EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Tatra Trucks

Tatra Trucks

Geographic Location

Country: Czechia
Region: Moravskoslezsky; Moravskoslezsko
Location of affected unit(s): Kopřivnice


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.40 - Manufacture of military fighting vehicles
Number Employed: 1200
Group: Czechoslovak Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-05-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 24-05-2022
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2022
Planned Job Creation: 500

Additional Information

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).