JAMAICA Volvo Buses has announced an order worth €16.3m for 230 buses for Kingston, Jamaica.
The order, which includes 210 conventional B7Rs and 20 B12M articulated buses, will be delivered over a three-year period, with 65 vehicles to arrive by the end of 2011.
“The Jamaican authorities are now implementing a massive public transport improvement programme in Kingston to create better living conditions for the city’s population. I am proud that Volvo Buses is part of this process,” said Alexandre Selski, who is handling the transaction on behalf of Volvo.
He added: “This means we are now further strengthening our position in Jamaica. It is also verification that our focus on quality and service, and the support received from Volvo dealership in Jamaica, JR Group, are appreciated by our customer.”
Most of the bus chassis will be built at the Volvo Buses factory in Borås, Sweden. The articulated bus chassis will be built by Volvo in Curitiba, Brazil. The bodies are built by VDL Jonckheere in Belgium.
The purchaser is JUTC, the Jamaican Urban Transit Company.
Volvo Buses currently has around a 60% share of the Jamaican city bus market.