About us

COMPANY PROFILE

VOP CZ, s.p. is an enterprise fully owned by the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic and specialising in military technology, machine production and development.

We are a leading Czech manufacturer and provider of repairs, modernisation and servicing in the field of defence and security. We systematically create conditions for reinforcing our position as integrator and supplier of modern military equipment and systems, chiefly for the Czech Armed Forces and for government security services.

We are the owner of a traditional brand dating back seventy-six years, in the position of leader in the sector of manufacturing, modernisation and repairs to military and special equipment. We have our own development centre with competitive projects utilised by the Czech Armed Forces, security units and the civil sector.

We hold a licence for trade in military materials – the company has been granted CLASSIFIED level security authorisation.

History

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    1946 · COMPANY ESTABLISHED

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    1952 – 1959 · 1,220 T-34 TANKS REPAIRED

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    1960 – 1983 · 3,300 T-54, T-55 TANKS REPAIRED

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    1983 – 2015 · 260 T-72 TANKS, INCLUDING T-72M4 CZ TANKS REPAIRED

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    1992 – 1995 · DISPOSAL OF APPROX. 1,300 T-54 AND T-55 Z TANKS FROM THE ARSENAL OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE CZECH AND SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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    1992 – PRESENT · CIVIL PRODUCTION COOPERATION

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    2003 – 2005 · SERIES PRODUCTION OF 30 MODERNISED T-72M4 CZ TANKS

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    2009 – 2013 · MANUFACTURE OF 107 PANDUR II 8X8 CZ WHEELED ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

We consider quality management a crucial element assuring our competitiveness. This is also why we develop our employees’ qualifications in the long-term and work on constantly improving the efficiency of our production and inspection processes in cooperation with our customers.

  • We maintain strict quality standards
  • JWe hold ISO 9001 and AQAP 2110 quality certificates, EN ISO 3834-2 welding certificates and many other professional licences.
  • We have a “Quality Customer Service Team” available to our customers.
  • We utilise Kaizen, Lean, Poka-yoke and 5S methods during quality management, as well as FMEA, PPAP, FTA and other analytical techniques.
  • We involve all our employees in the process of continuous improvement.
  • We assure continuous improvement of the efficiency of our processes, the quality of our products and high added value for our customers.
  • We place great emphasis on the safety of our manufacturing processes and the safety of our employees.
  • We promote the development and education of our employees and apply the leadership method of management.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We conduct our business activities transparently and we maintain positive relations with customers, suppliers and other business partners.

We monitor the company’s impact on the regional, national and global levels.

We take care of our employees, we support development of the region in the field of the health, safety, education and cultural development of its citizens.

We are aware of our social responsibility during dealings with our partners and we follow the Code of Ethics and strict anti-corruption rules.

We protect natural resources and strive to minimise our environmental impact.

 

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

UGV TAROS

The Czech Armed Forces (CAF) was the first of the NATO armed forces to start using the UGV TAROS platform. This equipment has been under development for over 10 years and we are currently working on the fourth generation – UGV TAROS V4.

Our key partners on the UG TAROS project are the LPP Company and UNOB – University of Defence in Brno, Department of Military Robotics. Both partners utilise their specific experience in the field of advanced robotics, autonomous systems and definition of tactical-technical parameters and facilitate creation of new synergies during further research and development in the field of advanced robotic systems.

TAROS is the acronym for Tactical Robotic System. This is an unmanned ground vehicle platform, capable of movement under various climatic conditions and over difficult terrain, which means it will easily traverse stairs for example. This general-purpose platform can be fitted with a wide range of sensor and weapon components, a robotic arm, communication sub-systems, logistics superstructure, etc.

The TAROS platform is specifically intended to provide direct combat support to mechanised, reconnaissance and special units. It is capable of carrying out reconnaissance or even combat activities (depending on the specific type of superstructure) and also targeting enemy units and firing positions. The TAROS platform is also suitable for deployment and manoeuvring in high-risk areas, areas covered by enemy fire or where there is a probability of enemy IEDs being present, activated or deactivated for example, where it carries out high-risk activities, including combat, and draws the enemy’s attention. This protects the lives of soldiers, affords immediate information superiority over the enemy and assures combat support during operations.

In the mid-term horizon, the TAROS platform is not intended as a complete substitute for soldiers in their full range of operational deployment, but rather as a tool, or as support for selected reconnaissance or tactical activities.

 

We are currently finishing development of the fourth generation, which will be improved on the basis of data collected from the testing of previous platforms by the Czech Armed Forces. Experts had the first opportunities to examine the TAROS V4 platform in June this year at the 6th AFCEA Conference in Lipník nad Bečvou or at the October Future Forces exhibition in Prague.

 

The use of unmanned vehicles is a good step towards achieving minimum losses on the battlefield and maximum information potential. Every year, constant improvement and development of new equipment in order to achieve a fully autonomous mode, takes us closer and closer to a highly autonomous unmanned vehicle, which is capable of evaluating the situation and reacting quicker than a human. However, the fact is that no technology can operate without potential and essential human intervention.

CERTIFICATES

  • We hold ISO 9001 and AQAP 2110 quality certificates, EN 1090-2 and EN ISO 3834-2 welding certificates and many other professional licenses.
  • We are in the process of expanding our functional Integrated Management system by additional sectors.
  • We have a “Quality customer service team” available to our customers.
  • We utilise Kaizen, Lean, Poka-yoke and 5S methods during quality management, as well as FMEA, PPAP, FTA and other analytical techniques.
  • We place great emphasis on the safety of our manufacturing processes and the safety of our employees.
  • We involve all our employees in the process of continuous improvement.
  • We assure continuous improvement of the efficiency of our processes, the quality of our products and high added value for our customers.
  • We promote the development and education of our employees and apply the leadership method of management.

 

Certificate AQAP 2110.pdf
Certificate ČD V95/5.pdf
Certificate  EN 1090-2:2018.pdf
Certificate  EN 15085-2:2020.pdf
Certificate  EN 3834-2:2021.pdf
Certificate ISO 9001 ENG No.2059-2024.pdf
Certificate of Accreditation VOP CZ.pdf
Certificate ISO 14001 .pdf
Certificate DIN 2303-Q2 – full – English
Certificate ISO 45001 .pdf
Certificate QMS .pdf