ŠKODA Vrchlabí Plant Produces One Million DQ 200 Gearboxes

ŠKODA’s Vrchlabí plant has constructed a millionth DQ 200 dual-clutch gearbox given prolongation began in 2012. The complicated approach change gearbox is used in ŠKODA cars as good as vehicles constructed by Volkswagen Group.

“Manufacturing one million DSG transmissions highlights a capabilities of a staff during a Vrchlabí plant, and outlines another miracle in ŠKODA’s member prolongation in a Czech Republic,” says ŠKODA Board Member for Production Michael Oeljeklaus, adding: “The state-of-the-art DQ 200 twin purchase transmission, that is made by a internal ŠKODA team, is of good vital significance to a whole Volkswagen Group.”

Vrchlabí was remade from a vehicle-manufacturing plant to a component-production site in 2012. New bureau building was built and a existent prolongation halls were modernized within 18 months. Last year, a Vrchlabí plant was awarded ‘Factory of a Year’ for a discerning credentials of DQ 200 prolongation and a energetic growth of a site. The esteem is one of a many prestigious awards for a prolongation attention in Europe.

“In scheming for DQ 200 production, ŠKODA and a Volkswagen Group invested a sum of 245 million euros into reconstructing a prolongation halls, appropriation technical equipment, building a Training Centre for rigging production, and logistics. In new years, a Vrchlabí plant has developed into a high-tech location,” says Head of ŠKODA Component Manufacturing, Frank Engel.

ŠKODA’s Vrchlabí plant, with around 1000 staff, is one of a many critical employers in a Hradec Králové region. The prolongation ability for DSG gearboxes is set to boost this year to 2000 units per day.

In further to gearbox prolongation during Vrchlabí, a transmissions MQ 200 and MQ/SQ 100 run off a prolongation lines during a categorical bureau in Mladá Boleslav. To date, some-more than 7 million of them have been constructed there – around 6 million MQ 200 transmissions and some-more than one million MQ-100. This automatic gearbox is also used in ŠKODA cars, as good as other brands within a Volkswagen Group. Currently, around 700 people are employed in gearbox prolongation during a Mladá Boleslav plant.


Selected milestones in ŠKODA AUTO gearbox production:

02/2016:  1 million DQ 200 from Vrchlabí plant
12/2015:    6 million MQ 200 from Mladá Boleslav plant
10/2015:    1 million MQ/SQ 100 from Mladá Boleslav plant
10/2014:  0.5 million DQ 200 from Vrchlabí plant
02/2013:    5 million MQ 200 from Mladá Boleslav plant
09/2012:  Launch of DQ 200 prolongation during Vrchlabí plant
01/2011:    4 million MQ 200 from Mladá Boleslav plant
05/2009:    3 million MQ 200 from Mladá Boleslav plant
06/2007:    2 million MQ 200 from Mladá Boleslav plant
03/2005:    1 million MQ 200 from Mladá Boleslav plant