OKA (vehicle manufacturer)
OKA was an Australian manufacturer of all-wheel drive vehicles in Bibra Lake , a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. He mainly manufactured light trucks, especially those with passenger bodies. The current owner of the company is Reymer Pty. Ltd. Less than 500 OKA vehicles were built.
OKA was founded in 1986 when the heads of several Australian mining companies got together because they needed an all-terrain truck with a 3 ton payload and none of the trucks on the market at the time met their specifications. They founded a consortium and that's how the OKA brand was born.
When the basic task was agreed, a market study of over 1200 mining companies, government agencies, farmers, the Australian armed forces and possible private users was carried out to determine the design parameters. Work on the first prototype began in 1987 and the first tests were carried out in 1988. In parallel to series production, prototypes were built again and again until 1992.
A little later, the first model, the XT , went into series production. It was followed by the LT and finally the current model NT . These vehicles have been sold to government agencies, tour bus companies, the private industry, the mining industry, the military, and recreational companies. In addition to Australia, they are currently being offered in Papua New Guinea and Africa. Models for the United Arab Emirates and Europe are currently being developed.
OKA has so far built two models, the XT and the LT. The NT is currently offered. They are available with different structures, e.g. B. as a chassis, flatbed truck, double cab, multiple cab or tour bus.
Technical cooperation with Hindustan
- OKA website ( memento of October 29, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) (English)
- Website of the OKA owners and fans (English)
- Press release from OKA ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- About Us ( Memento from October 13, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
- Hindustan at Business.MapsOfIndia.com (English)