ŠKODA started production today on the all new Superb saloon and combi at the Kvasiny plant. The car manufacturer has modernized and expanded.
?"We have once again achieved a success in production engineering," says Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA Board Member for production and logistics. He continues, “The whole team from production, planning, tool construction and logistics have done a fantastic job coming together to work on the fourth start of production this year alone.”
In connection to the production launch of the new Superb, the assembly and body shop have been modernized with new equipment and tools. The logistics process has also been optimized: The vehicle axles are now being delivered directly to the production lines through the ‘Just-in-Sequence’. The manufacturer has also designed new test rigs for the final assembly, such as the test system for vehicle geometry.
The redesigned ŠKODA Superb is now being produced at the modernized Kvasiny plant. The brand’s flagship boasts attractive new ŠKODA design elements, a fresh interior and improved technical features. The consumption and emissions of the engine range have dropped by up to 19%. The market launch for both the saloon and combi is set for the end of June.
Kvasiny is one of three ŠKODA production facilities in the Czech Republic, where about 4,500 people are employed. Alongside the Superb, the ŠKODA Roomster and ŠKODA Yeti also roll off Kvasiny’s production lines. A total of 153,700 vehicles were produced there in 2012. In the course of expanding the facility and relocating the Roomster from Vrchlabí to Kvasiny, a new logistics hall and assembly line were built for the Roomster in January this year. In addition, the axis assembly started in Kvasiny. A new hall for chassis production is planned for later this year.