Avia Ashok Leyland Motors - Czech producer of buses and trucks of small and medium-duty trucks. Thanks to compliance with European standards of quality and reliability of products, the company has gained popularity not only at home.
Avia began its history in 1919, not as a car brand. Two Prague engineer Pavel Beneš and Miroslav Hain, assembled a team of a few carpenters and plumbers and opened a workshop for the repair of aircraft. Already in 1920 there was a first child Avia - a two-seat, received the high award and a grant from the Government of Czechoslovakia. The improved model of the plane stood on the service in the Czechoslovak Army as a military fighter. During the war, Avia continued development and production of aircraft.
In the postwar years, the company entered the automotive manufacturing industry: it carried out the repair of automobiles and auto parts produced. And only in 1946 the first truck was founded - Škoda 706 R. A year later, the production line went down the first line of cars and buses. Over the next several decades cars of fine-tuned and upgraded.
By the end of the eighties of the last century, the company employs several factories in Brno, Ivančice and Žilina. Cars produced at these plants, mainly were exported to the USSR. Losing in the early nineties, the main market, Avia Daewoo (look Daewoo Truck Manuals) teamed up with concern and received a new name - Daewoo-Avia.
After the bankruptcy of Daewoo in 2006 Czech automaker was bought by the Indian industrial giant Ashok Leyland. It is the second largest truck manufacturer in India, which produces an annual 80,000 units of trucks.
Today Avia brand - good example of a modern automobile. The headquarters of the company located in Prague-Letnany. Trucks produced in Letňany, has several important characteristics:
The entire line of Avia vehicles equipped with reliable brakes and optimized spring suspension, which allows to overcome the problem areas on the roads.