Tanzania Automotive Technology Centre (TATC). Established with an idea of creating a Centre of excellence in Tanzania to advance technology innovations, with the ultimate aim of attaining self reliance in technology relevant to the economic and social well-being of our country.
TATC was established in 1985 by a presidential decree, as a Research and Development Government Institution under the Ministry of Defence and National Service. The Centre is wholly owned by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.
To create a Centre of Excellence in Tanzania to advance technological innovations, with the ultimate aim of attaining self reliance in technology relevant to the economic and social well being of the country.
Building of TATC
TATC was built through heavy Government investment , leading to;
• Technology acquisition through ‘technology transfer initiatives’ between Timoney Technology Ltd of the republic of Ireland and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.
• Construction of the TATC technology infrastructure from a green field
Principal Functions of TATC
To adapt existing engineering technology to alleviate some of the existing problems in transport, agricultural machinery and industry (implementation or pursuit of this function results into adapted or reverse engineered technologies)
To design and develop for production, vehicles, plant and machinery suited to the needs of Tanzania. (implementation or pursuit of this function results into TATC developed technologies).
To conduct research in materials for use in field of mechanical engineering (Material research, metal plastics, rubber, composites.)
To provide consultancy services in the fields of electro-mechanical engineering (industrial consultancy services)
To act as a high technology training Centre.
To conduct quality assurance of land equipment and machinery purchased by the Government.
To undertake any special engineering tasks as directed by the Government
Source (TATC) http://www.tatcnyumbu.org