ŠKODA AUTO and Tata Motors Ltd end detailed negotiations on a strategic partnership

Mladá Boleslav, 10 August 2017 – The ŠKODA brand has assessed and evaluated a potential strategic collaboration with Tata Motors Ltd over recent weeks and months. In doing so, both companies have concluded that at present, neither the technical nor the economic synergies are achievable to the extent desired by both parties. As a result, a planned strategic alliance will no longer be pursued for the time being. Both companies would like to emphasise that following the intensive and constructive discussions of the last few months, they are not ruling out possible future collaborations.


›      is one of the longest-established car manufacturers in the world. The company was founded in 1895 – during the pioneering days of the automobile. Today, the company’s headquarters remain in Mladá Boleslav.

›      currently offers the following model series: CITIGO, FABIA, RAPID, OCTAVIA, KAROQ, KODIAQ and SUPERB.

›      delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide in 2016.

›      has been part of Volkswagen Group since 1991, one of the most successful vehicle manufacturers in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles as well as components such as engines and gear transmissions.

›      operates at three locations in the Czech Republic; produces in China, Russia, Slovakia, Algeria and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan with local partners.

›      employs over 30,000 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.