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Karsan to manufacture buses with Italian partner

Karsan which based its strategy on manufacturing various brands in a single plant enter into bus production. Karsan manufactures vehicles for Peugeot, Citroen, Renault Trucks and Hyundai in addition to its Karsan J9 models, and now will manufacture busses for Italian firm BredaMenarinibus. Karsan whose majority shareholder is İnan Kıraç signed a preliminary agreement with Italian firm BredaMenarinibus to manufacture buses. Karsan will start the trial production of 8 meters to 12 meters CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and diesel bus models in April. In this scope, a portion of the monthly production capacity will be guaranteed to be exported to BredaMenarinibus. At the end of the 4-month period designated for trial production, the scope of cooperation is intended to be expanded, and a final agreement for strategic partnership covering also serial production and marketing activities will be signed.

One of the oldest in Italy

BredaMenarinibus is a long-standing bus manufacturer which contributed to the development of collective transportation in Italy with over 30 thousand buses manufactured in a period over 90 years. The company currently operated in a plant established on an area of 155 thousand square meters. Karsan whose majority shareholder is İnan Kıraç manufactures Premium, Lander and Kerax models for Renault Trucks, Partner model for Peugeot, Berlingo for Citroen, and HD Series trucks for Hyundai.


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