In 2021, Kopřivnice-based Tatra Trucks sold more vehicles than planned and fulfilled its commitments to partners. It delivered a total of 1,277 vehicles to customers, won major military contracts in NATO countries, launched the development of a hydrogen-powered vehicle, and celebrated ten years of production of the Tatra Phoenix model line.
TATRA TRUCKS EXCEEDED THE PLAN FOR LAST YEAR AND SOLD 1,277 VEHICLES
In 2020 (the year before last), Tatra was not forced to stop production for a single day despite the pandemic, and managed to meet its plan and sold 1,186 vehicles. For 2021, Tatra Trucks had planned to sell 1,220 vehicles but was actually able to increase this number and delivered 1,277 vehicles to customers. Last year was very successful for the company Tatra Trucks also due to accomplishments in NATO member states in Western Europe. Tatra Trucks won the breakthrough contract for 879 vehicles for the Belgian army. This contract will be realized together with the company DAF Trucks and with another company from Kopřivnice, Tatra Defence Vehicle, which is a member of the CSG Defence division. Besides that, the German Bundeswehr ordered 76 new firefighting vehicles on Tatra Force chassis last autumn and these vehicles will be built in cooperation with partner company Rosenbauer. Last year Tatra Trucks also completed the delivery of three dozen Tatra trucks with hook loaders for the Czech army and is currently engaged in new wheeled self-propelled howitzers and air defence systems programme.
In September last year, Tatra commemorated 10 years since the start of production of the Tatra Phoenix model line, which is the automaker´s flagship product for the civilian sector. The company has delivered more than 3,650 vehicles of this series to customers to date. At the end of 2021, Tatra Trucks opened the new Tatra Trucks Museum in Kopřivnice.