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– A Czech Company with History

, a Czech word that damage, is also the name of one of the automotive companies in existence. in the Czech Republic, the company was in 1895 by two friends, Václav and Václav Laurin.

The Beginning

and Laurin started their as a simple bicycle repair after Klement was badly by a German bicycle manufacturer for Lauren already had experience bicycles, while Klement was from scratch.

The pair a factory to produce their own and in 1898, bought a new style of called the motorcyclette, by the Werner in France. This novel featured a motor between the allowing the rider to get from to place without having to

When the Werner motorcyclette to be both dangerous and quite the pair enlisted the help of Bosch, a German with a in ignitions. He helped them a new version of the powered bicycle debuted as the Slavia motorcycle in

In 1900, 150 motorcycles, pedalled the name Voiturette A were to London and the reign of the Klement Company had begun.


The World War was a big distraction to Klement and They turned their to produce war items for the duration of the war and returned to vehicles once it had branching out into not only and cars, but also trucks.

In 1905, the company began to cars as well, but in 1924, ran another set-back. A massive destroyed the production line and Skoda reeling. The newly trucks were put on hold they searched for a partner to them recover from the

They found their in Skoda Works, the largest business in the country. From on, most products were under the Skoda brand.

World War II, Skoda stopped production to support the German war and didn’t resume making until after the war had ended.

After the War

With the war years and occupation behind them, set out to build its reputation internationally tough little cars stood up to the rigours of every day

The company continued to build its until 1960, when it into a sort of dormant Although Skoda was still cars, no new designs were The same 1960´s models still in production by 1980.


Finally, in 1987, a new model freshly designed by the Italian Bertone. It was an instant hit in Europe and countries, while North still scorned the Czech

In 1991, Skoda linked Volkswagen to form a fourth under the parent company. the help of Volkswagen, the company has the safe confines of the Czech and made it out to the light of day, evermore popular in Europe.

Up until the 1960´s, Skoda was pumping out new models and designs. included the 440 Spartak, 445 Octavia, and the 1000 MB, as well as the popular and Rapid models which also used in racing.

that, production of new models was until 1987, when the Favorit became available. model began to close the gap between the East and the West. The was sold until the Felicia was in 1996.

Once the merge with was complete, two new models were out, the Octavia and the Fabia. then, the market has been for the Skoda brand name. It has out with new models, the Roomster and the

Also, new for 2007 is the Praktik

In the Future

Although Skoda has around longer than car companies, it took its time to the level that it is at now. By producing high-quality, reliable it has certainly earned its great Now all that remains is to see if this can successfully bridge the gap between two and emerge as a competitor in North

For now, it seems content to mainly for the UK and Europe.

In 2006, reached its goal of making than half a million in just one year, a sure that things are looking up for Czech powerhouse.

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