Tatra, one of the most famous Czech industrial brands and a manufacturer of heavy trucks with a unique chassis concept, is celebrating 10 years since its Czech owners took over and breathed new life into it. On April 20, 2013, the Office for the Protection of Economic Competition confirmed the transaction in which the Czech business families Strnad and Matera took control of Tatra.
The long-distance Rally Africa Eco Race 2016, following in the footsteps of the original Dakar Rally through Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal, is now history. Tomas Tomeček took the silver in the truck category with the TATRA 815!
The 38th year of the most challenging long-distance rally in the world - the Dakar Rally - officially started on January 2 from the "podium" in Buenos Aires. Having been at the first start of TATRA vehicles in this competition together with Karel Loprais in 1986, Josef Kalina will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the participation of TATRA vehicles at the Rally.
In 2016, the TATRA trademark will celebrate 30 years of the first start in the DAKAR Rally. TATRA BUGGYRA RACING is taking part with two TATRA racing trucks. Cheer with us, place a bet and win a participation in BUGGYRA Camp with TATRA racing truck ride!
In the seventh episode of our series about the special TATRA trucks we published a technical description and photographs of the TATRA FORCE 12x6 chassis for the superstructure to transport pipes. As mentioned - the superstructure has been built by our German dealer and the vehicle has been operated by the end customer since November.
TATRA BUGGYRA RACING team with the new special racing TATRA PHOENIX along with Martin Kolomý's already proven "Fat Boy" special TATRA 815 Buggyra symbolically started to 2016 DAKAR Rally from the town of Most.
TATRA TRUCKS offers free paintshop capacity. A cataphoresis line for panels up to 2,865 x 2,500 x 1,800 mm (L x W x H) and a maximum weight up to 800 kg is available for interested persons and entrepreneurs. Moreover, within spare capacity we offer blasting, powder and wet painting.
After two and a half years under new management, the Koprivnice truck factory TATRA TRUCKS a.s. is still doing better. Last year the company sold 850 vehicles and employed 850 people, this year they aim to exceed 900 vehicles produced.
In early September TATRA TRUCKS a.s. shipped another unique design of the vehicle produced according to very specific requirements of German customers. This is a modified version of TATRA FORCE - 790R74 type 12x6.2 - designed for the transportation of up to 18-meter long pipes within the German manufacturing plant.
On September 9, 2015, the "TATRA in circle" trademark celebrated the 80th anniversary of its registration. The trademark is known as a logo of the third oldest car and truck manufacturer in the world, now represented by TATRA TRUCKS a.s. Fans of the legendary Koprivnice truck factory may purchase promotional items with logos, in the official company’s e-shop.
On Tuesday, September 9, 2015, the new modern vehicle diagnostics workplace was officially opened at the premises of TATRA TRUCKS a.s. It was the first entirely new operational unit of the company after its takeover by new owners within the ongoing restructuring.
In June this year, another special firefighting TATRA FORCE vehicle (type 732R33 6x6.1) was shipped to Australia, which was created jointly by TATRA TRUCKS and THT Policka. This special is primarily intended for interventions during extensive forest fires.