Skoda balance sheet 2009 - Skoda with profit
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The company said this when the balance sheet was presented on Monday (March 22nd) in Prague. 'Against this background, we look forward to the future and the further course of 2010 positively,' said Skoda - Chairman of the Board Reinhard Jung.
Scrapping bonus brings sales record in Germany
According to the company, 551,600 (2008: 625,800) cars were sold in 2009. If you add the vehicles destined for China that are listed under VW license, there was a delivery record of 684,200 (674,500) cars. In Germany, sales rose by 44.3 percent to 162,328 vehicles. Skoda attributed this sales record in comparison to 2008 to the scrapping bonus.
One reason for the positive development in the industry is the 'early commitment' in growth regions, said Jung, referring to new production facilities in India and Russia. Added to this is the increased demand for compact and fuel-efficient vehicles.
The most successful model series remained in 2009 Octavia and Fabia with around 270,000 vehicles sold each. The Yeti as the first Skoda in an SUV Segment has already sold a good 11,000 copies since its market launch in September 2009.
S koda, founded in 1895, has been part of VW since 1991 with its Mlada Boleslav headquarters. Skoda is one of the largest employers in the Czech Republic and, as the country's most important exporter, is responsible for around seven percent of Czech exports.