Karsan will also co-produce bus with Italians in Bursa
Karsan which is the first multi-brand vehicle manufacturer of Turkey, signed a preliminary agreement for production, sale in Turkey and exportation of the models of BredaMenarinibus which is one of the prominent organizations of bus sector.
Karsan which is the first and only multi-brand vehicle manufacturer of Turkey that produces Peugeot Partner, Citroen Berlingo, J9 Premier, Maxi Minibus, Hyundai HD35/HD75 light trucks and Renault Trucks Premium Long Distance heavy trucks in its Bursa factory, signed a preliminary agreement with BredaMenarinibus which is a leading bus manufacturer of Italy. With the agreement signed with Italian firm, Karsan will produce, sell and export buses in Bursa from now on.
4 months trial production
In this stage, Karsan will begin trial production of BredaMenarinibus’s CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and diesel models which ranges between 8 and 12 meters in April. Within this scope, a certain part of monthly production capacity will be guaranteed to be exported to BredaMenarinibus. At the end of four month period determined for trial production, expansion of the scope of our cooperation with BredaMenarinibus and signing the final agreement which includes serial production and marketing activities and has the characteristics of a strategic partnership, are anticipated. CEO of Karsan, Murat Selek said that this agreement which has been signed during the challenging times of automotive sector is a significant step not only for Karsan but also for Turkish automotive industry.
We have broke grounds once again
By stating that the models of which Karsan would produce was displayed in “Busworld Turkey 2010” Selek, who recorded that Karsan which has carried out its co-operations with Peugeot-Citroen, Hyundai Motor Company and Renault Trucks that are global players in commercial vehicle field has headed towards big bus segment now, emphasised that BredaMenarinibus’s appearance in this fair for the first time was a significant indicator of its faith for Turkey market.
It has produced 30 thousand buses in 90 years
Italian firm BredaMenarinibus is one of the well-establihed bus manufacturers which has contributed to the development of public transportation in Italy with over 30 thousand buses that it has produced in over 90 years. The company currently operates in its facility established on total 155 thousand square-meters area with 45 thousand square-meters closed area.