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Skoda, a factory in Bulgaria or Turkey


Czech car maker Skoda sees Bulgaria and Turkey as potential sites for its new plant, writes the Germans from Handelsblatt, citing sources, Novinite reports.

Thus, Romania is avoided again by a car manufacturer. In July of this year, BMW announced that it will build a new facility in Hungary near Debrecen, just 70 km from the border with Romania. In the past, Mercedes-Benz considered Romania a new factory, but because of the lack of infrastructure, it chose all of Hungary.

Skoda, part of the Volkswagen giant, plans to open an additional production unit to meet the growing demand for its cars.

The plant will definitely be in Eastern Europe, but it will not be in the Czech Republic due to lack of staff. "The talks concern Bulgaria and Turkey," said Handelsblatt, a source in the automotive industry.

Although it will be Skoda's factory, the new plant will be able to produce cars from other brands of the Volkswagen Group.

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Last year was extremely good for the Czech brand, which had sales of 1.2 million vehicles. Skoda significantly increased its profits and even "captured" Volkswagen's market share, which led to dissatisfaction with the German trade unions.

The decision on the location of the new plant is expected to be taken at a meeting of the supervisory board of Volkswagen on 16 November, when the company's investment plan will be set up.

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