“Electric and hybrid vehicles do not have a manual transmission, and even in internal combustion engines, our customers increasingly prefer automatic machines,” said Michník.
“In the so-called Gearbox II. therefore, production is already significantly subdued and we expect to end production here by the end of the year. Hyundai Mobis battery operation will be established in the vacant premises. ”
The factory in Nošovice produces up to 1,400 cars a day. In addition, it also manufactures two types of six-speed gearboxes not only for its cars, but also for export to plants in St. Petersburg, Russia, Kia in Žilina, Slovakia, and HAOS in Turkey.
The production of electrified drives in Nošovice began in 2018, and since last year the Kona Electric electric car, the first mass-produced electric car in the Czech Republic, has been produced there.
Hyundai Mobis is now assembling batteries at the plant in Mošnov in the Novojičín region, where it also manufactures headlights. “We will have to expand our battery production capacity,” confirmed Ivan Leixner, the company’s manager.
The batteries will be produced simultaneously in the Mošnov Mobis hall and newly in Nošovice. “Current employees of Převodovkárna II. will remain in HMMC, on the contrary, the operation of Mobis will create new jobs.
Gearbox I. will continue to produce both for our own needs and for the Kia plants in Žilina and Hyundai in Turkey, ”said Michník.
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