TATRA TRUCKS has signed a contract for licence production of TATRA heavy trucks with China-based Hebei Change Cheng Automotive Manufacturing. The truckmaker is currently readying the launch of production of the first CKD set of full vehicles, to be assembled by the Chinese manufacturer in phase 1 in the fall. Later the Chinese company will start manufacturing its own heavy trucks on TATRA chassis with locally made cabins, engines and transmissions from Tung-feng. According to the contract, the Chinese company will assemble the vehicles based on the TATRA TERRN01 business family with the KING GRAME combined rear axle suspension system. Later one, the vehicles will be equipped with Euro 6-compliant engines. The production goal is to reach hundreds of vehicles p.a.