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This entry relates to Škoda Auto, more commonly known as Skoda, is a Czech automobile manufacturer founded in 1895 as Laurin and Klement. Its headquarters are in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic. Skoda Transportation a.s. is a separate business - website here.
In 1925 Laurin & Klement was acquired by Škoda Works which itself became state owned during the days of the Communist government.
1959 UK importer was E. W. McKenna
1964-65 UK importer was Motor Imports Co
After 1991 it was gradually privatised and in 2000 Škoda became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group.