Summer upgrade for Skoda production
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Skoda is making the most of the Czech summer holiday season by carrying out extensive maintenance and modernisation of its three production sites.
While the factories are on scheduled downtime, Skoda has brought in about 1000 employees and contractors to improve efficiency and modernise the sites.
The upcoming Skoda Kodiaq SUV rollout is the focus of the activities at the Kvasiny plant, with the new SUV due to be launched there in the middle of next year.
At Skoda’s original Mlada Boleslav plant, work continues on a new PXL 2 hydraulic press line. The PXL 2 is an energy-efficient production line that will be the first to produce large aluminium stampings, due to start operating at the end of the year.
Also at the brand’s home plant, the automatic miniload warehouse is being expanded to make the logistics processes more efficient and flexible. Activities will concentrate on the robotic automation of production processes. At the same time, car and component production capacities will be expanded by eliminating production bottlenecks.
The plants in Mlada Boleslav and Kvasiny can produce 3000 cars a day. In Vrchlabi, home to the e DQ-200 dual-clutch gearbox, daily production is 2000 units and in Mlada Boleslav, up to 3000 manual transmissions and more than 2000 engines are produced every day.