Case | HBS Case Collection | July 1983 (Revised July 1991)

Hintz-Kessels-Kohl A.G.

by Thomas R. Piper

Abstract

A truck manufacturer must decide whether to bid on the sale of 120 trucks to a private firm in Costa Rica. If a bid is submitted, a decision must be made on whether to protect against the credit, exchange rate, and sovereign risks.

Keywords: Risk Management; Currency Exchange Rate; Truck Transportation; Cross-Cultural and Cross-Border Issues; Manufacturing Industry; Auto Industry; Germany; Costa Rica;

Citation:

Piper, Thomas R. "Hintz-Kessels-Kohl A.G." Harvard Business School Case 284-019, July 1983. (Revised July 1991.)