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Eurosatory 2018: TATRA TRUCKS recent chassis-based developments including their new trailer (VIDEO)

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July 10th, 2018

Dutch Tatra dealers create umbrella organisation: Tatra Nederland

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atra Netherlands as a whole at TKD
May 22, 2018 | 154 views
Tatra Nederland presents itself for the first time as a whole at the Technical Contact Days (31 May to 2 June) in Almere. Tatra Nederland is a joint venture between DAF dealers Truckland, Loven, Sent-Waninge and Pals, strategically spread across the Netherlands.
Responsible for the advice and delivery of the Tatra products in the Netherlands is Gerrit van der Garde, who has been working as Dealer Account Manager at Tatra Nederland since 1 May. He visits interested customers with a demo vehicle, helps to specify and maintain contact with the DAF company in the region for delivery and maintenance. Interested parties can get to know the various vehicles of the Czech truck builder during the TKD, both in the sand and on the stand.
“This is a great challenge for me, which is in line with the more than twenty years that I am now active within the sector”, explains Van der Garde. He has been asked by the relevant DAF companies as Dealer Account Manager. “Tatra is a brand with a long history. As is known, for the Phoenix products they have been using the DAF CF day, sleep and SpaceCab cabs, MX-11 and 13 engines with outputs from 370 to 530 hp and manual or automatic (TraXon) gearboxes from ZF. The vending machines also have the off-road software developed by Tatra. The transfer case is part of the strong and central drive tube. The Netherlands is known for its specific transport solutions with regard to the GVW, the axle configurations and building possibilities. Tatra fully cooperates with us and now delivers the highest GVW classes. For a 3-axle (6 × 6) this is 34.5 tonnes, a 4-axle (8 × 8) is 46 tonnes, in between there is the 8 × 6 with 44.5 tonnes, and the 10 x6, 10 × 8 and 10 × 10 are good for 50 tons. But the last category of vehicles have 53 tons when you add the axles. This makes them safe for measuring loops. Tatra really thinks along with us, switches quickly and responds well to specific wishes. Then you see that a professional organization such as Tatra Netherlands is paying off. The vehicles are standard equipped with air suspension on all axles, but for us there is a combination suspension with air suspension and hydraulic auxiliary suspension. Furthermore, with a 3-axle, two axles are steered, with a 4-axle there are three and with the 5-axle you have three or four steered axles. The front axles can be switched on in all cases. This is beneficial for fuel consumption and the environment, without the Tatra losing the power of a full-fledged off-road vehicle. When circumstances require, you can switch on the drive. All vehicles have a widespread set-up (1.80 meters) behind with two steered rear axles. In the case of a five-axle with a rigid axle in the center, the fourth and fifth axles are simply steered, allowing you to drive neatly along the curb. It is, incidentally, possible to determine single or double wheel mounting, as well as the height of the wheels and the reduction of the transfer box. “
With regard to building up, Tatra Nederland also specifically looks at the local market. “The most used among these cars are tippers. A hook arm, cable system, concrete mixer is of course possible, but also the construction of a crane. We also look at firefighting applications (including a crew cabin with low entry due to lack of sub-frame) and, for example, a ground vacuum cleaner. All applications where Tatra delivers an appropriate chassis / cabin. As is known, a central tube with an air-sprung independent wheel suspension is used. As a result, the axles commute under the car and the superstructure hardly slopes. This technique also makes it possible to drive a rough track at a reasonable speed. The beauty of that tube is that the frame carries the tipper. That creates a low center of gravity. When you use this on tractors, this lowers the dish height and the vehicle is suitable for almost any type of trailer. Here too, I have all the necessary information and, in consultation with the customer and the engineering department of the factory, come up with a customer-specific solution, “says Van der Garde.
During the TKD Tatra Netherlands is present with different versions of the Tatra Phoenix such as a 6 × 6 and 8 × 8. On the demo track a Tatra Phoenix 8 × 6 with AJK tipper is running and on the stand there is also a Tatra Dakar vehicle. Tatra Nederland is on the TKD at stand number 43, right next to the stand of DAF.
