DAIMLER BUSES TO SUPPLY 415 CITY AND INTERCITY CHASSIS TO ISRAEL
In a short while a second large bus order from Israeli companies has reached a European bus manufacturer. After Solaris receiving an order for 120 buses, now Daimler Buses has received one of its largest orders ever. The bus division of Daimler Truck AG has put in a successful bid for a large tender in Israel and has won the order for a total of 415 city and intercity buses. The vehicles will go to Egged, the largest private bus company in Israel.
The order is the result of a successful collaboration between Daimler Buses and Colmobil, the general distributor in Israel and responsible for both the sale and service of Mercedes-Benz buses.
Till Oberwörder, Head of Daimler Buses said about the sales success: "We are delighted that Egged has chosen the city and intercity buses of the Mercedes-Benz brand. The order for 415 buses is one of the largest in the history of our company."
The order comprises 156 units of the OC 500 RF 1939 intercity chassis and 259 units of the OC 500 LE 1830 city-bus chassis. The city buses are low-entry models. The chassis are being produced in Daimler Buses' Spanish bus plant in Sámano, the bus bodies by the Israeli bodybuilders Haargaz and Merkavim and will be fitted on site. The vehicles will be delivered this year and through into next year and Egged will operate them on its city and intercity routes throughout the whole of Israel.
With a fleet of more than 4000 vehicles, Egged transports almost a million passengers every day and is responsible for the operation of half of the public transport in Israel. This includes 945 intercity and city bus routes on which their vehicles cover more than 700,000 kilometres daily.