Đuro Đaković Special vehicles signed the contract for production of Patria armored vehicles AMV 8x8 worth 26.000.000 €
Last week, the contract was signed between the Đuro Đakovic Special Vehicles and the renowned Finnish military equipment manufacturer Patria Land Systems, according to which the Croatian company is going to produce and deliver armored vehicles Patria AMV 8X8 worth around 26.000.000 € for the third market.
According to the statement of Đuro Đaković management, this is just a continuation of a very successful cooperation in the field of military equipment between Croatian and Finnish companies. Đuro Đaković Special Vehicles and Patria have successfully worked together on the project of manufacturing and delivery of armored combat vehicles for the Croatian Ministry of Defence. 126 combat armored vehicles was produced then for the Croatian army, thus creating a solid foundation for the joint appearance on third markets.
"This is the first export project in the defense industry for Đuro Đaković after nearly 30 years ago when the Đuro Đaković manufactured and delivered M-84 tanks to Kuwait. This project is a key evidence of the success and vision of cooperation between Đuro Đaković and Patria and I believe it's only the beginning of future similar projects” said Tomislav Mazal, CEO of Đuro Đaković Holding.
Member of the Board of Patria Land Systems, Mika Kari, was also very pleased and said: "Patria is pleased with the cooperation with the Đuro Đaković Group and this agreement demonstrates strong commitment to continuation of the longstanding partnership between Patria and Đuro Đaković in the future."
"We are too big company to survive only on the Croatian market. I am happy that we have finally made the breakthrough this year, both in the transportation segment, in which freight cars are exported to the EU market, as well as in the defense industry " - Tomislav Mazal added.
According to unconfirmed data, it is about a part of large order which Finnish manufacturer received from the Middle East. Most orders will be directed to their factories in Poland, while it is assumed that the Đuro Đaković received an order for approximately twenty armored vehicles that should be delivered by the end of 2017.
Well done project will be another excellent reference for Đuro Đaković, to show it as a quality and reliable partner in the production of modern military equipment.
In addition to the mentioned project, Đuro Đaković will also work on the revision of M-84 tanks within the Croatian army. The value of the deal is about 10 million HRK, and the planned deadline for its completion is the end of 2016.