foto van TATRA Nederland.
Tatra Netherlands as a whole at TKD
May 22, 2018 | 154 views
Tatra Nederland presents itself for the first time as a whole at the Technical Contact Days (31 May to 2 June) in Almere. Tatra Nederland is a joint venture between DAF dealers Truckland, Loven, Sent-Waninge and Pals, strategically spread across the Netherlands.
Responsible for the advice and delivery of the Tatra products in the Netherlands is Gerrit van der Garde, who has been working as Dealer Account Manager at Tatra Nederland since 1 May. He visits interested customers with a demo vehicle, helps to specify and maintain contact with the DAF company in the region for delivery and maintenance. Interested parties can get to know the various vehicles of the Czech truck builder during the TKD, both in the sand and on the stand.
“This is a great challenge for me, which is in line with the more than twenty years that I am now active within the sector”, explains Van der Garde. He has been asked by the relevant DAF companies as Dealer Account Manager. “Tatra is a brand with a long history. As is known, for the Phoenix products they have been using the DAF CF day, sleep and SpaceCab cabs, MX-11 and 13 engines with outputs from 370 to 530 hp and manual or automatic (TraXon) gearboxes from ZF. The vending machines also have the off-road software developed by Tatra. The transfer case is part of the strong and central drive tube. The Netherlands is known for its specific transport solutions with regard to the GVW, the axle configurations and building possibilities. Tatra fully cooperates with us and now delivers the highest GVW classes. For a 3-axle (6 × 6) this is 34.5 tonnes, a 4-axle (8 × 8) is 46 tonnes, in between there is the 8 × 6 with 44.5 tonnes, and the 10 x6, 10 × 8 and 10 × 10 are good for 50 tons. But the last category of vehicles have 53 tons when you add the axles. This makes them safe for measuring loops. Tatra really thinks along with us, switches quickly and responds well to specific wishes. Then you see that a professional organization such as Tatra Netherlands is paying off. The vehicles are standard equipped with air suspension on all axles, but for us there is a combination suspension with air suspension and hydraulic auxiliary suspension. Furthermore, with a 3-axle, two axles are steered, with a 4-axle there are three and with the 5-axle you have three or four steered axles. The front axles can be switched on in all cases. This is beneficial for fuel consumption and the environment, without the Tatra losing the power of a full-fledged off-road vehicle. When circumstances require, you can switch on the drive. All vehicles have a widespread set-up (1.80 meters) behind with two steered rear axles. In the case of a five-axle with a rigid axle in the center, the fourth and fifth axles are simply steered, allowing you to drive neatly along the curb. It is, incidentally, possible to determine single or double wheel mounting, as well as the height of the wheels and the reduction of the transfer box. “
With regard to building up, Tatra Nederland also specifically looks at the local market. “The most used among these cars are tippers. A hook arm, cable system, concrete mixer is of course possible, but also the construction of a crane. We also look at firefighting applications (including a crew cabin with low entry due to lack of sub-frame) and, for example, a ground vacuum cleaner. All applications where Tatra delivers an appropriate chassis / cabin. As is known, a central tube with an air-sprung independent wheel suspension is used. As a result, the axles commute under the car and the superstructure hardly slopes. This technique also makes it possible to drive a rough track at a reasonable speed. The beauty of that tube is that the frame carries the tipper. That creates a low center of gravity. When you use this on tractors, this lowers the dish height and the vehicle is suitable for almost any type of trailer. Here too, I have all the necessary information and, in consultation with the customer and the engineering department of the factory, come up with a customer-specific solution, “says Van der Garde.
During the TKD Tatra Netherlands is present with different versions of the Tatra Phoenix such as a 6 × 6 and 8 × 8. On the demo track a Tatra Phoenix 8 × 6 with AJK tipper is running and on the stand there is also a Tatra Dakar vehicle. Tatra Nederland is on the TKD at stand number 43, right next to the stand of DAF.

