Fabrika automobila Priboj

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Korporacija FAP
Native name
Корпорација ФАП
Public limited company
Industry Automotive
Founded Priboj, Serbia (July 29, 1952 (1952-07-29))
Headquarters Priboj, Serbia
Area served
Key people
Zoran Zaković (General director)
Products Trucks, Buses, Chassises, Truck trailers
Revenue Decrease 7.82 million (2013) [1]
Decrease -€22.12 million (2013)[1]
Total assets Increase €93.12 million (2013)[1]
Total equity Decrease €1.95 (2013)[1]
Owner Individuals (86.23%)
Invest banka (bankruptcy) (7.76%)
Autoremont (2.92%)
Eksimbank (2.00%)
Number of employees
1,444 (2013)[1]
Website www.fap.co.rs

Fabrika automobila Priboj (Корпорација Фабрика Аутомобила Прибој а.д. / Korporacija Fabrika Automobila Priboj a.d.) is a Serbian automotive manufacturer of trucks and buses founded in 1952. Initially producing licensed copies of Saurer trucks, it now produces Mercedes-Benz NG trucks under license.


FAP 6G on May Day parade in Ljubljana, 1961.

Founded in 1952 by decree of then Socialist Republic of Serbia government. On 30 October 1953, the first trucks were produced based on licence from Saurer. Models were 4G and 6G (4 and 6 tonnes). In 1959 factory was extended and capacity growth on 3600 vehicles per year. In 1961 vehicles and engines manufacturers cluster "ITV" was formed with FAP as member. First domestically designed FAP vehicles where FAP 10B and FAP 15B introduced in serial production by 1965. The FAP 18B was made with a Leyland engine licence built by FAMOS. In 1970 a production, technical and financial cooperation contract was signed with Daimler-Benz. First product from FAP based on contract with Daimler-Benz was LP1113 and it was followed by MB 1213 and O 302. By 1975 new manufacturing plant with 50.000 square meters was built and 150 new machines installed. New projected capacity was 10.000 vehicles/year. Licence contract with Mercedes-Benz was extended in 1976. for production of vehicle from 12 to 26 tonnes weight; many new vehicles are produced like FAP 1616, 1620, 1626, 1921, 1926, 2226 and 2626. With collaboration of FAP with Military Technical Institute Belgrade in 1978 it is developed special military vehicles FAP 2026/6×6 and it is produced in following years in different variants to satisfy various roles in military. FAP was producing many different chassis that where used in factory's in Zagreb, Skopje, Belgrade as bases for producing buses and other vehicles. In 1986 licence with Mercedes-Benz was extended for producing 12-26 tonnes gross vehicle weight. In 1984 FAP was again extending factory in newly build industrial zone "Manovica". By own design center trailers where developed from 20-70 tonnes gross weight. Until 1991 FAP had 16,468 square meters of factory space. Trucks and other FAP products were exported worldwide.[2][3][4] The strongest on of the all FAP trucks was FAP 3642 which could resist 75 tons of the load.

Export success and International expedition[edit]

On July, 15th 1970 FAP started production and financial cooperation, with other Yugoslavian enterprises: "FAMOS" (SR Bosnia and Herzegovina), "Autokaroserija" (SR Croatia), "11 oktomvri" (SR Macedonia). On international plan, FAP achieved export on African market: Egypt, Tanzania, Sudan, Tunis, Libya, Nigeria and Sudan.

Endurance of the FAP trucks was tested in the Gobi Desert during 1995-1996 expedition "Putevi sveta (On Pathways of the World")". It is FAP 2026 GC/B 6X6 which was produced in cooperation with Ikarbus. Aim of this expedition was to cross roat Priboj-Belgrade-Moscow-Ulan Bator-Beijing-Dalyan-Belgrade-Priboj. This aim was accomplished for only 139 days in the winter season.[5]

Sport activities[edit]

Among all FAP trucks great success in sport activities had FAP 1626,[6] with V8 Mercedes engine. During the 80's some local enterprises PIK "Belje" (Subsidiary "Beljetrans") advantage great success on FIA European Truck Racing Championship in Hungary and Spain with 22 people crew and Vlado Čugalj at the wheel. Championship in Germany was delayed due financial problems of the PIK "Belje". FAP 1626 probably was the only truck which returned his original purpose-transportation of the load.


FAP 2640 dump rigid truck three-axle at exhibition IAA 2012 in Hanover, Germany.

FAP offers many variants of vehicles, with different engines manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, Cummins, MAN and Famos,[7] FAP is producing vehicles for domestic use and export. Exported vehicles can be found in many countries worldwide like Egypt, Nigeria, Libya, Sudan, Syria, etc.[8]

Finnish truck maker Sisu Auto has placed offer to buy FAP in 2014.[9] Sisu is specializing in heavy trucks and military vehicles, currently it has switched to Daimler engines and cabins, while using MB and Fuller gearboxes. Sisu is most popular truck in Finland in +30t five axle category.[citation needed]

Production lines[edit]

Current production line consist of military and civilian vehicles. FAP also builds chassis, trailers aggregates(axles, transmissions, spare parts, cabins, shipbuilding parts etc.). All current produced vehicles have EURO 3, EURO 4 or EURO 5 engines type.[10] All vehicles listed here are in current offer of FAP.[11]

Military production line[edit]

Civilian production program[edit]



Dump trucks[edit]


FAP produces variety of buses: City buses, Suburb buses, Intercity buses, Minibuses.


There is also a chassis in production. They are used as bases for different kind of vehicles and special upgrades.

Vehicles history production lines[edit]

List of vehicles which are no longer in production.


List of produced military vehicles in past:


FAP 1414

List of produced civilian vehicles in past:

See also[edit]

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