Incorporated into the Mlada Boleslav automobile factory 70 years ago and transformed into a component production site in 2012, the Vrchlabi plant celebrates one million DSG transmission built.
The plant comes after a €245 million ($273 million) investment, during which a new factory building was built and existing production halls were modernized within 18 months.
The Czech facility has approximately a workforce of around 1,000 and is one of the most important employers in the region.
“The state-of-the-art DQ 200 dual clutch transmission, which is manufactured by the local Skoda team, is of great strategic importance to the entire Volkswagen Group“, said Board Member for Production, Michael Oeljeklaus.
Daily capacity will increase this year to 2,000 units per day and, in addition to transmission production at Vrchlabi, the MQ 200 and MQ/SQ 100 run off the line at the main factory in Mlada Boleslav, too. This is where more than 7 million of them have been built up to date, with around six million MQ 200 and more than one million MQ-100 ones.