Avia, headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, was established as an aircraft manufacturer in 1919. By 1946, it was involved in the truck business and in 1967 started the production of Avia A15 / A20 / A30 models (Saviem / Renault licence known as SG2 / SG3 / SG4 models). By 1983, production peaked at 19,000 units annually.
In the decade starting from 1995, the Company changed hands twice. First it became a part of the Daewoo Group with an upgrade of the A60 /A75 / A80 range. In 2000, it launched the D-line –
D75 / D90 / D100 range of vehicles. Odien took over its reigns in 2005 and eventually sold it to Ashok Leyland in 2006.
Since 2006, Avia Ashok Leyland Motors Ltd. is part of the Hinduja Group, alongside the second-largest truck manufacturer in India – Ashok Leyland. With a strong support system – nine plants and activities in more than 30 markets across three continents – Avia, has in recent years, launched the process of returning to world markets, including extension of its product range.
Avia Ashok Leyland Motors covers the range of trucks from 6.5 to 12 tonnes GVW and has marked big success with its customers thanks to high endurance and excellent handling while driving, variability in versions and low operating costs of its trucks.