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May 31st, 2018

Tatra’s negotiations with BEML

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CZECH AUTO SECTOR SEEKS TAKE-OFF ON INDIAN MARKET

Major Czech auto industry players are turning their attention to India, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Tuesday. The car industry in India has been growing at a record pace and the government there wants to triple car production by the year 2026.

Photo: Škoda AutoPhoto: Škoda AutoThe Czech carmaker Škoda, owned by Germany’s Volkswagen group, plans to invest one billion euros in India, while Czech truck producer Tatra trucks is currently in negotiations for delivering undercarriages for Indian army vehicles.

“By the year 2020, India is expected to become the fourth largest auto market after China, Japan and the US,” Tomáš Rousek of Czech Trade Agency’s Indian branch told the daily, adding that the presence of Czech car producers and car components manufacturers in India is inevitable.

Škoda Auto, which is has already been operating in the country, supplied 17,400 cars to customers on the Indian market last year, which was a year-on-year increase of almost a third.

The carmaker plans to invest about one billion euros in the country. Moreover, Škoda Auto has been selected by the management of parent company Volkswagen to create a strategy for entering the Indian market. Within the next three years, the Volkswagen group wants to increase its production to around 300,000 cars a year.

Meanwhile, the Czech-based truck producer Tatra Trucks is negotiating with Indian state company Beml over the delivery of undercarriages for India’s army vehicles.

According to the Czech Trade agency, it is now ideal time for Czech companies to enter the Indian market. However most of the Czech companies have not used the opportunity, Tomáš Rousek told Hospodářské noviny.

