ŠKODA Plant Receives "Factory of a Year" Award Produced in Vrchlabí

Posted on 09. Mar, 2016 by in Volkswagen Canada

ŠKODA’s Vrchlabí plant has perceived a ‘Factory of a Year’ award. The esteem was presented on 1 Mar 2016 in Ulm (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). The discerning and successful mutation of a prolongation plant in Vrchlabí from a car public to member prolongation trickery was wilful in a jury’s preference to endowment ŠKODA’s Vrchlabí plant with a ‘Factory of a Year’ endowment in a difficulty ‘Outstanding Location Development’.

“Receiving this endowment creates us really proud, and it is a good acknowledgment of a superb work of a whole team,” says ŠKODA Board Member for Production Michael Oeljeklaus, adding “In a corner bid among a employees, trade kinship and a company, we have remade Vrchlabí over new years into a high-tech plcae for gearbox manufacturing, thereby securing a destiny of a site.”

ŠKODA won out opposite a completion, receiving initial place in a difficulty ‘Outstanding Location Development’. The plant was evaluated on a following criteria: value appreciation, patron satisfaction, quality, creation and efficiency. In their statement, a jury of heading member from attention and investigate praised ŠKODA for fast and successfully transforming a Vrchlabí plant from a car public plant to member prolongation facility.

“The endowment is a good reverence to a whole ŠKODA organisation who successfully implemented a location’s mutation routine by their commitment, cunning and good flexibility,” pronounced Frank Engel, Head of Component production, during a endowment rite in Ulm.

The ‘Factory of a Year’ endowment is one of a many prestigious competitions for a prolongation attention in Europe, and has been organized by a trade biography ‘Produktion’ and consultancy organisation A.T. Kearney given 1992. From any industry, prolongation companies with some-more than 100 employees can be entered into a ‘Factory of a Year’ competition.

The Volkswagen Group awarded Vrchlabí a agreement for DQ 200 prolongation in early 2011. The initial DQ 200 gearboxes ran off a prolongation lines there in Oct 2012. ŠKODA has invested around €245 million into a internal DSG prolongation in partnership with a Volkswagen Group. The infancy of that sum has left into technical comforts and other areas, such as a Training Centre for delivery production, a logistics area, a Measuring Centre, laboratories and a Centre for Quality Analysis. New buildings have been assembled and existent comforts modernised during a cost of around €27 million.

ŠKODA is now augmenting a location’s prolongation capacity. From Apr 2016, a daily prolongation volume will boost from 1500 to 2000 DQ 200 gearboxes. The manufacturer will be investing a serve €25 million into a expansion. The prolongation ability had already increasing from 1000 to 1500 DSG gearboxes per day in 2014.

The DQ 200 seven-speed approach change gearbox made in Vrchlabí is used in ŠKODA vehicles as good as models from other organisation brands, and is one of a many innovative involuntary transmissions in a automotive industry.

A sum of one million DQ 200 gearboxes have been constructed during a Vrchlabí site to date. Approximately 1000 people are employed in gearbox prolongation during Vrchlabí, creation ŠKODA one of a largest and many critical employers in a Hradec Králové region.

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