Buoyant Czech Automotive Industry partners with India

According to estimates, the automotive industry contributes 9% to the GDP of the Czech Republic, which is well above the average of the European Union. Czech automotive industry confirmed its major role in the Czech economy through excellent results in 2017 and it was a leading contributor to the fast economic growth. Members of the Czech Automotive Industry Association (AIA) achieved stunning results. They generated 24.4% of the total sales of the Czech manufacturing industry. The exports of AIA members amounted to 21.8 percent of the Czech Republic’s total exports in 2017 ...

By Milan Touš

 Tatra Trucks reliable partner to Indian armed forces

While other heavy truck manufacturers that originated in the historical territory of the Czech lands either did not exist for very long or were acquired by more successful ones, the Tatra brand vehicles are still produced. Tatra is the oldest vehicle factory in Central Europe and the second oldest in the world. The first Tatra passenger car was produced in 1897 and the first truck of the Tatra brand in 1898.

The main production program covers heavy-duty off-road vehicles and trucks for combined on/off road transport. A high level of human potential represents a significant advantage of Tatra Trucks a.s., not only in R&D but also in terms of the production capacity. Heavy trucks from Koprivnice are famous for their go-anywhere ability in most difficult terrains under extreme weather conditions, high reliability and excellent utility properties. Tatra resists both to frosty weather and abnormally high desert temperatures. This makes their truck successful in India.

Tatra Trucks co-operates with the Indian state-owned company BEML which assembles vehicles here in India. These trucks are supplemented with a superstructure with respect to further needs. Tatra vehicles and spare parts are jointly supplied to the Indian armed forces, especially to the Indian Army. During the visit of the Hon’ble President of the Republic of India Ram Nath Kovind to the Czech Republic in September this year a Memorandum of Understanding between Tatra Trucks and BEML was signed in Prague. The two companies aim to broaden their technological co-operation in the field of truck production and development.

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