CZECH REPUBLIC The 500th Solaris bus for a customer in the Czech Republic, one of 36 Urbino 18 artics for Brno city operator Dopravní podnik m?sta Brna, has been delivered
“The Czech Republic was the first foreign market entered by Solaris,” said Dariusz Michalak, Solaris Deputy CEO.
“In the year 2000, we delivered a Solaris Urbino 15 to the city of Ostrava. It was a milestone for our company.”
He added: “The delivery of the 500th Solaris bus is a great success for us. It shows the efficiency, reliability and quality we offer.
“At the same time it is a motivation to continuously reach for new goals.”
In 2001, Solaris established its subsidiary Solaris Czech in Ostrava, which is responsible for sales and after-sales activities on this market as well as delivering spare parts.
The 500th Solaris low-floor bus on the Czech market is equipped with a 231 kW diesel engine and a Voith DIWA 5 gear box.
Solaris buses have previously been delivered to Ostrava, Pardubice, Pilsen, Prague and Teplice, among other cities.