9 Jun 2022 17:36

Eurocar automaker in Ukraine to resume operations on June 10

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - Eurocar, a major Ukrainian car manufacturer located in Solomonovo in the Zakarpattia (Trans-Carpathian) region, will resume the semi knocked-down (SKD) assembly of Skoda cars on June 10, which was suspended after February 24, the company's press service said.

"Skoda Auto is resuming the deliveries of SKD kits of Skoda cars to Ukraine. The first batch of 80 Kodiaq and Karoq crossovers has already been shipped, and the plant is to resume its operations on June 10," Ukrainian media outlets quoted the company's statement on social media.

The company's production volume will depend directly on the development of the events in Ukraine, it said.

A steady delivery of original spare parts, accessories, and motor fuels to Skoda's service centers in Ukraine has been resumed as well, the company said.

Eurocar, part of the Atoll Holding group of companies, an official manufacturer of Skoda cars in Ukraine, started production in 2001. The investments amounted to $250 million. The plant has facilities for knocked-down assembly and includes a welding and a painting workshop.

The Ukravtoprom association has reported that Eurocar assembled 3,476 cars in 2021, which is 2.7% more than in 2020.

Skoda Auto is part of Volkswagen Group. It has three facilities in the Czech Republic and one each in Kazakhstan, China, India, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.