ŠKODA WEEKLY 18/2020
PRODUCTION OF BATTERIES
FOR HYBRIDS RESTARTED
Resuming production after the temporary ‘COVID-19’ shutdown requires sticking to a detailed itinerary that is guided by
process steps and the supply chain. At ŠKODA’s headquarters in
Mladá Boleslav, assembly of high-voltage traction batteries
has also recommenced as planned. These batteries made in MB
are used in the SUPERB iV and plug-in hybrid models from other
Group brands. To keep the workforce safe, more than 80
precautions have to be strictly followed. The car manufacturer
has put the measures in place to protect factory and office staff in
the best-possible way and prevent them from becoming infected.
You can now help the front-line medical services in Mladá
Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí financially. On our request,
the NROS (Civil Society Development Foundation)
founded a charity account for a time-limited employee
collection named "Helping medics against COVID-19". It is
supported by ŠKODA AUTO and the KOVO Trade Union.
Throughout its 125-year history,
ŠKODA AUTO has presented
concept cars that are as unusual as
they are exciting. One such vehicle
was the BUGGY Type 736 which
continued the tradition of building
autocross racing cars from the early
1970's. Another fun companion for
leisure activities was the FELICIA
Fun with its eye-catching yellow
paintwork. It also featured a "party
trick" feature that could transform
this 1990's two-seater into
a four-seater in just a few steps.
All episodes of the "Lesser-known
models from ŠKODA AUTO’s 125year history" series were released
at ŠKODA Storyboard
It all started with number 8.
The OCTAVIA (Latin for ‘the
eighth’) was our 8th model with
state-of-the-art independent allround suspension and our 8th
model after WWII when it was
presented in 1959. The
OCTAVIA eventually became
ŠKODA's number one bestseller.
It is offered in 46 countries and
is produced at five plants
More than 7,000,000
OCTAVIAs have left the
assembly lines since 1959.
Now the fourth generation
opens the next chapter of
this unique success story.
• Transparent account number (Česká spořitelna):
• Campaign ends on 1 May 2020
• You can contribute with one-time wage deduction
using the Zaměstnanecké sbírky @SMART App.
• The carmaker will double contributions up to 500 000 CZK.
Contributions will be used to purchase protective gear
and medical equipment for hospitals in Mladá Boleslav,
Rychnov nad Kněžnou and Semily.
HELP US MAKE ŠKODA
Which materials are used in our cars, and how to make them more
sustainable? This is what the sustainability department has been
brainstorming about. Help ŠKODA AUTO get ahead and share your ideas,
regarding both the use of plants to develop new materials, and reusing waste
from plant-based products. Submit your novel ideas or just have a chat with us
at ŠKODA AUTO IdeaSpace - the "New sustainable materials ideas" challenge.
Access ŠKODA AUTO IdeaSpace from the internal link:
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