Karsan wins large order in Ukraine

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Turkish manufacturer Karsan has signed a Memorandum for Cooperation with Kharkiv City Council which will see the firm supply 150 six- and eight-metre buses this year. Karsan’s CEO Okan Baş said: “We are glad about the memorandum that we signed with the Municipality of Kharkiv and the contributions we can make to the city. In this context, an agreement was made for the delivery of 150 Jest and Atak vehicles from July until October with our Ukrainian business partner MDG Company.”

After the signing of the memorandum the Secretary of Kharkiv City Council, Igor Terekhov said that the city favoured fuel-saving vehicles that are ideal for use during peak and off-peak hours. He said: “The goal is to have 500 new vehicles for the city of Kharkiv, 150 vehicles with a length of six and eight metres will be purchased in 2021, and our intention is that Karsan, whose factory that I have visited personally, will play an important role in urban transport modernisation of Kharkiv and we have discussed the plans with the asisstance of investors to have the production localisation of Karsan in Kharkiv.”

Okan Baş added: “Karsan’s vision for the future is an inspiration for many developed and developing cities in Europe with its product range. We continue to be recognised with our innovative and technological range of products that meet transport requirements. We are also pleased to contribute to the transport infrastructure of Kharkiv city. We believe that our six-metre Jest and eight-metre Atak vehicles will make an optimal contribution to the city’s instantly changing traffic conditions with their excellent performance and fuel-saving engines.”