Automobile manufacturer Skoda is going to optimise and expand its three production facilities in Czech Republic.
One focus will be on expanding the Kvasiny site where the factory closes between 27 July and 14 August. In Mlada Boleslav and Vrchlabi, maintenance work will be underway from 3 to 14 August, the company said in a statement.
"We will be utilizing the production downtime efficiently in order to optimize and adjust our manufacturing facilities. Over the coming weeks, and continuing after the holiday, our focus will be on the planned expansion of the production facilities at the Kvasiny plant," says Michael Oeljeklaus, Skoda Board Member for Production and Logistics.
The focus at Skoda's main plant in Mlada Boleslav will be on servicing the equipment on both production lines, and some maintenance measures will be implemented in the press shop and body shop.
Over the coming years, the Kvasiny site's production capacity is set to increase to 280,000 vehicles annually. Projects related to this include installing new equipment in the paint shop and expanding the production lines in the body shop. The assembly lines are also to be optimized and expanded, and work continues on the construction of a new logistics hall.
After the necessary measures, the gearbox production capacity at the Vrchlabi site is set to increase from 1500 to 2000 every day by spring 2016.