Published under Tatra Works
May 31st, 2018

Slovak arrow under renovation

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Tatra will repair the legendary Slovak missile, it will take two years
Slovak missile at station Praha-Hlavní nádraží 1936.
19.02.2018 18:20
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For about two years, the reconstruction of the historic M 290.0 railway car called the Slovak missile, which will be repaired by Kopřivnice Tatra Trucks for almost 120 million crowns, will be necessary. After the repair, the car was built in 1936 in the Tatra State in a special glass depot and will be one of the attractions of the new car museum, which wants to build a Moravian-Silesian region in the former Tater’s foundry.
Almost 80 million will be donated by the European subsidies, a symbolic check on Monday in Kopřivnice for representatives of the car industry was handed over to Minister of Regional Development Klára Dostálová (for YES).
Tatra can launch a tender for the company that will rebuild the legendary car in the near future. Now the Slovak missile stands outside the Tatra Museum and is decaying for many years. “Today, when you look at it, it is static and ugly, we believe it will be dynamic and will ride again and be beautiful and will bring joy to the next and it will be a proof of how unique the car was. and fully operational, “said Tatra CEO Radek Strouhal.
Jan Jurkovič, the director of the Tatra Technical Museum, said that the car should be technically refurbished in the form it was after 1936. “It is supposed to be renovated into a mobile state, that is to say, basically a truly original state, which will capable of running even after public halls, of course, new regulations are in place, but the electronics that are needed today are just to be delivered for, say, a particular ride as portable, “said Jurkovic.
Depo, in which the car will stand, will be glazed so that the chassis can be seen. “On the other hand, there will be an imitation of the station, and there is room for a Slovak missile to go in front of this depot, plus we intend to make some fancy races once in a while,” said Strouhal.
Prague-Bratislava in 4 hours 50 minutes
Jurkovic said the state of the car is really poor. For example, the seats will have to be completely new. “The tremendous benefit of renovation will be that the technical documentation is fully preserved, so restorers have something to do, so we think they will really do it within the two-year horizon,” said the director of the museum. Inside the car, however, due to fear of being damaged, people will only open up for more exceptional events.
Slovenská Strela is the only movable monument in the Moravian-Silesian Region. The motor car produced in Tatra was put into operation on July 13, 1936. It was installed on the Prague – Bratislava line, and therefore it was named Slovenská strela. He had a single stop in Brno, and it was the fastest route to Czechoslovak railways. The route was off in four hours and 50 minutes.
After the start of World War II, the Slovak missile was shut down due to a shortage of fuel. After the war, the car was driving for a while, mainly as a ministerial or government train, and he also brought Czechoslovakian representatives to the Nuremberg process. He drove back in the 1950s, but was eliminated. The Slovak missile trains were made by two. One later burned out and the other got to the Koprivnice museum in 1960. For decades, it has been one of the symbols of the city.
Slovenská strela ve stanici Praha-Hlavní nádraží 1936.
Tatra will repair the legendary Slovak missile, it will take two years
Slovak missile at station Praha-Hlavní nádraží 1936.
19.02.2018 18:20
For about two years, the reconstruction of the historic M 290.0 railway car called the Slovak missile, which will be repaired by Kopřivnice Tatra Trucks for almost 120 million crowns, will be necessary. After the repair, the car was built in 1936 in the Tatra State in a special glass depot and will be one of the attractions of the new car museum, which wants to build a Moravian-Silesian region in the former Tater’s foundry.
Almost 80 million will be donated by the European subsidies, a symbolic check on Monday in Kopřivnice for representatives of the car industry was handed over to Minister of Regional Development Klára Dostálová (for YES).
Tatra can launch a tender for the company that will rebuild the legendary car in the near future. Now the Slovak missile stands outside the Tatra Museum and is decaying for many years. “Today, when you look at it, it is static and ugly, we believe it will be dynamic and will ride again and be beautiful and will bring joy to the next and it will be a proof of how unique the car was. and fully operational, “said Tatra CEO Radek Strouhal.
Jan Jurkovič, the director of the Tatra Technical Museum, said that the car should be technically refurbished in the form it was after 1936. “It is supposed to be renovated into a mobile state, that is to say, basically a truly original state, which will capable of running even after public halls, of course, new regulations are in place, but the electronics that are needed today are just to be delivered for, say, a particular ride as portable, “said Jurkovic.
Depo, in which the car will stand, will be glazed so that the chassis can be seen. “On the other hand, there will be an imitation of the station, and there is room for a Slovak missile to go in front of this depot, plus we intend to make some fancy races once in a while,” said Strouhal.
Prague-Bratislava in 4 hours 50 minutes
Jurkovic said the state of the car is really poor. For example, the seats will have to be completely new. “The tremendous benefit of renovation will be that the technical documentation is fully preserved, so restorers have something to do, so we think they will really do it within the two-year horizon,” said the director of the museum. Inside the car, however, due to fear of being damaged, people will only open up for more exceptional events.
Slovenská Strela is the only movable monument in the Moravian-Silesian Region. The motor car produced in Tatra was put into operation on July 13, 1936. It was installed on the Prague – Bratislava line, and therefore it was named Slovenská strela. He had a single stop in Brno, and it was the fastest route to Czechoslovak railways. The route was off in four hours and 50 minutes.
After the start of World War II, the Slovak missile was shut down due to a shortage of fuel. After the war, the car was driving for a while, mainly as a ministerial or government train, and he also brought Czechoslovakian representatives to the Nuremberg process. He drove back in the 1950s, but was eliminated. The Slovak missile trains were made by two. One later burned out and the other got to the Koprivnice museum in 1960. For decades, it has been one of the symbols of the city.

https://www.tyden.cz/rubriky/relax/ostatni/tatra-opravi-legendarni-slovenskou-strelu-potrva-to-dva-roky_468211.html

Published under Museums, Tatra Works
April 18th, 2018

TATRA TRUCKS buys back customers’ older vehicles in part-exchange for new ones

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16 February 2018

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.

Kopřivnice-based TATRA TRUCKS launched the buyback scheme at the beginning of October 2017, following a pilot project run in cooperation with dealers. Currently there are around 14 000 TATRA vehicles registered in the Czech Republic, with an average age of 20 years. The company will buy back a customer’s old TATRA vehicle while offering a special discounted part-exchange deal for a new truck – provided that several conditions are met. The customer must have owned their current truck for at least two years, and the vehicle must have a technical inspection certificate valid for at least three months after the buyback date. Dealers and sales partners will provide full details of the scheme’s terms and conditions on request.

