ŠKODA HISTORY

An exciting history of motion

Ever since the automotive industry’s pioneering days, the ŠKODA brand has been turning out cutting-edge technologies and inventions. The joy of mobility and all things technical initially found expression in bicycles, followed by motorcycles and, ultimately, cars.

The history of ŠKODA logo

In 1895, L&K started making its Slavia bicycles and, later on, motorbikes in Mladá Boleslav. Automobile production was launched in 1905. The Laurin & Klement logo graced cars from Mladá Boleslav until 1925, since when they have sported ŠKODA’s winged-arrow symbol.

ŠKODA Museum

The ŠKODA Museum brings the past to life in an authentic setting – the former production halls where cars were made up until 1928. Right next door, the company’s largest and most modern plant continues this history, turning out new ŠKODAs day after day.

ŠKODA – Driven by Desire

History is more than the mere passing of time. It’s a collection of stories that remain timeless. To celebrate exciting history of ŠKODA, we created a timeline not of events, but of emotions. And there are no better stewards of ŠKODA’s legacy than the people who drive our cars.