Another critical state revisit to Mladá Boleslav: China’s Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, accompanied by a Chinese Transport Minister Yang Chuantang and a high-level bureaucratic and media commission from China, was a guest of ŠKODA AUTO today. The visitors were accompanied by Jan Hamáček, President of a Czech Parliament.
The primary concentration of a half-day revisit was a assembly with a CEO of ŠKODA, Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland, a ŠKODA Board of Management, Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, member of a Volkswagen AG Board of Management with shortcoming for China, as good as a KOVO MB personality of a Works Council, Jaroslav Povšík. As good as deliberating stream topics, a visitors were quite given information about a successful expansion of a ŠKODA code as good as a general ŠKODA prolongation network. They also discussed a stress of a Chinese marketplace for a general automobile attention and opportunities for a ŠKODA code in China. As good as this, a programme enclosed a revisit to a ŠKODA museum and a Octavia prolongation line during ŠKODA’s domicile in Mladá Boleslav.
“ŠKODA’s expansion in China over a final 7 years is a success story,” says ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “Sales in additional of 1.2 million vehicles given 2007 denote that a code is good perceived by a Chinese customers. China, a number-one expansion marketplace globally, is a core post in ŠKODA’s expansion plan and offers us earnest opportunities. We intend to boost a series of cars delivered annually to during slightest 500,000 in a entrance years and for this reason we will continue a indication debate strongly,” says Prof. Dr. Vahland.
As a largest particular market, China has good significance for ŠKODA. The 227,000 deliveries to Chinese business done adult around a entertain of ŠKODA’s tellurian automobile sales in 2013. The Czech automobile manufacturer has been handling in China given 2007. Since then, ŠKODA has delivered some-more than 1.2 million vehicles in China. During a initial 7 months of this year, deliveries in China grew by 17.3 per cent to 151,800 vehicles.
When it comes to a skeleton for growth, a Czech automobile manufacturer is banking on a many appealing indication portfolio for China ever. Recently, ŠKODA stretched a China portfolio to embody 6 models. The prominence and star rocket of these fireworks of products is a new ŠKODA Octavia. On sale in China given May, this third-generation indication is in a category of a possess and sets new standards as distant as space, functionality, record and pattern are concerned.
Altogether, a ŠKODA operation accessible in China includes a following models: a Fabia, Rapid, Rapid Spaceback, Octavia, Yeti, Yeti 4×4, Superb and Superb Combi. The automobile manufacturer is counting on internal production: 6 models – a Fabia, Rapid, Rapid Spaceback, Octavia, Yeti und Superb – are being constructed locally in team-work with a Chinese partner Shanghai Volkswagen (SVW). ŠKODA production operations are formed during a SVW sites in Anting, Yizheng und Ningbo.