Czech car maker, Skoda, has managed to manufacture and deliver one million cars in a single year for the first time. Skoda honoured the team’s outstanding contribution to the successful development of recent years by hosting the ‘Million Celebration’ at the Skoda Museum.
The one millionth Skoda vehicle produced this year ran off the production lines at the main Skoda plant in Mladá Boleslav on 10 December: a Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI in moon white. The anniversary car was donated to the ‘Life for Children’ foundation, a charity which provides care and support for ill children in the Czech Republic, and which was selected as the most worthy recipient by Skoda employees.
In addition, the millionth Skoda customer of 2014 – who is from the Czech Republic – was welcomed during the festivities. He had ordered an Octavia Estate vRS, 2.0 TSI in rally-green metallic, and the keys were handed to him by rally champion Jan Kopecky.
Expressing his views on the occasion, Skoda CEO Prof. Dr. HC Winfried Vahland said, “Producing and delivering one million vehicles is a historical milestone that demonstrates the strength of the brand. Skoda has achieved a new dimension and is firmly established as an international volume manufacturer. This success can be attributed to our model campaign, and the great performance of our 26,000 employees worldwide. The whole team is very proud of this achievement. At the same time, achieving this million in production and sales will spur us on to pick up the pace over the coming years.”
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