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NEW PLAYER ON THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN MARKET

The ZETOR DEFENCE joint venture with SKUPINA, a.s. benefits from the strengths of both organisations.  ZETOR Engineering brings many years of experience in developing their armoured off-road vehicles and this combined their unique technological innovation and excellent production capacity brings them to the forefront of this industry.  SKUPINA, a.s. compliments this partnership with its expertise in integrating sophisticated defence systems, outstanding project management skills and a proven marketing and business strategy record.

ZETOR DEFENCE focuses primarily on the markets in Central Europe where ambitious programmes of modernisation and rearmament of armies are currently underway.  The newly created ZETOR DEFENCE organisation is now able to meet the ever-increasing demands of that important market both at home and abroad. This is achieved by both founding companies employing highly qualified personnel, excellent industrial and material resources, and a long tradition of achievement in this very competitive market.

Range of production

Zetor Defence a.s. offers a wide range of durable, specially modified vehicles to support military operations, such as:

  • Light armoured vehicles of ATV and RDV type
  • Medium Wheeled Armoured Vehicles
  • Amphibious Combat Vehicles
  • Armoured recovery vehicles for technical support and auxiliary operations
  • Armoured medical vehicles for search and rescue and evacuation missions
  • Special armoured vehicles designed to transport troops, cargo or police forces in rugged terrain and adverse weather conditions

Professional project cooperation

Military Technical and Testing Institute Záhorie/SK

Military Technical Institute, s.p. Vyškov/CZ

Military Technical Institute Liptovský Mikuláš/SK

TECHNOLOGICAL COOPERATION

Powertrain: MTU
Gearboxes: ZF, AxleTech
Armouring: Rheinmetall
Electro-Optical Systems: EVPÚ Defence
Communication systems: Harris
Weapon systems: Kongsberg, Vallhala...
Certification and auditing of systems: TÜV

Projects

 

  • GERLACH family of 4×4 armoured tactical vehicles
  • Reconnaissance vehicle for special forces FOX
  • Wolfdog family of tracked vehicles

Benefits for the Czech Army

  • Development and production in the Czech Republic
  • Use and involvement of domestic suppliers
  • Products matching the offer of global competitors
  • Complete solution including armament precisely according to user specifications
  • High added value for the domestic and foreign market

Managing Director of the company

Army General Ret. Ing. Josef Bečvář

Former Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Army, Vice President for Strategic Planning of the Association of Defence and Security Industry of the Czech Republic (AOBP). He is now using his extensive experience gained during more than 45 years of military service to expand cooperation with the defence industry in European countries and work on programmes to ensure quality material support for the security and armed forces.

NEWS

On Saturday 17 September, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala personally attended the largest European security show in Europe, NATO Days ...
At the 30th International Defence and Security Technology Exhibition MSPO in Kielce, held from 6-9 September 2022, Zetor Defence could not be absent.
We presented ZETOR GERLACH on 25th June at the traditional Land Army Forces Day - BAHNA 2022, attended by the top leaders of the Czech Army, including the Minister of Defence Jana Černochová.
EUROSATORY, held every two years in the French capital, brings together the most important land defence players from all over the world and is the largest event of its kind in Europe.
On March 2, 2022, representatives of the University of Defence, headed by the Rector Brig Gen Zuzana Kročová, took part in a life demonstration and presentation of the Zetor Gerlach vehicle.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZETOR DEFENCE, Army General Ret.Josef Bečvář (left) and CEO of ZETOR Engineering Filip Šoka.
The exposition of Czech-made armoured vehicles ZETOR GERLACH became one of the biggest attractions of the International Defence and Security Technologies Fair IDET 2021.

The founders

Zetor Engineering s.r.o. deals with the design and development of vehicles for the defence industry. It provides technical consulting, project management and technical support, innovation and complex deliveries.

SKUPINA, a.s. IS A HOLDING COMPANY OF MANUFACTURING AND TRADING COMPANIES WITH AN INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE, FOCUSING ON THE SECURITY, CONSTRUCTION, HEALTHCARE, MARKETING AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INDUSTRIES.

CONTACT

Headquarters:
Zetor Defence, a.s.
Trnkova 111, 628 00 Brno

Company office:
Bucharova 1314/8, 158 00 Praha

+420 299 140 999
info@zetordefence.com