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Production increases for Kia Europe

Car manufacturing at Kia’s Slovakian facility has grown by 10% in the last year, and production of petrol and diesel engines has risen by 12%, the company has announced. 

With increasing consumer demand for Kia’s growing product range, the car maker has had to introduce a third work shift to ramp up production. In total, Zilina factory rolled out 252,000 cars and 359,000 petrol and diesel engines in the last year.

With the opening of a second engine shop last year, maximum engine production at Zilina has increased to 450,000 per year. To meet increasing demand and the transferred production of Venga, Kia currently employs more than 3,900 people at Zilina and is planning to raise output in Slovakia even further, aiming to produce 285,000 vehicles this year.

“Last year was very positive for Kia in Europe as we achieved record figures for vehicle and engine production,” said Eek-Hee Lee, President and CEO of Kia Motors Slovakia. “Our focus for 2012 is on embedding a regular three-shift operation so we can reach full plant capacity within the first quarter of the year, and then make preparations for volume production of the all-new Kia cee’d, which will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show,” he added.

18 January 2012


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