ŠKODA AUTO has produced eight million MQ200 manual gearboxes at the Mladá Boleslav site
ŠKODA AUTO has produced eight million MQ200 manual gearboxes at the Mladá Boleslav site. Photo by ŠKODA Auto
ŠKODA AUTO has today produced its eight millionth MQ200 manual gearbox since production started at the Mladá Boleslav site in 2000. The manual five- or six-speed transmission is used in various ŠKODA AUTO models as well as in vehicles produced by the Volkswagen, Audi and Seat Group brands. Around 1,900 units are produced every day. The car manufacturer also produces the MQ100 transmission at its headquarters.
Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Production and Logistics emphasises: “I congratulate the entire team on achieving this production milestone. This is a great achievement and attests to our technical expertise; the MQ200 manual transmission exemplifies high quality and durability. The production of this gearbox is a clear sign of the importance of component production at the Group level.”
383,000 units of the manual five- or six-speed transmission ran off the production line in Mladá Boleslav last year alone, and the daily production volume is currently around 1,900 units. The MQ200 is installed in vehicles with petrol engines with a torque of up to 200 Nm and a displacement of 1.0 to 1.6 litres. It is used in ŠKODA, Volkswagen, Audi and Seat models.
In addition to assembling the MQ100 and the MQ200 in Mladá Boleslav, the Czech car manufacturer also produces the DQ200 automatic 7-speed direct transmission at its Vrchlabí plant. In total, the company employs around 1,700 people in transmission production at the two sites.
ŠKODA also produces high-voltage traction batteries for the plug-in hybrid ŠKODA SUPERB iV and ŠKODA OCTAVIA iV models adjacent to transmission production in the same factory hall in Mladá Boleslav. In addition, production of MEB battery systems for the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV will start at the same location in early 2022.
Source: ŠKODA Auto
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