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ŠKODA Vrchlabí Plant Awarded ‘Factory of a Year’


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• Award: Victory in a ‘Outstanding site development’ category
• Prestigious foe organized by trade biography ‘Production’ and
  A.T. Kearney government consultancy
• High-Tech site: €220 million investments in Vrchlabí DQ 200 manufacturing
• Growth: Production ability increases to 2,000 gearboxes per day
• Success: 910,000 DQ 200 gearboxes assembled in Vrchlabí to date

ŠKODA’s Vrchlabí plant has been awarded ‘Factory of a Year 2015/Global Excellence in Operations (GEO)’ in a ‘Outstanding site development’ category. ŠKODA has been prolongation a complicated DQ 200 direct-shift gearbox during Vrchlabí given 2012. 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 ‘Production’ and consultancy organisation A.T. Kearney given 1992.

The plant was evaluated on 5 criteria: value appreciation, patron satisfaction, quality, creation and efficiency. Awarding initial place in a ‘Outstanding site development’ category, a consultant jury recognized a ŠKODA Vrchlabí plant’s transition from car public to complicated gearbox prolongation this year. 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.

“We are gay that a plant in Vrchlabí has been named ‘Factory of a Year 2015’,” says ŠKODA Production Director Michael Oeljeklaus. “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. The feat in a difficulty ‘Outstanding site development’ is a extensive approval of this. The endowment also acknowledges a internal prolongation team’s tough work in moulding a changes with good skill, joining and flexibility. Today, a plcae is timeless producing approach change gearboxes, and has glorious destiny prospects.”

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 invested around €220 million into a internal DSG prolongation in partnership with a Volkswagen Group. The infancy of that sum went into technical comforts and other measures, such as a Training Centre in delivery production, a logistics area, a Measuring Centre, laboratories and a Centre for Quality Analysis. New buildings were assembled and existent comforts modernised during a cost of around €27 million.

ŠKODA is now augmenting a location’s prolongation capacity. By March, a daily prolongation volume will have increasing 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.

Around 910,000 DQ 200 gearboxes have been assembled during a 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 region. Earlier this year, a association was celebrated for their amicable grant to a growth of a Vrchlabí segment in a foe ‘Česká inovace’ (‘Czech Innovation’).