Skoda Auto opens new Central Pilot Hall at its Mlada Boleslav site [ Czech Republic ]
On January 20, Skoda Auto announced that it has put a new Central Pilot Hall into operation at its headquarters. In the development phase of new models, comprehensive analyses will be carried out here and pre-production cars manufactured. They will be subjected to extensive testing by the Technical Development and Quality Assurance departments prior to the launch of serial production. The facility houses, among other things, a body shop and an assembly shop as well as a measuring center and a virtual reality studio. The central pilot hall is also prepared for the era of electromobility, with charging points and relevant assembly areas including options for testing electrified vehicles. Investments made amount to EUR 20.4 million.
(Skoda Auto press release on January 20, 2021)