The Tatra, a.s. company, which was founded in 1850, ranks among the oldest automobile companies in the world. Since its start, the company has been based in Kopřivnice, a town situated in the eastern part of the Czech Republic, in the Moravian-Silesian Region.
At present, the company’s core product range consists of heavy duty off-road trucks and trucks for combined off-road and on-road transportation. At Tatra, upgrade and development of the trucks is a never ending and continuous process. An important asset to Tatra, not only in the area of development, but also production possibilities, is a high standard of human potential.
TATRA trucks are primarily based on a unique chassis concept which so far no one has managed to rival. Another great asset of the Kopřivnice trucks is their high mobility on the most difficult terrains in extreme climate condition, and last but not least, their reliability. Tatra is a truck which can adapt to bitter cold Siberian frosts, but also to extremely high temperatures of the African Sahara.
The current truck range with its great variety can satisfy various customer needs.
The range consists of four basic lines, which include TERRN°1 and JAMAL civilian lines and ARMAX and FORCE military lines. The category of TATRA military trucks has been widened with new special T815-7 military trucks. Also, a middle T810 truck is a new type.
Among established and significant sales territories of the company there are Russia, former CIS, India and Europe; of course, there is also the domestic market, where among the customers, the Army of the Czech Republic plays a predominant importance. Over the last years, also Australia has been among significant sales territories; new contacts have been found and are being established in Americas, too.
Excellent driving characteristics and many technical innovations of the TATRA trucks have been proved at the marathon rally tracks over many years. TATRA trucks have reached the most notable achievements in the well-known Dakar Rally, which is closely linked with the name of the TATRA truck driver Karel Loprais. His six victories still rank him among the most successful contestants of this rally.
Also, Tomáš Tomeček regularly competes for the Dakar laurels. His biggest success so far in the colors of an independent team has been second place.
cabine above the engine
|Military model T 815-7
Excellent Tatras independent suspension
|Rally Dakar 2006