Kia Zilina manufacturing plant at the center of Kia’s European expansion October 14th, 2015
After recently hitting the two millionth vehicle production milestone, Kia’s manufacturing plant located in Zilina, Slovakia continues to be instrumental in Kia’s growth and success in Europe. Today we present a glimpse of our state-of-the-art European facility.
The main models being produced at the Zilina plant include the Kia cee’d line-up, Sportage (the brand’s best-selling vehicle in Europe), and Venga. Since opening in 2006, the Zilina plant has also assumed the role as the European production base for Kia’s gasoline and diesel engines.
(Top left: cee’d, top right: cee’d GT, bottom left: Venga, bottom right: Sportage)
There are 3,800 highly skilled employees working the production line at the Zilina manufacturing plant, and they all play a critical role in driving global sales and exports. The vehicles manufactured in the Slovakia facility are exported to 76 markets worldwide and account for 56 percent of Kia’s total sales in Europe.
Kia cee’d manufactured at the Zilina plant
The outstanding performance of the Zilina production plant demonstrates Kia Motor’s dedication to continued expansion in Europe and its positive influence on the European job market and economy. Kia’s presence in Europe has led to the creation of 164,000 jobs (direct and indirect) and the contribution of approximately €2.6 billion to the European GDP in terms of research, manufacturing and distribution.
With Kia Motors Slovakia and the Zilina manufacturing plant accomplishing such major feats, we look forward to further success in bringing our customers around the world high-quality, well-designed vehicles.