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Škoda Auto

Company nameŠkoda Auto
Company typePrivate company
Founded1895 as Laurin & Klement
Founder(s)Václav Laurin and
Václav Klement
HeadquartersMladá Boleslav
No. of locationsManufacturing facilities in China, Czech Republic, India, Kazakhstan, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine
Area servedGlobal
(except North America)
Key peopleProf. Dr. H.C. Winfried Vahland
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Production output (+)762,600 units (2010)
ServicesAutomotive financial services
Revenue(+)220 billion (2010)
($13.5 billion USD)
Net income(+)30.75 billion (2010)
($1.9 billion USD)
Total assets(+)135.7 billion (2010)
($8.33 billion USD)
Employees24,714 (2010)
ParentVolkswagen Group
*Škoda Auto Deutschland *Škoda Auto India *Škoda Auto Polska *Škoda Auto Slovakia

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Škoda Auto (-csˈʃkoda-Cs-Skoda, more commonly known as Škoda, is an automobile manufacturer based in the Czech Republic. Škoda became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group in 2000, positioned as the entry brand to the group. Its total global sales reached 684,226 cars in 2009 and 85,000 for the month of March 2011.

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