In the heart of Europe, a modern automotive fairy tale has unfolded. Bratislava, Slovakia's vibrant capital, has seen its industrial landscape renewed by the Volkswagen (VW) behemoth: First setting its roots in 1991, the VW plant has grown from a small dot into a veritable forest of innovation and production prowess.

 And Asset Agent plays a little known but significant role.

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A four-wheel success story

Remember when the VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne, the beloved models of the SUV world, were just fledglings on the automotive landscape?

Their transition into global icons began right here, in Bratislava, in 2002. In February 2010, birthing a new generation of these models, making the Touareg the most innovative vehicle since VW's inception.

The plant's story is a less conventional but equally compelling narrative in a city known for its fairy-tale castle and picturesque old town.

But Bratislava's significance doesn't stop at VW. It's an intricate gear in a global machine, producing cars for other major brands within the VW Group, like Audi, Porsche and Škoda. Bratislava's mastery of this mechanical ballet makes it a unique phenomenon on the global stage. Yet, it’s not just the city's economic backbone but also a source of pride, providing stable jobs for over 10,900 highly experienced and dedicated employees.


The Man That Makes The Flow Flow

When you walk through the sprawling campus of the Volkswagen (VW) plant in Bratislava amidst the cacophony of machines and flurry of activity, you'll find Matus Balog. A seasoned veteran with nearly a decade at VW, his journey is an inspirational tale of ambition, adaptation, and achievement.

Eight years ago, Matus, a fresh graduate from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, stood at the threshold of the VW factory as one of the chosen few from over 2000 applicants to the VW trainee program.

Recalling his first day, Matus fondly reminisces, "I was full of expectations and amazed by the complex assembly process in the automotive business."

Asset Agent and continuous improvement

Once a stranger to the production lines of Volkswagen Bratislava, Asset Agent is now an essential component of the factory's operations. It has been in use for more than 13 years now and became a trusted partner to run production processes smoothly.

As Matus explains, Asset Agent, underpinned by Real-time locating systems (RTLS), has become instrumental in tracking every vehicle in the vast production facility.

The system's primary role is to provide an accurate location for each vehicle, which is especially critical in times of part shortages.

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