TATRA TRUCKS launches a project to buy older TATRA vehicles

9 October, 2017

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.

TATRA TRUCKS is ready to redeem any of the 14,000 registered TATRAs with an average age of 20 years. This is the only buy-back program for older commercial vehicles, which exists in this form and scale on the Czech and Slovak markets. After the initial test phase, which took place in cooperation with the dealers, the traditional Czech truck manufacturer is now fully operational for its customers.

"With our new program, we want to help rejuvenate the fleet of customers who remain trusted by TATRA. New trucks from our production offer a better operating economy, meet the latest emission standards and are inexpensive to maintain. Repairs are minimal, saving not only money but also time. Vehicles work and do not stand in service," says Martin Šustek, Sales Director of TATRA TRUCKS.

The possibility of buying older vehicles is linked to a very interesting financial subsidy for the purchase of a new TATRA truck. The purchase of a used vehicle and all the related features are provided by Excalibur Trade belonging to the CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP holding. Its experts will perform technical inspections of purchased vehicles, will take photo documentation and issue a report on the inspection and condition. They will also determine their market and redemption prices on the basis of the facts. The difference between these items will be available to the customer in the form of a subsidy for the purchase of a new TATRA. TATRA TRUCKS will then sign a contract with the customer to buy an older vehicle and purchase a new car.

Those interested in buying an older vehicle and buying a new TATRA have to meet certain conditions. "The customer must be the owner of the car for at least two years and the vehicle must have a valid technical certificate for at least three months after its redeeming," says Andrej Čírtek, TATRA TRUCKS press spokesperson.

The redeemed vehicles will then be exported and sold on foreign markets outside the Czech and Slovak Republics, mainly for export to developing countries.


TATRA TRUCKS took over in 2013 the world-renowned Kopřivnice truck manufacturer, which has undergone a successful restructuring after the ownership structure change. The owners of the company are Czech entrepreneurs Jaroslav Strnad with a share of 65 percent and René Matera with 35 percent. In addition to standardized model lines, the Tatra also produces special trucks tailored to customer requirements. Eighty percent of the automaker's output is destined for export. TATRA TRUCKS employs more than 1300 employees and more than 600 employees work in the subsidiary TATRA METALURGIE, focusing mainly on foundries and forging. TATRA TRUCKS revenues for 2016 amounted to CZK 5.4 billion, with a profit of 482 million. In 2016, TATRA TRUCKS produced 1,326 vehicles, with production more than 50 percent year on year.

Press service of TATRA TRUCKS a.s.

Andrej Čírtek
Press Spokesman of TATRA TRUCKS a.s.

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