So far, the buyback scheme has covered over 40 vehicles. Around 20 vehicles have already been part-exchanged for new ones, or will be in the near future (some customers are waiting for their new vehicle to be completed at the factory). Other customers have had their existing vehicles valued by TATRA-approved experts as part of the scheme before selling them directly to other buyers; under the rules of the scheme, these customers are also eligible for discounts on the purchase price of new TATRA vehicles. All the vehicles that have been (or will be) bought back will be exported to other markets – mainly in developing countries. This means that the vehicles will not continue to operate in the same regions where their former owners are based, so they will not represent a source of competition.

CEO of TATRA TRUCKS Radek Strouhal explained the idea behind the scheme: “We launched the buyback scheme as a way of reinforcing brand loyalty by helping our loyal customers to modernize their fleets. As an additional motivation we are offering a special discount on new vehicles – so the process will be simple and cost-effective for our customers. There are other benefits too: our new vehicles give better operating economy, comply with the latest emissions limits, and do not require complex maintenance. Repair and reconditioning costs are minimal, and instead of spending time at the repair shop the vehicles are out there working and generating profits for our customers.”

The buyback scheme is run by EXCALIBUR TRADE, a member of the CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP holding company. Experts from EXCALIBUR TRADE carry out full technical inspections of customers’ old vehicles, including complete photo documentation, and then issue a technical report on each vehicle. Based on this inspection, the experts set the market price and the buyback price. Customers taking part in the scheme are eligible for a subsidy to cover the difference between the market and buyback prices when purchasing a new TATRA vehicle. The customer then signs a contract directly with TATRA TRUCKS for the purchase of the new vehicle.

Published under Tatra Works
March 15th, 2018

New 8 page Tatras prospect

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http://www.emeoutlookmag.com/outlook-features/tatra-trucks-2018

Published under Tatra Works
February 2nd, 2018

ČR must compensate Tatra ex-chief for unfounded prosecution

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ČTK |
31 JANUARY 2018

Brno, Jan 30 (CTK) – The Czech state has to pay 315,000 crowns plus late payment interest to Ronald Adams, former general director of the Czech Tatra lorry maker, in compensation for his unrightful detention and prosecution, the Brno Regional Court has decided, upholding a lower-level court’s previous verdict.

The information was conveyed to CTK by the Regional Court spokeswoman Eva Sigmundova on Tuesday.

Adams, a U.S. national, claimed compensation worth five million crowns, saying the corruption charges he faced in the Czech Republic have negatively affected his personal and professional reputation.

The appeals court’s verdict is definitive.

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Adams, Tatra’s former general director and head of the board of directors, was charged with bribe giving in August 2012. The police said he had offered a bribe of 20 million crowns to then deputy defence minister Martin Bartak in 2009 in exchange for the ministry signing more contracts with Tatra for supplies of lorries to the Czech military.

He faced up to five years in prison, but a court acquitted him in 2013.

Adams said in doing so, the court made it clear that the prosecution, restrictions and also the negative publicity Adams faced in this connection in Czech and foreign media, were unnecessary and unrightful.

On his acquittal, Adams demanded five million crowns from the state as compensation. The Justice Ministry granted 120,000 crowns to him in 2014, but Adams appealed the decision and the Brno Municipal Court raised the sum to 315,000 crowns plus a roughly 8-percent late payment interest, the overall sum reaching 435,000 crowns in mid-2016.

The Brno Regional Court upheld the original verdict earlier this month.

Justice works slowly, but it is a good piece of news that one can finally achieve justice in the Czech Republic, Adams said through Vladimir Bystrov from the Bison & Rose agency that previously represented him.

Adams also figured as a witness in the case of the purchase of Tatra lorries by the Czech military, in which Bartak and Czech arms dealer Michal Smrz faced corruption charges.

Adams accused Smrz of having offered the company help in the negotiations about the supply in 2008 in exchange for 100 million crowns. He also allegedly promised Adams to secure his personal meeting with then PM Mirek Topolanek. A court acquitted both Bartak and Smrz of charges in late 2014 and the Justice Ministry granted a compensation worth 180,000 crowns to each.

Published under History, Tatra Works, Video
February 1st, 2018

Azerbaijan’s Ganja plant to produce Czech Tatra trucks

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Azerbaijan’s Ganja plant to produce Czech Tatra trucks

20 Dec in 10:20
 Azerbaijan's Ganja plant to produce Czech Tatra trucks

Azerbaijan’s Ganja Automobile Plant and Czech automobile company ‘Tatra’ signed a memorandum at the embassy of the Czech Republic in Azerbaijan.

