HEULIEZ BUS CELEBRATES 40 YEARS RORTHAIS FACTORY
This year, Heuliez Bus is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Rorthais site, which is part of the CNH Industrial Group since 2013. When it started in 1980, with its 8,000 m2 of workshops, the factory produced 300 units per year. 40 years later, the surface covered has more than tripled, the site has a runway test and all charging modes for electric vehicles. The capacity industrial is designed to be able to respond quickly to any change in cadence of the different models and can exceed 500 vehicles.
Heuliez Bus places its development in a sustainable approach. For 40 years the Company has appealed to suppliers and subcontractors located closest to its factory or on the national territory, all the models in the range thus benefiting from the label "Origine France Garantie" from 2013.
The brand has a wide range of vehicles fully developed and produced in the factory in Rorthais. It covers three market segments: midibus, standard and articulated, available in four lengths, two widths (2.33 m and 2.55 m) and four types energy (hybrid, electric, CNG and thermal).
Heuliez says it is a leader in midibuses and hybrid buses in France, but the GX citybus models have also attracted European markets: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Luxembourg. A quarter of 2020 production will thus be intended for export. The company employs 440 people.