From February 20 to 24, the United Arab Emirates will host IDEX 2023, one of the world's largest defence technology and engineering exhibitions. Traditionally, companies belonging to the Czechoslovak Group (CSG) holding and Tatra Trucks will not be missing among the exhibitors.
Hans Ledwinka – the inventor of the world-renowned Tatra concept – was born 140 years ago. He was responsible for numerous patents and model designs, and today's TATRA vehicles are still based on his pioneering chassis concept.
In mid-January 2018 TATRA TRUCKS received the news that its funding application for a project to restore the legendary Tatra-built 'Slovak Bullet' diesel locomotive has been approved. The company will use the funding (almost 80 million CZK) to completely repair and revitalize this legendary piece of technical history and to create a special exhibition space for it.
Four months ago, TATRA TRUCKS launched a new scheme for owners of older TATRA vehicles in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The company buys back customers' existing Tatra trucks and offers special discounted part-exchange deals on new trucks. No other producer of goods/utility vehicles in either country offers this type of part-exchange buyback scheme.
TATRA trucks will be produced in Azerbaijan. TATRA TRUCKS and Azerbaijani GANJA AUTOMOBILE PLANT have agreed on the terms and conditions of the joint project. The project, which was mediated with help of the Euro-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, will be launched in 2018 when the first pieces of vehicles should be assembled in Azerbaijan.
On November 22nd, a gala evening was held in Prague in the historic and representative premises of the Prague Mayors' Residence on the occasion of the announcement of the results of the Czech Brand project. TATRA TRUCKS was ranked first in the Traditional Czech Brand category.
In mid-November, the traditional Agritechnica trade fair will take place in Hannover, Germany. It is one of the largest exhibition events in the field of agricultural technology and machinery in the world. This year, TATRA TRUCKS will also be represented at the fair.
TATRA TRUCKS has begun offering owners of older TATRA trucks their purchase coupled with interesting conditions for buying a new truck. This unique project of the Kopřivnice truck manufacturer will only concern the Czech and Slovak markets.
In the very long history of TATRA TRUCKS, this year is an exceptional by one special anniversary. 120 years have passed since the start of the production of the first car with a combustion engine in Kopřivnice, the legendary type NW Präsident.
The tender for new howitzers for the Danish army was awarded to the French company Nexter Systems for the CAESAR 8x8 on the Tatra chassis. Deliveries are to be made by the end of this decade. This is the first project where the Tatra chassis has been projected as a new weapons platform for a Western member of NATO.
The position of Chief Commercial Officer in TATRA TRUCKS with responsibility for the sales, marketing and aftersales service strategy and management is now occupied by the former Purchasing director Martin Šustek, who also becomes a member of the Board of Directors.
Between 19 and 23 February 2017, one of the largest fairs of defense technologies and equipment will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP holding and TATRA TRUCKS truck maker will be among the exhibitors.
A completely new armoured cab designed for special vehicle models was put into production together with introducing FORCE modernized cabs in the so-called soft design. The armoured cabs are installed on the vehicles directly in the Kopřivnice factory, sharing interior elements with the “soft version”.