Business expansion
Moravskoslezsko; Moravskoslezsky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.40 - Manufacture of military fighting vehicles

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 May 2022
Employment effect (start)
24 May 2022
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


Tatra Trucks, a Czech manufacturer of trucks, military and special vehicles, has announced plans to create 500 new jobs at its Kopřivnice site (Moravian-Silesian region). The main reason behind the job creation is the growing volume of orders and increasing production, also due to the war in Ukraine and the increased need to strengthen the defense capabilities. About half of the new employees should be skilled metalworkers, car mechanics, painters, electromechanics, designers and programmers. The other half should be unskilled employees for positions in production and logistics. The company has already launched a recruitment campaign called „Tatra is looking for 500 employees“. The management of the company is aware that it will not be easy to find so many employees.

The Czech vehicle manufacturer Tatra, founded in 1850, is the third oldest company in the world producing cars with an unbroken history. Tatra Trucks currently employs over 1,200 people.

Previous business expansions were recorded in the ERM database in 2017, with 100 jobs created (Tatra Trucks-2017-CZ), and in 2016, with 230 jobs created (Tatra Trucks-2016-CZ).



Eurofound (2022), Tatra Trucks, Business expansion in Czechia, factsheet number 106846, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106846.