DAIMLER RECEIVES AUSTRALIAN ORDER FOR 44 EURO VI CHASSIS
Daimler Buses has received a purchase order for 44 Euro 6 chassis from Transit Systems in Australia. It is the biggest single order for Daimler's bus division in Australia in more than a decade. The chassis are to be produced in the Spanish plant of Daimler Buses at Sámano and subsequently equipped with bodies from either Australian bus bodybuilder Volgren or Malaysian Gemilang International.
The buses are to be used in Sydney. Transit System is an Australian-based international transport company which operates in five of Australia's biggest cities and which has obtained bus orders within some of the world's biggest transport networks in London and Singapore. The large order also includes a comprehensive service package featuring amongst others on-site assistance by a service technician and driver training.
Brazilian based Marcopolo SA owns a majority stake in Volgren. Gemilang International Limited is a Malaysian based bus body manufacturer with over 25 years of experience.