Boost for almost 30 years’ cooperation

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Long relationship with Swiss operator Twerenbold Reisen AG cemented with another order for VDL

A relationship lasting decades has received a new boost. The Swiss coach operator Twerenbold Reisen AG has recently placed an order for 14 FHD2 Futuras with VDL Bus & Coach. If it is up to owner and board chairman Karim Twerenbold, the cooperation that started way back in 1992 may continue for many years to come. “We opt for quality, reliability and loyalty,” he said. “Values also shared by VDL.”

Cooperation between Twerenbold Reisen and VDL Bus & Coach dates back to 1992. VDL
Cooperation between Twerenbold Reisen and VDL Bus & Coach dates back to 1992. VDL

The Twerenbold fleet now consists of 62 coaches, of which 60 came from VDL. In the words of Karim Twerenbold: “Like VDL, we too are a family-owned business. Our core values match. Both companies put their people first, something I consider particularly important. The lines at VDL are short, so issues can be settled quickly. They are open to improvement and that means continuous striving for innovation. To ensure continued cooperation, that is of course essential.”

Bernard Donzé, Director of VDL Bus & Coach (Suisse), described the relationship with Twerenbold as ‘very special.’ He is proud of the confidence that Twerenbold has once again expressed in VDL. “The history we have built up together is something to be cherished,” he said. “Twerenbold not only believes in our products but is also confident in our organisation. At the same time, we at VDL must ensure that we continue to take the lead in innovation, so that now and in the future, we remain the best option for key customers like Twerenbold.”

The VDL Futuras were put into service from the Twerenbold home base in Baden-Rütihof, starting in mid-April. The complete order is made up of 11 vehicles in the Royal class and three in the Comfort class. The Royal class coaches are all 12.2m long and have 30 passenger seats. The Royal class, designed by Twerenbold itself, has helped the company set the standards for coach travel in Switzerland. There is a two by one seat arrangement with each separated by no less than 90cm.

Two of the Comfort class coaches are 13.9m and seat 56. The third, a 12.9m Futura FHD2, seating 48. The last delivery to Twerenbold, consisting of 13 Futuras, was completed in the spring of 2014.

Twerenbold Reisen AG was established in 1895. The company slogan is ‘travel in good company’. The company specialises in organising and arranging tour travel, but also provides small-group transport services and daytrips.

Twerenbold Reisen AG is part of the Twerenbold Reisen Gruppe that also includes Reisebüro Mittelthurgau Fluss- und Kreuzfahrten AG, Imbach Reisen AG and Vögele Reisen AG.

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