Record: ŠKODA produces 1.5 million engines and gearboxes in 2014

Posted on 19. Dec, 2014 by in Volkswagen Canada

ŠKODA has constructed 1.5 million components (engines and gearboxes) during their Czech plants this year – some-more than ever before. So distant this year, 533,000 engines and 967,000 gearboxes have run off a prolongation lines in Mladá Boleslav and Vrchlabí. The complicated components – 8 engines and 3 forms of gearbox in sum – are used in ŠKODA models as good as other brands within a Volkswagen Group.

“ŠKODA’s member expansion and prolongation is an critical post of a tellurian prolongation network,” says Frank Engel, Head of ŠKODA member manufacturing. “The record array of 1.5 million engines and transmissions constructed this year underlines a potency of this area and a high turn of imagination of a employees. As an critical partial of a ‘Center of Excellence’ in a Volkswagen Group, member prolongation will continue to enhance in line with a expansion plan of a Group and brand.”

Over new years, a manufacturer has been expanding a prolongation of engines and gearboxes step by step. “ŠKODA skeleton to enhance worldwide. We are prepared,” says Engel. In mid-2014, a code stretched prolongation in Mladá Boleslav, introducing new three-cylinder engines in a EA 211 array (1.0 MPI with 44 and 55 kW). From this engine family, ŠKODA also produces a 1.2-TSI and 1.4-TSI, as good as a 1.6 MPI-petrol engines in Mladá Boleslav. Since 2001 and 2009, a categorical ŠKODA plant has been producing a 1.2 HTP and 1.2 TSI-engines from a EA 111 series. At a commencement of May this year, ŠKODA constructed a third million 1.2 HTP engine.

Gearbox prolongation forms a pivotal partial of ŠKODA’s member manufacturing. The Vrchlabí plant constructed a 500,000th DQ 200 dual-clutch delivery in November. For about dual years, a complicated direct-shift has been using off a prolongation lines during a plant during a feet of a Giant Mountains, and is used in vehicles of a ŠKODA code as good as in models from Volkswagen, Seat and Audi. To promote DSG production, a Czech manufacturer invested around 210 million euros with a support of Volkswagen. ŠKODA additionally produces a MQ 200 and MQ/SQ 100 gearboxes in Mladá Boleslav.

Over a entrance years, ŠKODA skeleton to serve their imagination in engine engineering and production. An engine contrast and expansion centre was non-stop in early Sep this year in Mladá Boleslav. The manufacturer invested around 45 million euros into this plan alone with a support of Volkswagen, creation this now one of a largest investments of a private association in a Czech Republic.

ŠKODA AUTO is one of a longest determined manufacturers of engines and transmissions. It was 115 years ago in 1899 that a initial fathers Laurin and Klement built their initial motor-assisted bicycle. Single-cylinder engines with 1.25 or 1.75 hp powered a supposed Motocyclette.

A cornerstone of ŠKODA engines and transmissions is a in-house foundry and forge. This prolongation area distinguished a 50th anniversary in Mar this year.

Milestones in ŠKODA member prolongation for a Volkswagen Group:

• Production launch of a 1.0 MPI/37 kW (50 PS) engine

• Production launch of a 1.2 HTP (EA 111) engine in Mladá Boleslav

• Production launch of a 1.2 TSI (EA 111) engine in Mladá Boleslav

• Foundation mill laid for new engine contrast centre in Mladá Boleslav
• Production launch of a 1.2 TSI and 1.4 TSI (EA211) engines in Mladá Boleslav
• Production launch for a DQ 200 dual-clutch delivery in Vrchlabí

• Production launch of a 1.6 MPI (EA 211) engine in Mladá Boleslav
• ŠKODA produces a third million 1.2 HTP (EA 111) engine
• Production launch of a 1.0 MPI (EA 211) engine
• Opening of a new ŠKODA engine contrast centre in Mladá Boleslav
• ŠKODA Vrchlabí produces a das 500,000 DQ 200 dual-clutch transmission
• ŠKODA produces 1.5 million engines and gearboxes for a initial time in one year

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