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3.11.14

BUSMAKERS NEWS * Europe / Belgium's: Van Hool - Germany's the Sprinter Van - Holland's VDL Bus & Coach - Italy's Solaris

* Belgium - Record American order for bus manufacturer Van Hool


(Photo: Van Hool T916 Acron Interiors, 35 Seats De Luxe bus)
Brussels,Belgium -Busworld -22 Oct 2014: -- Van Hool, Belgian manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, recently secured the largest global order in the company´s 67-year history. ABC Companies (in which Van Hool holds a 38% interest), the exclusive distributor of Van Hool in the United States of America and Canada, placed an order for over 1,000 vehicles. The contract concerns several coach types and has a total value of more than 300 million euro... The order´s first lot of vehicles is already being put into production in the 4th quarter of 2014 in Koningshooikt and will be delivered to ABC as of the 1st quarter of 2015. Around 300 coaches with high added value are being built in Koningshooikt and 700 standard coaches will be assembled in Van Hool´s recently-opened plant in Skopje, Macedonia. The contract’s execution will run through 2017... Van Hool is a Belgian independent manufacturer of buses, touring coaches and industrial vehicles. The company has over 4,750 employees worldwide, the largest share of whom of course works in the production sites in Koningshooikt and Bree (Belgium) and in Skopje (Macedonia)...


* Holland - Major order for VDL Bus and Coach: 164 Citeas for Arriva Netherlands

(Photo: VDL Citea LLEs)
Valkenswaard, the Netherlands -Car Bus Magazine (Belgium) -15 Oct 2014: -- Passenger Company Arriva Netherlands has a contract with VDL Bus and Coach bv signed for the supply of 164 public transport buses for the Dutch concessions East and West Brabant. The order consists of 89 VDL Citea LLE's and 75 VDL... The Citea LLE is an innovative, lightweight bus concept, designed specifically for the demanding conditions of city and regional transport... The Citea SLF is characterized by its lightweight construction which saves fuel and reduces emissions of harmful substances. The Citeas SLF for Arriva have a length of 12 meters and are equipped with 29 + 2 + 1 seats and maximum space for standing passengers... Arriva Netherlands is part of the Arriva Group, where Deutsche Bahn owns. It's a leading operator of passenger transport, operates in 14 European countries. With more than 54,500 employees and more than 2.2 billion passengers per year Arriva is one of the largest carriers in Europe. In the Netherlands, Arriva with 5,000 employees active in bus and train services in eight provinces...


* Germany - Mercedes Benz Vans produces next generation of the Sprinter in

Stuttgart,Germany -Busworld (Belgium) -20 Oct 2014: ... As the only manufacturer in the segment of large vans that is producing vehicles in Germany, Mercedes-Benz Vans will assemble the next generation of the Sprinter at its plants in Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde. For this purpose, Mercedes-Benz Vans will invest a total of €450 million in the modernization of the two German plants... The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been a success story in the van business for almost 20 years now. It is the worldwide market leader in the large van segment and is delivered to customers in about 130 countries all over the globe. This makes the Sprinter a key pillar of the worldwide growth strategy "Vans goes global", which aims to systematically internationalize the division's business operations and exploit additional sales potential in the growth markets outside Europe...


* Italy - Further InterUrbino buses in

(Photo: Solaris Urbino Hybrid 12-City bus) 
Biella,Milan,Italy -Car and Bus Magazine (Belgium) -21 Oct 2014: -- Solaris will deliver eighteen 12-metre InterUrbino buses to Italy. The buyer is an operator from Biella, a town north-west of Milan. This is another order from Italy for this very model of Solaris buses... The customer will receive all of them until the end of the year. The vehicles ordered are fitted with DAF MX-11 powered engines developing 271 kW, which meet the most restrictive Euro 6 emission standards. Up to 54 passengers are able to travel in the spacious InterUrbino and enjoy comfortable seats with reclining backrests and adjustable armrests. Air-conditioning in the whole passenger compartment ensures the pleasure of the journey even on hottest days. Moreover to increase the drivers’ comfort, their cabin is equipped with a separate cooling system. There is luggage space provided in compartments located under the floor, which have a capacity of 5.2 m3. Smaller bags fit perfectly in the luggage racks installed above the seats... For the benefit of passengers with mobility impairments, there an electric lift is installed in the vehicle next to the central doors.

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