Kia begins production of Venga, cee'd family and Sportage models at Zilina plant
The B-segment MPV model was previously built at its sister company plant in the Czech Republic before production was moved to Zilina.
TUV NORD, has confirmed that the Venga meets strict environmental standards ISO 14040 after assessing the life-cycle of the product. The Quality Management certificate is given based on evaluation of the possible impacts on the environment. Moreover, the lifecycle from the raw materials and component production, manufacturing cars up to the lifetime of vehicles is also evaluated.
The Zilina plant is expanding to include a third shift and a second engine shop and will employ and extra 1,000 staff bringing the total to 4,000 employees. Throughout 2011 Kia Motors has invested over EUR 40m into modifying the production lines to incorporate the Venga as well as investing heavily in staff training. New staff is expected in all areas of the facility ranging between quality inspectors, welders and assembly operators.