The Ministry of Defense concluded a contract with the Kopřivnica-based Tatra Trucks for the delivery of 80 Tatra Force heavy trucks with hook loaders. The order is worth more than 1.2 billion crowns without VAT and follows on from last week’s contract for the purchase of 209 Tatra flatbed trucks for more than 1.9 billion crowns. Tatra Trucks announced this in a press release today.
“The Ministry of Defense ordered the cars through the urgent procurement method, which, according to the Public Procurement Act, can be used in the event of war crises and similar emergency situations. Already last year, Tatra Trucks delivered three dozen vehicles of the same design to the Czech army,” said Tatra Trucks spokesman Andrej Čírtek.
The Ministry will purchase Tatra flatbed trucks for 1.9 billion crowns
The CEO of Tatry Trucks, Pavel Lazar, said that the latest contracts confirm that the Czech army is one of the main and reference customers for the car company. “It is no exaggeration to say that Tatra cars are a symbol of the Army of the Czech Republic. They make up more than 90 percent of its logistics capacities, which need to be changed and supplemented over the years,” said Lazar.
This year, the automaker will deliver 200 Tatra Force 6×6 flatbeds to the army. He will hand over the remaining nine cars to her next year, when he will also deliver the first 30 Tatra Force 8×8 cars with hook loaders. The army will receive the remaining 50 cars in 2024.
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Tatra Trucks produces serial trucks as well as custom-made special cars. Last year, it sold 1277 cars, which was 91 cars more than in 2020. In 2020, the company generated sales of 5.5 billion crowns and operating profit before depreciation EBITDA of 509 million crowns, net profit was almost 141 million crowns. Tatra Trucks belongs to the Czechoslovak Group of billionaire Michal Strnad.