Like Startin Group, Skoda have got a rich heritage with a fascinating backstory, and nothing emphasises that more than the very special milestone the brand is celebrating in its home town. The 15 millionth car from Mladá Boleslav since 1905 rolled off the production line at Skoda’s main plant last week. Over 115 years ago, mobility pioneers Václav Laurin and Václav Klement drove their first car, the Voiturette A, out of the factory hall at this location.
Automotive production in Mladá Boleslav dates back to the company Laurin & Klement, which later became Skoda Auto. In 1905, the founders Václav Laurin and Václav Klement decided to stop building bicycles and focus entirely on manufacturing motorbikes and automobiles. The historic factory halls from which the first automobile of the company, the Voiturette Type A rolled out, still stand today in the Skoda Museum!
What makes this success extra special is the vehicle that was the milestone model, a Skoda Enyaq iV, a car which epitomises the brand’s future path of an electrified future. The Enyaq iV will be arriving at Startin Skoda Worcester later on this year so make sure to visit us to check it out!
Skoda are continuously digitalising production and consistently implementing their electromobility strategy, whilst at the same time exploiting the synergies within the Group to build state-of-the-art, attractive vehicles that inspire customers around the world. Skoda is investing in the future of car manufacturing with ongoing modernisations at its headquarters. In addition to vehicles, Skoda also produces engines, the MQ100 and MQ200 manual transmissions and axles in Mladá Boleslav, as well as high-voltage batteries for the plug-in hybrid models.