15 Dec 2015

MAJOR CZECH ORDER FOR SETRA LOW-FLOOR BUSES

Czech transport company “ICOM transport a.s.” has taken receipt of 15 Low Entry S 415 LE business buses in Neu-Ulm. The Setra MultiClass interurban buses, part of a major order of 140 buses in all, are the first products the Czech-based group has ordered from the Ulm-based brand.

The S 415 LE business is an efficient low-entry interurban bus that combines economic efficiency and functionality in an unprecedented manner. The economical two-axle vehicle offers the ideal combination of barrier-free access at the front with a low-maintenance raised-floor area in the rear.

The delivered S 415 LE business models are equipped with the Mercedes-Benz OM 936 Euro VI six-cylinder in-line engine with an output of 220 kW (299 hp) in combination with a Mercedes-Benz GO 190-6 manual transmission. Fuel consumption is cut by up to five percent over the Euro V engines in the predecessor models.

The Czech group ICOM transport a.s. was founded in 1996, and is one of the largest and most modern transport companies in Central Europe. Its partnership with Stuttgart-based Daimler AG now stretches back almost 20 years. The focus of the company is on national and international trucking as well as interurban bus transport. ICOM transport employs a total of 1800 people and maintains a fleet with 800 buses and coaches plus 300 trucks. The company, headquartered in Jihlava, provides a range of bus services, which covers local public transport as well as regular-service routes, city-centre services and interurban transport, including long-distance routes and international connections.



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