Skoda Auto India rolls out 100001st car from its Aurangabad plant

Saturday 27 November 2010, 00:00 AM by Payal Pathak

H E Mr Miloslav Stasek – Ambassador of the Czech Republic – and Mr Juergen Stackmann – Member of the Board of Directors for Sales and Marketing at Škoda Auto – commemorate this momentous occasion

Aurangabad: 26 November 2010:

ŠkodaAuto India, a fully owned subsidiary of ŠkodaAuto a.s., Czech Republic and part of Group Volkswagen India, one of the most promising automobile companies in India, today rolled out the 1,00,001st car from its plant at Aurangabad. The fact that the 1,00,001 st car was a Yeti, one of Škoda’s recent launches, makes it an even more special event. The occasion was graced by H E Mr Miloslav Stasek, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in India, and Mr Stackmann, - the Board Member for Sales and Marketing at ŠkodaAuto a.s. and Chairman of ŠkodaAuto India .

A nicely arranged ceremony started with a joint tree planting on the factory premises.

Marking the occasion, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in India, H E Mr Miloslav Stasek said, “This, the biggest investment in India by a Czech company, ŠkodaAuto India, has achieved incredible growth. The world class products provided by ŠkodaAuto India, offering high quality with a human touch, are the strongest pillar of its success.”

Speaking on this occasion, Mr Stackmann, the Board Member for Sales and Marketing at ŠkodaAuto a.s. and Chairman of ŠkodaAuto India,said, “India, as a very important future market, was entered by Škoda ten years ago in a great spirit of entrepreneurship. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our employees, the Indian government, our suppliers, our business partners and, especially, our valuable customers. Over the past decade, Škoda has reinvented itself as a strong, sensitive and, more importantly, a clever player in the automobile sector. Our factory at Aurangabad is our strength and will play an even more important role in the future, as our plans for expansion in the Indian market are ambitous. We at ŠkodaAuto are very proud of our current achievements and want to take this opportunity to congratulate all our stakeholders.”

Dr John Chacko, recently announced Volkswagen Group Chief Representative India and President and Managing Director Volkswagen India,delivered a welcome note underlining the importance of the Aurangabad factory as a source not only of Skoda cars, but also of the Volkswagen and Audi brands.

Dr Oliver Gruenberg, Managing Director Technical Affairs,expressed his thanks and emphasized the committment by the SkodaAuto India management and workforce to tackle the challenges in the near future.

Škoda’s Superb, Laura and the newly launched Yeti are produced at the Aurangabad plant. The Aurangabad plant also manufactures Volkswagen Passat and Jetta, as well as Audi A4, A6 and Q5.

Prominent industrialists, senior government officials, the Group’s board members, senior embassy officials, Š kodaAuto India’s board members and employees were present on this occasion.

ŠkodaAuto India recently joined forces with government-run training organizations, Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), Aurangabad, by donating five Škoda Fabias for practical technical training purposes.