• 21-MAR-2012

Record Year for Kia's European Production Facility

Significant demand for Kia vehicles in Europe led the company's European manufacturing facility in Zilina, Slovakia, to post record production and investment figures during 2011. The Kia facility produced more than 252,000 cars and 359,000 engines in 2011, representing increases of 10 and 12 percent respectively over the previous year. Kia also invested heavily through 2011, recruiting an additional 900 employees to staff a third production shift in January 2012. The new staff members take the total workforce at Zilina to more than 3,900 employees.