The Czech carmaker, Škoda, sees Bulgaria and Turkey as possible locations for their new factory, the Germans write from Handelsblatt, citing sources, reports Novinite.
In this way, Romania is again avoided by the car manufacturer. In July this year, BMV announced that it will build a new plant in Hungary near Debrecen, just 70 km from the border with Romania. In the past, Mercedes-Benz considered Romania a new factory, but because of the lack of infrastructure, it chose the whole of Hungary.
Skoda, part of Volkswagen's automotive giant, plans to open an additional production unit to meet the growing demand for its cars.
The factory will definitely be in Eastern Europe, but will not be in the Czech Republic due to lack of staff. "The talks are about Bulgaria and Turkey," said Handelsblatt, a source in the automotive group.
Although Škoda will be a factory, the new factory will be able to produce cars from other brands of the Volkswagen Group.
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Last year, he was extremely good for the Czech brand, which had 1.2 million vehicles. Skoda significantly increased its profits and even "took" Volkswagen's market share, leading to dissatisfaction with German trade unions.
The decision on the location of the new factory is expected at a Volkswagen Supervisory Board meeting on November 16, when the investment program of the company is determined.