Trnava Carmaker Presents Its New Car Model to President Kiska

President Kiska Visits PSA Peugeot Citroen (photo by TASR)

Trnava, March 22 (TASR) – A new model to be manufactured by PSA Peugeot Citroen Slovakia as early as of the end of 2016 was presented to President Andrej Kiska when he called in on the Trnava-based carmaker as part of his one-day visit to Trnava, TASR learnt on Tuesday.

Kiska inspected the production lines accompanied by CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroen Slovakia Remi Girardon. The president was the first person (apart from PSA employees) to have the opportunity to see the new model.

On this occasion the company’s management announced that it will increase its estimated volume of output for this year. “Based on developments in the first three months of this year, we should increase it from the original 290,000 to 315,000 cars, which is a record figure for car output in Trnava,” said Girardon.

During his conversation with the plant’s representatives, Kiska also showed interest in job opportunities for young people, as well as the dual education project that the carmaker will introduce as of the next school year, with 30 students set to take part at the beginning.

“It’s a pleasure for me to visit a company that employs over 3,500 people and, together with subcontractor companies, provides jobs to tens of thousands,” said Kiska at the end of his visit. “And what’s important, it plans further development in our country,” he said. Therefore, he finds it essential for the structure of the Slovak education system to be set so that companies that want to create new jobs will be able to find suitable people.

Kiska was only the latest in a line of VIPs to visit the Trnava plant. Former president Ivan Gasparovic as well as prime ministers Mikulas Dzurinda, Iveta Radicova and Robert Fico have all been shown round.