Skoda donates 100 Octavias to fight coronavirus in the Czech Republic

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 17 Apr 2020

The 100 Octavias, worth around 85 million Czech korunas, are to be given to social and medical aid agencies.

Skoda Auto is increasing its support measures to fight the coronavirus and will be donating 100 Octavias, worth around 85 million Czech korunas, to social and medical aid agencies in the Czech Republic.

In addition, the car manufacturer’s Technical Development department has been producing 3D-printed parts for certified FFP3 respirators, and numerous departments have been manufacturing protective visors.

Furthermore, Skoda Logistics is supporting the company Prusa Research in distributing protective visors, which have also been 3D-printed, to doctors’ surgeries and hospitals. Skoda trainees and employees are supporting a charity by sewing textile face masks.

According to Skoda Auto CEO Bernhard Maier, "During the corona pandemic, Skoda is focusing on providing fast, simple and effective aid. Therefore, we are supporting all those who are now particularly dependent on mobility, and are going to donate 100 Octavias worth around 85 million Czech korunas to organisations in the social or health sector. Our responsibility as a company extends far beyond the factory gates. In the current crisis, this holds true more than ever.”