“We support the idea that in Koprivnice Tatra was two museums, each with a specific focus,” says TATRA TRUCKS shareholder and owner of the holding company PROMET GROUP René Matera.
Representatives of TATRA TRUCKS, MSR, Novojičínsko Museum, City of Koprivnica and the National Technical Museum recently signed a memorandum on cooperation in the preservation and popularization of technical monuments and industrial history of the Moravian-Silesian region. The memorandum confirms the intention, the parallel between the two museums with an exhibition Tatras. “This is not just about Tatra, but also about the development of tourism in the Moravian region because of its rich industrial history,” says René Matera.
Memorandum welcomes the mayor Kopřivnice Miroslav Kopečný who signed the memorandum for the city. “Kopřivnice is proud to be the seat of one of the world’s oldest automakers. Museum exhibitions, which essentially map out the history of the automobile from the late 19th century, makes our city an attractive tourist destination and internationally, “says Mayor Koprivnice.
The existence of two major exhibitions side by side allows large amounts of Tatra veterans that are available to shareholders by investing in the acquisition of new exhibits and private collections throughout. Radek Strouhal, TATRA TRUCKS Vice Chairman and CFO Enterprise, says: “In 2015 we invested in the purchase of a large private collection of Mr. George Hlacha, which includes 63 vehicles, 45 of the Tatras. Another valuable catch a Tatra 815 6×6 VE, sharp-II ‘, a special for the Dakar 1986, which we obtained from a private owner in exchange for a new Tatra Phoenix. “Given the filled capacity of the existing Technical Museum in Koprivnice is not currently where these valuable exhibits exhibit.
Implementation of the project of the new museum Tatras is dependent on funding from subsidies from European funds applied for by the Moravian-Silesian region. Information about whether a grant application was successful, should be known in early 2017.
About TATRA TRUCKS Inc.
TATRA TRUCKS took over in 2013, the world-famous Tatra, and after the change in ownership structure underwent a successful restructuring. In addition to the standard model series produced by special trucks tailored to client requirements. Eighty percent of automobile production is intended for export. TRUCKS TATRA automaker employs 1,300 permanent employees and more than 600 works in a subsidiary Tatra METALURGIE focused mainly on foundry and forging. TATRA TRUCKS turnover for 2015 was CZK 3.7 billion, profit before tax was 400 million CZK
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