Customized Christmas for Skoda Auto

Preciosa is a company that strives to put the customer first. If we don’t have precisely what you need, we have a whole department waiting just for you. Welcome to Customized Production. Set up with the aim of doing our very best to cater to our clients' individual requirements, we are able to tailor shapes, colors and sizes of existing products, and create entirely new ones if needs be. This December, for the festive season, we were approached by Czech car manufacturer Skoda and asked to host a very special Christmas workshop.

Skoda Auto is one of the largest car companies in the world. Founded in 1895 in a small town in the Czech Republic, they now sell their products in over 100 countries, and, like Preciosa they are an iconic Czech brand with a proud heritage.

On 7th December, Skoda’s Color &Trim Design Team – who were integral to the interior design of the latest Scala model – came to Preciosa’s headquarters in Jablonec nad Nisou, Bohemia for a Christmas teambuilding event. Following a dedicated ‘golden’ theme in line with the Scala’s Shanghai launch, the purpose was partially for the team to gain inspiration, and partially of course to make Christmas decorations. Representatives of Preciosa Components, Beauty and Ornela were present to provide information and inspiration to the attendees.

Following an overview of each Preciosa division and a brief history of the company, they were taken on a tour of the facilities, during which they received a comprehensive overview of Preciosa’s key products and production techniques, and were allowed to try their hands at creating their own unique and beautiful cabochons from molten glass (all Preciosa cabochons are hand-made).

Following the tour, the group returned to the Preciosa showroom, where they were shown recent campaigns – including the highly acclaimed St. Elsewhere – before participating in a crystal workshop, where they assembled their own unique Bohemian crystal snowflakes for decoration purposes.

It’s always a pleasure for Preciosa to collaborate with iconic brands such as Skoda, especially ones so close to home.

For more information on Skoda Auto, visit www.skoda-auto.com