A Successful Transformation?: Restructuring of the Czech by Petr Pavlínek

By Petr Pavlínek

This publication investigates the complicated techniques of the post-1990 transformation within the Czech automobile and its selective integration within the West ecu vehicle production procedure. The post-1990 restructuring of the Czech car is analyzed within the context of its pre-1990 improvement and within the context of the crucial and East ecu car as an entire. in particular, the ebook examines the improvement and post-1990 restructuring of the Czech passenger vehicle undefined, the parts and truck production. significant issues lined comprise the improvement of the Czech automobile earlier than 1990, the precise case examine of � koda automobile, the consequences of the post-1990 privatization within the Czech automobile undefined, the function and results of international direct funding through the post-1990 restructuring, the restructuring of the Czech truck undefined, and the swift improvement of the car elements manufacturing.

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These production trends indicate that the increase in passenger car production in the 1990s and 2000s in several Central European countries represents a special case which has not been typical for the CEE motor industry as a whole, and which reflects FDI-driven transformation of the Central European passenger car industry. 11. LCV production in CEE countries, 1997-2006 1997 2000 2006 Czechia 37,548 22,771 1,077 Poland 23,650 19,956 76,100 Romania 18,657 13,192 11,410 3,611 953 808 Slovakia 855 0 0 Slovenia 159 0 35,320 Serbia Russia 140,183 168,631 218,252 0 Ukraine Total 10,696 10,700 224,663 236,199 353,667 Source: OICA (2007).

10). Although CEE bus production in general declined by 50% between 1990 and 2006, there are large differences among the individual countries. 10 Production completely ended in Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia. Hungary’s traditional bus production declined by 93%. The bus maker Ikarus, one of the world’s largest prior to 1989, was rescued in a takeover by the Irisbus Holding in 1999, but its production has so far failed to recover. Production decreased less dramatically in Russia (-54%), Ukraine (-46%), Belarus (-35%) and Czechia (-8%) between 1990 and 2006.

1 Pre-1945 Development The Czech automobile industry is one of the oldest in Europe. Founded in 1895 at the town of Mladá Boleslav in central Bohemia, Škoda (originally Laurin&Klement) is the third oldest European car manufacturer (after Daimler Benz and Peugeot). The first automobile was built there in 1905. Tatra traces its history of passenger car and truck production at the northern Moravian town of Kopřivnice back to 1897, and the first automobile on the territory of Czechia was built there in 1898.

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