VIENNA – Czech Republic-based Skoda Auto a.s. is planning to shift assembly of its Roomster multipurpose vehicle from Kvasiny to Vrchlabi in early 2011. At present, two Skoda Octavia models – the older Octavia Tour and the younger Octavia – are built at Vrchlabi, but Skoda this fall will phase out Tour production and needs another model to utilize capacity at the plant. The facility, which employs 1,026 workers, currently assembles 320 cars a day, including 100 Tours on one shift and ...

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