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S.C. ROMAN S.A.
Type Private
Founded 1950s
Headquarters Braşov, Romania
Industry Automotive
Products Trucks, Buses, Diesel engines
Revenue (turnover) US$ 210 million (2007)
Employees 3,000
Website [1]


DAC 6Turbo truck, Bucharest Airport, 1989

DAC truck

Autocamioane ROMAN (with the DAC division) is a truck and bus manufacturer from Brasov, Romania. The company was established after World War II on the foundation of the old ROMLOC automotive factory built in 1921. In the spirit of the communist days, the industrial plant was named Steagul Rosu (the Red Flag). As of 2000 almost 750,000 trucks had been produced.

HistoryEdit

In 1954, the first batch of SR-101 trucks came out of the factory. The SR-101 was in fact a clone of the ZIS-150 Soviet truck and it came with the same specifications.

In 1958 the company decided to produce a new type, as the SR-101 no longer complied with international vehicle standards. The new design used a V8 ? fuel engine truck, and its cab has been designed at the Chausson Plant in France. The first V8 SR-131 truck of 3 tons load named Carpati was produced in the summer of 1960, and from 1962 the SR-132 model of 2.5 tons load and 4x4 transmission. In 1964 it started the production of the series named Bucegi, SR-113 a truck of 5 tons load and SR-114 of 4 tons load and 4x4 transmission. Generally, these trucks included all the western technology elements of the time. The range had been completed in five years by the following versions: military vehicle, long vehicle, tip-lorry, crane, forward cab. Torpedo, Perkins, Saviem and Mercedes diesel engines were used for export products.

In 1967, as Carpati and Bucegi types became old fashioned, a tender was launched for a new type featuring the following specifications: load capacity of 12-18 tons, diesel engine, a forward cab, observance of CEE-ONU standards.

Büssing, Mercedes-Benz, MAN-Saviem and Unic came to make offers, and the decision was to sign a contract with the West-German MAN AG company. This contract led to the construction, under license, of two types of badge engineered ROMAN: medium 135 hp (101 kW) and heavy 215 hp (160 kW), with a load capacity of up to 36 tons. It also led to the production of 8 types of buses: the town, suburban, intercity and tourism versions.

In the 1970s DAC shared the same construction platforms with the Roman trucks but it was not part of the 1971 joint-venture between the German company MAN and the Romanian government.

In 1976 the Romanian's National Institute for Thermal Engines (INMT) produced the new V8 360 hp (268 kW) engine in cooperation with the Austrian company AVL. After 1989 the Braşov plant started updating the cabin and using Caterpillar diesel engines. Since 1990 DAC has been the special trucks division of Roman trucks. In 1999 Roman trucks took 2nd and 3rd places in Rallye of Tunis. In 2002, the heavy truck range received a new re-shaped cabin, called Millennium.

As of December 2005, Roman also produces military truck equipment for Iraqi military forces.

In 2008, new production was set up under license from Falvius Invest, owners of Universal (UTB), and an Egyptian company, to manufacture the Universal 650 tractor in the Roman truck plant in Brasov. Initially, 600 tractors would be produced, all of which would be exported to Egypt.[1]

Model rangeEdit

BusesEdit

  • ROMAN 18.290 HOCLL (4x2) urban bus
  • ROMAN 18.290 HOCLL (4x2) inter-urban bus
  • ROMAN 18.360 HOCLL (4x2) inter-urban bus

TrucksEdit

  • ROMAN 12.180 F (4X2) straight truck
  • ROMAN 12.250 F truck
  • ROMAN 26.320 DFK (6x4) truck
  • ROMAN 26.360 DFK (6x4) truck
  • ROMAN 28.360 DFK (6x4) truck
  • ROMAN 38.440 VFK (8x4) truck

Crane TrucksEdit

  • ROMAN 14.220 F (4X2) crane truck
  • ROMAN 36.365 DFAE (6x6) crane truck
  • ROMAN 37.300 VF (8x6) crane truck
  • ROMAN 50.365 VFAE (8x8) crane truck
  • ROMAN 63.540 MFEG (10x8) crane truck
  • ROMAN 75.540 MFEG (12x8) crane truck
  • ROMAN 87.1080 MFEG (14x10) crane truck

Garbage TrucksEdit

  • ROMAN 18.180 F (4X2) garbage truck
  • ROMAN 26.360 DF (6x4) garbage truck
  • ROMAN 28.400 DF (6x4) garbage truck

Pumper TrucksEdit

  • ROMAN 14.290 FA (4X4) pumper truck
  • ROMAN 16.290 F (4x2) pumper truck
  • ROMAN 22.440 DFA (6X6) pumper truck
  • ROMAN 24.360 DF (6x4) pumper truck
  • ROMAN 24.430 DF (6x4) pumper truck
  • ROMAN 26.460 DF (6x4) pumper truck
  • ROMAN 28.440 DF (6x4) pumper truck
  • ROMAN 32.440 DF (6x4) pumper truck
  • ROMAN 34.440 DF (6x4) pumper truck

Other Specialty TrucksEdit

  • ROMAN 18.250 F (4X2) tanker truck
  • ROMAN 18.290 F box truck
  • ROMAN 24.290 F (6x2) liquid waste truck
  • ROMAN 26.320 DF (6x4) liquid waste truck
  • ROMAN 26.360 DF (6x4) cement mixer
  • ROMAN 26.400 DF (6x4) forestry truck
  • ROMAN 26.440 DFAR (6X6) dump truck
  • ROMAN 26.440 DFK (6x4) salt spreader truck
  • ROMAN 38.440 VFK (8x4) cement mixer

Semi TractorsEdit

  • ROMAN 19.440 FLS (4x2)
  • ROMAN 26.400 DFAES (6x6) semi tractor
  • ROMAN 26.440 DFS (6x4)
  • ROMAN 33.440 DFAS (6x6)


Military TrucksEdit

  • ROMAN 14.206 FAEG (4X4) cargo truck
  • ROMAN 16.280 FAEG troop transporter
  • ROMAN 22.310 DFAEG communications truck
  • ROMAN 26.280 DFAE (6x6) crane truck
  • ROMAN 26.360 DFAEG Munitions transporter
  • ROMAN 26.400 DFA (6x6) cargo truck
  • ROMAN 26.400 DFA (6x6) Munitions transporter
  • ROMAN 26.400 DFA (6x6) troop transporter
  • ROMAN 26.400 DFA (6x6) water tanker truck
  • ROMAN 26.400 DFAEG (6x6) Munitions transporter
  • ROMAN 26.400 DFAES (6x6) semi tractor
  • ROMAN 26.410 DFAEG (6x6) munitions launch truck
  • ROMAN 33.400 DFA (6x6) container transporter
  • ROMAN 33.400 DFA (6x6) tow truck
  • ROMAN 33.410 DFA (6x6) container transporter
  • ROMAN 33.540 DFAS (6x6) transporter


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