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ŠKODA AUTO production sites reopen for tours

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Mladá Boleslav, June 9, 2022 – After being closed for more than two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, ŠKODA AUTO is now reopening its Czech production facilities to visitors. Guided tours of selected plant spaces and the final assembly are ideal for school groups and families with children aged 10 and over. Tours are offered in several languages, including Czech, English, German and Dutch.

“We are delighted to finally be able to offer our factory tours again after more than two years. It is worth visiting because our factories have changed a lot during this time. In Mladá Boleslav, for example, we started producing the all-electric ENYAQ iV family as well as MEB battery systems, and in Kvasiny we continued to systematically modernize the production facilities. In the meantime, the Vrchlabí plant has become the first CO of ŠKODA AUTO2-neutral production site at the end of 2020.”


Andrea Frydlová, Head of the ŠKODA Museum

The only requirement for a guided tour of the Mladá Boleslav factory is to take a ticket to the ŠKODA Museum. Admission for a guided tour in Czech is 180 CZK; for a factory tour in other languages ​​it is 260 CZK. Guided tours of the Kvasiny and Vrchlabí sites are free. The tours, which last about two hours, are often accompanied by former employees of the automaker.

Tours are aimed at tech enthusiasts as well as school classes and families with children ages 10 and up. The ŠKODA ENYAQ iV family, the automaker’s first all-electric production models based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB), now rolls off the same production line in Mladá Boleslav as vehicles fitted with engines combustion engines based on the MQB. To achieve this, ŠKODA AUTO made significant adjustments to the production line. The production of battery systems for MEB vehicles of various brands of the group was also recently launched at the main plant, making Mladá Boleslav the only site in Europe outside of Germany where these battery systems are manufactured.

Around 7,000 employees currently produce the SUPERB and SUPERB iV models as well as the KAROQ and KODIAQ in Kvasiny. By relocating the next-generation SUPERB to Bratislava, capacity will be created on site for an additional 150,000 units of the KODIAQ and KAROQ SUV series.

The Vrchlabí plant plays a central role in the production of components for ŠKODA AUTO. This is where the DQ200 direct-shift automatic gearbox is produced; at the beginning of February this year, the four millionth DQ200 gearbox rolled off the assembly line since production began in October 2012. Since the end of 2020, the site has been the Czech manufacturer’s first CO2-neutral production facility.

To take a guided tour of the Mladá Boleslav factory, you must wear sturdy shoes without high heels and have your own vehicle with free space for the guide. The ŠKODA Museum can organize a minibus for groups of up to seven people by prior agreement. For each of the three production sites, visits can be booked in advance on This site. Visitors can find out about the rules applicable on the factory premises here.