Business news from Ukraine

PRODUCTION OF ŠKODA CARS IN UKRAINE WILL RESUME IN JUNE

The Eurocar plant (Solomonovo, Transcarpathian region) will resume production of ŠKODA cars from June this year, which was suspended with the start of Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine, the company’s press service reported.
“The Eurocar company, the official distributor of ŠKODA cars in Ukraine, announces the resumption of taking orders and production. The Eurocar plant in Transcarpathia will start working again in June,” the distributor’s website said on Thursday.
Prices and configurations of cars available for order are posted on the distributor’s website, the official delivery time is up to 280 days, but in fact it will depend on the number of orders in the queue and may be less. Vehicles in stock that were in stock until February 24th are also available for purchase.
“ŠKODA dealerships work depending on the situation in the regions where they are located. The warranty for cars during martial law in Ukraine is maintained in case of untimely completion of scheduled maintenance, provided that the level of technical fluids is observed,” the message says.
The Eurocar plant, the official manufacturer of Škoda cars in Ukraine, began producing cars in 2001, investments in the creation of the plant amounted to $250 million. Capacities for small-scale assembly of cars were created, buildings for welding and painting shops were built.
According to the Ukravtoprom association, in 2021 the plant assembled 3,476 vehicles, which is 2.7% more than a year earlier.
As reported, at present, the Eurocar plant operates as a humanitarian logistics hub, as well as a center for helping employees, with the involvement of a network of contacts of foreign partners as external support.
According to the data of the National Commission for Securities and Stock Market (NSSMC), as of the fourth quarter of 2021, more than 68.84% of the shares of Eurocar JSC are owned by Atoll Holding JSC, the beneficiary-controller of which is Oleg Boyarin, another 20% are owned by LLC “Prostir Capital” (Kyiv), 10% – Polish “Iberia Motor Company”.

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SKODA TRANSPORTATION OPENS FIRST UKRAINIAN OFFICE IN DNIPRO

The International locomotive building conglomerate Skoda Transportation has opened the first official representative office in Ukraine in Dnipro, according to the website of Dnipro City Council.
“The Dnipro residence will develop design projects for railway and public transport for the Czech company, as well as look for suppliers for production,” the report says.
Cooperation will also be facilitated by the presence in Dnipro of a network of manufacturers and repair enterprises of locomotive and heavy engineering.
“Our goal is for Skoda to return to Ukraine. Dnipro is a non-random choice. The city has a great potential,” Skoda Transportation Director for Human Resources Tesar Lumir said during the opening of the representative office.
Skoda Transportation produces railway locomotives, subway cars, suburban electric trains, as well as trams, trolleybuses, buses, engines, traction equipment. The conglomerate is also engaged in the modernization of rail and public transport. The brand cooperates with fourteen countries of the world, including Poland, China, and the United States.

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