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IMK 14.Oktobar
Successor 14. oktobar
Founded 1923
Defunct 2015 / 2017
Headquarters Krusevac, Yugoslavia (Serbia)
Products agriculture machinery tractor
Construction Plant

IMK 14.Oktobar was a tractor and construction plant manufacturer based in Krusevac, Yugoslavia (current day Serbia).

In 1950, IMK began producing tractors under the RATAR (14 Oktobar) brand in Yugoslavia, using licensed designs from Porsche/Allgaier.

History

IMK was established by Austrian and Hungarian investors in 1923 as a company specializing in the construction and repair of wagons. They expanded to heavier equipment, including military equipment. AFter World War II, the company was nationalized and 14.Oktobar was added to the name to represent the day in 1944 that Krusevac was liberated from the Nazi's. It was one of the largest producers of heavy machinery in Yugoslavia.[1]

In August 2015, after years of accumulated business losses, the company suspended its production.[2] From December 2014 through August 2015, nearly all of 1,500 employees left the company, using the social programs. In January 2016, the company declared bankruptcy.[3] In March 2016, a new company was register under name 14. oktobar. It took production facilities of the former company on lease.


Products

Tractors

Crawlers

Wheel Loaders

IMK ULT-160


Excavator

IMK BGH-250

Military Program

[4]

  • LRSVM Morava
  • M-94 Plamen-S
  • M-96 Orkan II
  • Tank power packs

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