ŠKODA has invested more than £19.6m in an expansion of its headquarters’ parts centre, which will see the creation of 40 jobs.
The facility at Škoda’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav is the brand’s largest parts warehouse in the Czech Republic and one of three of VW Group’s European central warehouses.
The £19.65m investment increases the space in the building by an extra 31,000 square metres to a total of 180,000 square metres, and means quicker delivery times for customers. There are now another 40 jobs available for logistics specialists and industrial logistics experts.
The expansion means that Škoda now has the necessary storage for parts and accessories to be used in the development of its future electric vehicles from 2020.
The extension was opened by Alain Favey, Škoda Auto board member for sales and marketing, Miloš Kovar, representative of Czech union Kovo MB, and Bohdan Wojnar, Škoda Auto board member for human resources management.
Favey said: ‘Our customers immediately benefit from the expansion of the Škoda Parts Centre. They now receive their required parts even quicker.
‘At the same time, we are now even better prepared for future challenges, as the expansion of our central warehouse also ensures the supply of parts for future Škoda vehicles.
‘As part of Škoda’s 2025 strategy, we will be constantly pressing ahead with the electrification of our model range over the coming years.’
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