The Best Car Production Process
Only the best is good enough for our customers! The principle that company founders Laurin and Klement followed, remains in effect at ŠKODA even to this day.
This is why we pay maximum attention of all car production process at our company. From car development to manufacturing, sales and after-sales customer service. The reason is simple: Your satisfaction is our number one priority.
Cutting Edge Automobile Technology and People
To produce the ŠKODA Fabia, Octavia, Roomster and Superb models, we built new manufacturing facilities and equipped them with the most advanced technology available to automobile manufacturers worldwide. Our employees are also leading specialists in their fields. As a result, the ŠKODA cars rolling off the production lines at our factories in the Czech Republic and abroad are of top quality and have excellent technical specifications.
Stamping Car Body Parts
We produce ŠKODA car body parts at three stamping factories that house 14 stamping lines as well as other production lines. Using the most advanced equipment, we can produce car body parts of this highest quality for over 1,300 Fabia bodies or 860 second-generation Octavia bodies each and every day. In order to produce high-quality car body parts, we can create even the most intricate casting tools. The tool production process facility is equipped with machining centres that can fulfil complex orders without blinking an eye – such as producing stamping dyes for car side plates. This machined part could be as large as 4500 x 2500 mm weigh nearly 20 tonnes!
Top quality and welding up all parts of the car's body perfectly during assembly – this is the principal condition for attaining flawless final assembly and guaranteeing the car's final appearance will be impeccable. At the modern facilities in Mladá Boleslav and in Kvasiny in northern Bohemia, qualified personnel work side-by-side with hundreds of robots to weld subassemblies as well as entire car bodies with absolute precision. We manufacture car bodies for the new Octavia, Octavia Tour as well as all Fabia model versions in Mladá Boleslav. The welded bodies for the Roomster and Superb luxury limousines are produced at a factory branch in Kvasiny.
It is impossible to imagine a new car without a perfect coloured coat. This is why we have built modern facilities in Mladá Boleslav and Kvasiny that maximally utilise automated and robotised manufacturing processes to paint ŠKODA cars. We also use the best quality materials that have a low environmental impact, including water-soluble topcoats. Due to this we can proudly announce that we provide a 10-year guarantee against rust for the Fabia, Octavia Tour and Superb, and even a 12-year guarantee for the new Octavia. There is a three-year guarantee against paint flaws.
ŠKODA Auto has a long history of producing metal cast moulds and forgings for engines and gearboxes. For example, as early as 1962 we became the first in Europe to use a high-pressure pouring production process to intricate and complex aluminium cylinder blocks. Metal casting moulds from the aluminium foundry, grey cast iron and forgings from the forging facility in Mladá Boleslav are used not just in other car manufacturing factories that are part of the VW Group, but also at a number of local and international customers' sites. We are continuously modernizing the foundries and equipping them with the latest technology and technical equipment.
Engines and gearboxes production
ŠKODA Auto's facility to produce engines, axles and gearboxes is one of the most advanced production bases within the entire VW Group. Production was launched here in 2001. We produce modern three-cylinder 1.2 HTP motors for ŠKODA, VW and Seat brand cars. Besides additional petrol and diesel motors, we also assemble MQ 200 modern concept gearboxes for the VW Group and ŠKODA Auto. These gearboxes are notable for their ability to offer a comfortable and quiet ride. In addition, we assemble front and rear axles for the Fabia, Roomster and Octavia as well as rear axles for the Superb and Octavia Tour at the facility.
New ŠKODA Fabias and Octavias roll off the production line in Mladá Boleslav. The Roomster and the brand's largest model, the Superb, are manufactured at the newly reconstructed and expanded factory branch in Kvasiny. Our subsidiary factory in Vrchlabí assembles the steadily popular Octavia Tour as well as some individual modifications and accessories (luxury L&K, Scout model, sports RS, 4x4 etc.). We also assemble ŠKODA cars at additional international manufacturing and assembly plants (link to Skoda plants). We never shortchange the most important specification – and that is quality. This is why each and every car we produce is subjected to a thorough exit check-up that tests all the systems and controls the quality of assembly work before being dispatched. The cars also must pass a test drive on a special track featuring a number of various road surfaces!
We pay particular attention to the customer satisfaction level of our importers (retailers) devote to customers. Not just high-quality cars, but also you, our customers, deserve only the best. Visit your ŠKODA retailer and find out for yourself just how much your satisfaction with our products matters to us. And we are ready to provide you with the same high-quality services as when you purchase the car even after you become the owner of one of our models. Guaranteed mobility, high-quality service, emissions tests, 24-hour assistance, original parts and car accessories including installation, paint and body service, wheel and tyre storage and many more services – for us, these are all just a matter of course. You are important to us!