9th February 2017, Vysoké Mýto
The growing total market share and the first place on the intercity vehicles market in the Czech Republic with a 40.5% share
In 2016, the market share of the IVECO BUS brand grew in the Czech Republic by 0.7 % to total 25.2 %. At the same time IVECO BUS became, with a 40.5% share, the absolute market leader in the segment of intercity vehicles in the Czech Republic thanks to the most successful European range Crossway which is manufactured in Vysoké Mýto.
The Crossway product range is number one in the Eastern European region which includes 10 countries – Poland, Romania, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic and Slovakia – with a total market share 48.9 % in the segment of intercity vehicles. Iveco Czech Republic had a record production of 3,885 vehicles (+ 4.2 %) which only proves that the Crossway range continues to be very popular among customers. It represents the highest production at all in the whole history of the production plant. Over 94 % vehicles were sold abroad, with France ranked first, followed by Germany and Italy.
Sylvain Blaise, vice-president of IVECO BUS, responsible for the segment of IVECO BUS buses all over the world, said: “Thanks to more than 120 years of experience and continuous ambitious investment programs, Iveco Czech Republic is determined to keep its competitiveness on a high level and to contribute significantly to the growth of national industry and economy. The Crossway range is an unambiguous leader in its category in Europe and also the new Evadys vehicle is sure to contribute to the development of the Vysoké Mýto production plant.“
Iveco Czech Republic awarded as the 2nd biggest Czech exporter in the category “Increase of Export 1993-2015”
In December of the last year, Iveco Czech Republic, a. s. won the silver medal in the 22nd contest Exporter of the Year. It ranked second in the “Increase of Export 1993-2015” category among companies with volume of export over 500 million CZK a year. The value of the company’s export has increased 25 times from 1993. Jiří Vaněk, managing director of Iveco Czech Republic, a. s., received this award from hands of Jan Mládek, Minister of Industry and Business, at the ceremony in Kaiserštejnský palác in Prague.
Production in 2016: highest in the history of the production plant!
Iveco Czech Republic, important player of the Czech economy, has been investing unceasingly both to technology and industrial facilities and is determined to keep investing into the production plant in Vysoké Mýto as well as to research and development. The investments in 2016 exceeded 300 million CZK.
37% increase of the number of employees during 5 years
The company is an important employer in the region of Pardubice. It employs over 3,100 people, and further 1,700 jobs it creates at subcontractors. During the last 5 years, the number of employees of the company has increased significantly by more than 37 %.