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

230 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
31 May 2016
Employment effect (start)
31 May 2016
Foreseen end date


Tatra Defence Vehicle (TDV), a newly created military and civil vehicle repair and manufacturing company, is to create a total of 230 jobs at the Kopřivnice site. The production was officially launched by the Czech Premier Bohuslav Sobotka on 31 May 2016. TDV has already hired 60 workers and is preparing for the production of military vehicles Titus and Pandur.

The site is the first newly built manufacturing plant in the Czech defence industry since 1993 and it is actually the first wholly new capacity for the production of ground-based military equipment in the Czech Republic since the end of World War II.

The company aims to become the European leader in the production and development of special wheeled vehicles. The value of investments by the state agency CzechInvest exceeded CZK 190 million (EUR 7 million).


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Eurofound (2016), Tatra Defence Vehicle (TDV), Business expansion in Czechia, factsheet number 87892, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87892.