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With passenger car production at 128 vehicles per 1,000 persons, the Czech Republic has maintained its supreme position among world automotive leaders in terms of per-capita output. It is also among the fifteen largest passenger car producers by volume in the world. (OICA, 2017) 

Did you know ?    

  • …with 1.35 mil. units the Czech Republic is the biggest producer of passenger cars in the CEE? (AIA, 2017)
  • …56 out of 100 global top 100 tier-one suppliers has at least one of their location in the Czech Republic? (CzechInvest, 2017)
  • …the Czech automotive has the highest gross value added per employee in the CEE region? (Eurostat, 2017)
  • …85% of the automotive production is being exported, mainly to European markets? (AIA, 2017)

The Czech automotive industry employs more than 150,000 people and accounts for more than 20% of both Czech manufacturing output and Czech exports (AIA, 2017). The Czech automotive centre of excellence plays a key role not only in the European but also in the global perspective. Based on the country’s century-long engineering tradition, good infrastructure and skilled workforce, it significantly contributes to automotive manufacturing and R&D. While the country has the capacity and resources to accommodate three major carmakers – Škoda Auto (Volkswagen group), TPCA (Toyota/Groupe PSA joint venture) and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech – and holds excellent business opportunities for suppliers, the Czech Republic is poised to consolidate its position as one of the leading European centres for automotive-related design and R&D activity.

Foreign Investors and Key Players in the Czech Republic

Foreign Investors and Key Players in the Czech Republic Source: CzechInvest, 2017
Richard SchneiderInvestment Development Manager for Automotive & Future Mobility Richard.Schneider@czechinvest.org
Automotive OEMs Automotive OEMs
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Automotive R&D Automotive R&D
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E-mobility E-mobility
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Self-driving vehicles Self-driving vehicles
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Swiss firm Feintool starts construction of its first factory in the Czech Republic
04/12/2017

Swiss firm Feintool starts construction of its first factory in the Czech Republic

The company plans to begin construction of components for the automotive industry by th...

American company WABCO seeking suppliers in the Czech Republic
22/11/2017

American company WABCO seeking suppliers in the Czech Republic

CzechInvest invited more than 20 local firms to a Suppliers Day event

Czech firms vie for orders from Nissan
27/09/2017

Czech firms vie for orders from Nissan

A system for immediate electric-vehicle battery exchange is also being presented