VW logs 2% rise in production at its Bratislava site in Slovakia in 2013

Article by Christian A., on March 28, 2014

Volkswagen Group saw a two-percent rise in production at its Bratislava site in Slovakia unit to 426,313 vehicles in 2013 from 419,888 cars in 2012. The rise was attributed to strong demand for SUVs and minicars built by the unit, despite the unstable recovery of vehicle sales in western Europe. The Bratislava site builds the Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7 SUVs as well as bodies for the Porsche Cayenne.

In 2011, Volkswagen added the New Small Family line of minicars, built for the Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda brands. The site exports a third of its output outside Europe, primarily to China and the United States. According to VW, SUVs accounted for around 51 percent of total production in 2013, with minicars accounting for the rest.

The site’s chief executive, Albrecht Reimold, remarked that the unity is operating on the edge of its production capacity. He added that this year will be a huge challenge for the unit as it aims for similar production" to what was posted in 2013.

Volkswagen is bidding to increase production in Slovakia, aiming to take advantage of its euro adoption combined with lower labor costs. Volkswagen is intending make a EUR1.5 billion ($2.1 billion) investment between 2012 and 2016 to expand its Bratislava site. The carmaker has already invested around EUR600 million on the site in the period.

Topics: vw, production

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

The Europe-bound WRC hatch developed by Toyota and Gazoo Racing team will be limited to just 400 examples as reported by AutoCar this week. Otherwise known as Gazoo Racing Masters...
by - July 21, 2017
Even cops get excited when they’re assigned to drive the best cars in the market. In Austria, police officers drive around in a Porsche 911 Carrera while in Milan, authorities...
by - July 21, 2017
Subaru has already announced that the all new Impreza will be out by fall this year. The 2018 model year not only gets a number of new upgrades, but it...
by - July 21, 2017
Do you ever wonder what challenges automakers have in selling limited edition cars? It’s different for each company but it can get stressful if the demand is high instead of...
by - July 21, 2017
Alpine is said to be developing an SUV which is believed to be the Porsche Macan’s closest rival. According to AutoExpress, the newly revived performance brand has been looking to...
by - July 20, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries