One million cars from Kia's Zilina factory.

by Jan 26, 2012All News, Kia4 comments

In just over five years since production started Kia Motors Manufacturing Slovakia has built its 1,000,000th car – a white, diesel-engined cee’d SW.

Immediately handed over to a Slovakian children’s charity – the Red Nose Clowndoctors – the cee’d is also the 600,000th version of the Zilina factory’s first car. The factory now also produces Sportage and Venga.

“Kia Motors Slovakia has achieved an important milestone in its history with the production of the millionth car. We decided to donate it to an organisation which will bring pleasure to children during their stay in hospitals,” said Eek-Hee Lee, President and CEO of Kia Motors Slovakia.

Kia Motors Slovakia recorded a 10% year-on-year increase in car production and a 12% year-on-year increase in engine production during 2011, when it produced more than 252,000 cars and 359,000 engines. The factory plans to produce around 285,000 cars this year.

Sportage production in 2011 topped 101,000 units, representing 40% of the overall production. A total of 103,000 cee’d models were produced, or 41% of the total production and 11,000 Kia Venga models. The remainder of 2011 production, 36,000 units, were Hyundai ix35 manufactured up to June 2011.

Kia Motors Slovakia launched a third shift this year and increased the number of employees to 3,900. The company is currently preparing for production of the second generation of the cee’d model during the second quarter.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

4 Comments

  1. Skoda Servicing Coventry

    Cars still on the list of many people when it comes to necessity aspect. Not just for fashion or to become updated but also it helps to transportation purposes.

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  2. Skoda Servicing Coventry

    Cars still on the list of many people when it comes to necessity aspect. Not just for fashion or to become updated but also it helps to transportation purposes.

    Reply
  3. Carry Demaggio

    WOW! A million! A sign that transportation has gotten this good since cars were first powered by steam engines. I hope at least one or two of the children in those hospitals will be inspired to be the next engineer(s) or scientist(s) to develop better cars than what we have today. By better cars we mean the kind that is in line with sustainable development.

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  4. Carry Demaggio

    WOW! A million! A sign that transportation has gotten this good since cars were first powered by steam engines. I hope at least one or two of the children in those hospitals will be inspired to be the next engineer(s) or scientist(s) to develop better cars than what we have today. By better cars we mean the kind that is in line with sustainable development.

    Reply

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