therefore, only cars used for presentation and internal use (e.g.
company cars or cars for Technical Development, Quality, etc.) were registered.