The Czech Republic said that Azerbaijan will launch the production of Tatra trucks from 2018.

The document was signed by head of Ganja Automobile Plant Khanlar Fatiyev and chairman of Tatra board Petr Rusek.

Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Czech Republic Farid Shafiyev, representatives of the Azerbaijani-European Chamber of Commerce and the press attended the memorandum.

Speaking at the event, Shafiyev praised Tatra’s entry into the industrial sector of Azerbaijan as a significant event and the Czech company’s trusr in the Ganja automobile plant is praiseworthy, AzerNews reported.

The ambassador also said that the signing of the memorandum would contribute to the non-oil sector of Azerbaijan.

Published under Tatra Works
December 20th, 2017

New Tatra Museum director

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Jan Jurkovič was appointed interim director of the Kopřivnice Regional Museum

15. 12. 2017 16:02

On 13 December he became the director of the Regional Museum in Kopřivnice, ops Jan Jurkovič. The former director of the museum, Lumír Kaválek, finished the position.Unanimously, the board of directors of the museum, together with the representatives of the city of Kopřivnice and the TATRA TRUCKS car maker, decided to do so.

Josef Jurkovič was appointed interim director of the Koprivnice Regional Museum

Mgr. Ing. Jan Jurkovič, head of TATRA TRUCKS’s property investment and asset management division, will hold office temporarily before a new managerial candidate is selected.

The Board of Directors on Personnel Change states: “We thank Lumír Kaválek for his work as director of the museum during his years of work. The Board of Directors, however, is quite united in the need to make this personnel change. The museum needs a man who is able to communicate with its founders and museum partners in a standard and non-confidential way and who will participate in fulfilling the vision of two technical museums that are gradually being implemented in Koprivnica, one focused on passenger cars and the other on freight and utility. “

The museum’s management board assumes that finding a suitable candidate to run the museum for a long time will last for several months.

Published under Museums, Tatra Works
December 17th, 2017

Vintage Tatra lorries will be produced in Trenčín

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Both military and civilian vehicles from the legendary Tatra brand will be produced and serviced in the Slovak city of Trenčín by a special branch of the Czech group.

Tha Tatra brand created a new Slovak company to produce lorrries in Trenčín.(Source: TASR)
The MSM company created the Tatra Slovakia joint venture in cooperation with the Tatra Trucks Kopřivnice group. The task of the new company is to repair, service and develop and produce Tatra vehicles for the defence industry as well as the civilian sector.

Within three to five years, the production rooms in the former Military Maintenance Company (VOP) in Trenčín are to be expanded and adapted, and 100 to 150 new employees are to be hired, head of the Trenčín division of the MSM Land System Miloslav Bobek told the TASR newswire.

“We plan to renovate the current premises and even build new ones, if necessary,” Bobek explained for TASR. “The overall strategy is planned for three to five years, but the first production possibilities will appear in our plant next year already.”

The Tatra brand is the third oldest car brand in the world, and with a hundred year tradition, the vehicles being much in demand all over the world.

“Globally, there is interest in these cars from Asia through Africa, all the way to Latin America, especially due to the high passability of this vehicle, and its performance,” Bobek said, as quoted by TASR. “In the civilian sector, they are especially used in mining companies, quarries and poorly accessible grounds. Four-wheel, six-wheel, and also eight-wheel military cars are attached to the Tatra chassis, as well as special vehicles.”

The MSM Group consists of several plants in Slovakia, with also a branch in Serbia. It focuses mostly on special technology and the defence industry: the Trenčín plant specialises in wheeled and tracked technology, the Nováky plant in ammunition and the Banská Bystrica one on the aviation industry.

The MSM Group is headquartered in Dubnica nad Váhom, where the production of small-bore and big-bore ammunition is located. Around 300 people currently work in Trenčín, while there should be up to 500 employees within five years, TASR reported.

December 13th, 2017
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