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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) 

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  • … 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 have at least one of their locations in the Czech Republic? (CzechInvest, 2017)
  • … the Czech automotive industry 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 Center 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 centers 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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