SCANIA DEUTSCHLAND: DEALERSHIP FOR IRIZAR IN GERMANY
An old alliance is being revitalized. Irizar and Scania worked a long time ago together in the project PB, a revolutionary designed coach and very well received in the market. Still a lot of them are on the road. Now Irizar has found a new collaboration with Scania representative in Germany to offer its Irizar-Scania range of coaches to the German market.
Part of the agreement Irizar and Scania Deutschland announced is that Irizar coaches will be exclusively sold in Germany through Scania’s distribution network. This also offers Irizar the necessary access to the Scania service network, which exists of 17 specialised technical centres and a network of over 150 licensed workshops and a recently created used-buses centre. The availability of spare parts will be guaranteed through the Scania Parts Centre in Belgium which already was the spareparts hub for Irizar in Western-Europe, and a warehouse in Bremen created especially to stock spare parts for Irizar vehicles.
With this agreement, Irizar hopes to strengthen its position in the inter-urban buses and coaches sectors by making a wide range of vehicles available to the premium segment, including the Irizar i8, i6S and i6 models and the suburban Irizar i4 model. Rafael Sterling, the CEO of Grupo Irizar, says that Germany has always been a strategic market for Irizar. “We are channelling our efforts so that we continue to consolidate our positioning in Europe in the near future.”