Tatra’s museum stock is still in the old museum buiding, Move to other halls inside Tatra’s factory still wating fo Minister of Finance signature
Brno – the Office for Protection of Competition (OPC) began to investigate the sale of the Tatra. Initiated administrative proceedings. The office turned arms dealer, Jaroslav Strnad and the company PROMET TOOLS. ČTK found out from the web antitrust authorities. New owners indebted carmaker acquired at auction in March for 176 million crowns.
Strnad and Promet tools have the notices on the Web Office “option to get together control” TATRA TRUCKS. It was only on March 8, replacing the company TRUCK DEVELOPMENT, the new owners according to previous information purposefully established as a tool to take the Tatras.
According to the Commercial Register is the sole shareholder of Tatra trucks Galvas Marek, who has served as Chairman of the Board Tatras development. Means to control the company Tatra Truck Development provided by previous information including group J & T. ČTK Galvasová finds expression.
Office will be in administrative proceedings deal with the issue of production and sales of trucks, production and sale of forgings and stampings for the automotive industry. Only results in a simplified procedure. The clearance should decide within a month.
Tatra is a traditional manufacturer of trucks. Company since 2006, controlled the four Czech and foreign investors represented by current Chairman of the American Ronald Adams. In 2010, the automaker cut its more than sedmisetmilionovou loss of 158 million crowns, since not disclose its financial results. Tatras value was set at 1.765 billion crowns its liabilities amounted to approximately CZK 1.5 billion.
Tatra last year produced 496 trucks, which is a decrease of 29 percent.Domestic sales fell by a quarter, and exports fell by 24 percent to 447 vehicles.
Author: ČTK www.ctk.cz
We have been informed that Dutchman Marcel Scoo and his Tatra Phoenix crashed in the 6th stage. They got lost, drove backwards and landed in a dune pan. The roll cage was damaged as is its body. The truck runs and the team has decided to head for Santiago (Chile), the finish of the Dakar. Schoo and his crew are unhurt.
Spectators watch as co-pilots Czech Republic’s Tomas Vratny, Miskolci Jaroslav and Milan Holan compete with their Tatra truck during the 3rd stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from Pisco to Nazca, on January 7.
After stage 3, he was 14th overall, but is struggling in the 4th stage, having passed the last CP in 30th position.
Here is a small company history of the Dutch Bezuijen firm who used several Tatras.
24 August 2012
Prague, Aug 23 (CTK) – U.S. Ronald Adams, head of the Czech branch of the Tatra lorry maker, admitted his words about a 20-million bribe over a supply of off-road vehicles for the Czech military but he was merely bluffing to test the situation, he said in an interview for Thursday’s issue of Lidove noviny (LN).
Martin Bartak, former Czech deputy PM and former defence minister, accused Adams of having offered a bribe in connection with the military order.
However, Bartak is himself accused of corruption in the case.
The Czech police accused Adams of corruption in state procurement on Tuesday. A court refused to remand him on custody on Wednesday.
Adams, who had so far refused to comment on details of the case referring to the ongoing investigation, described behind the scenes of the talks between Tatra and the Czech state representatives in the interview for LN.
He admitted that he really mentioned 20 million (crowns) but he said he was merely testing the situation and he did no really mean it.
In February 2008 Adams led several negotiations with influential Czech arms dealer and lobbyist Michal Smrz who allegedly conveyed to him a message from high-ranking state officials asking for a bribe that would secure a smooth completion of the supply of 588 off-road vehicles for 2.7 billion crowns, Adams told the paper.
He said he was talking to Smrz to find out who from the government had sent him to ask for money from the Tatra management.
Tatra did not want to lose the order without finding out who was behind it, he added.
Adams explained that this was why he asked what they could do for Tatra if he paid them 20 million, and whether they could arrange a meeting with the the prime minister Mirek Topolanek (Civic Democrats, ODS) for the sum. Adams thought Topolanek might be behind it, he told LN.
He was speaking so to make Smrz give him some information, Adams described the meeting in Brno’s Holiday Inn hotel that he had secretly recorded.
The recording of the conversation between Adams and Smrz is part of the investigation files, LN recalls.