EvoBus Ibérica reaches new milestone – 10,000th chassis produced in Sámano
- A 12-year-long success story culminates with handover of celebratory chassis to Sanfiz S.L.
- In 2003 the production plant in Sámano became a competence centre for chassis in Europe
- The Mercedes-Benz modular chassis system is the basis for flexible body solutions
Sámano (Cantabria) – EvoBus Ibérica, established in 1998, is the Spanish subsidiary of EvoBus GmbH, which is part of the Daimler Group. The 12-year-long success story since the company was established has now culminated with handover of the celebratory chassis to Sanfiz S.L.
EvoBus Ibérica has one of the most modern production plants and a workforce of 262 employees. In 2003 the plant in Sámano, which has specialised in the production of chassis for urban buses and touring coaches, became a competence centre for Mercedes-Benz chassis in Europe.
EvoBus Ibérica produces chassis for rural-service buses, urban buses, midicoaches and airport buses for the domestic Spanish market, in which numerous coach builders are represented, as well as for international markets. The most important export markets in Europe are Germany, France, Great Britain and Portugal. The chassis also go to Australia, Israel, Mexico and Singapore.
The plant in Sámano is equipped with the latest production control facilities and health and safety systems. TÜV Management Service GmbH has certified the environmental management system in accordance with standard ISO 14.001 from 2004 and the quality management system in accordance with standard ISO 9001 from 2008. The plant has also been certified in accordance with international standard ISO TS 16949:2009, which regulates the production of series production parts and spare parts in the automotive industry.
The Mercedes-Benz modular chassis system offers the great advantage of flexible body solutions. Customers can choose from different body lengths and variants with regard to permissible gross vehicle weight, enabling them to configure a vehicle that perfectly meets their requirements.
All Mercedes-Benz products feature the most modern technology. The engines of the latest generation are equipped with environmentally friendly BlueTec diesel technology, which guarantees compliance with the Euro 5 standard.
More about Sanfiz S.L.
Sanfiz S.L. was established at the beginning of 1977. The bus operator is responsible in the north of Madrid for school bus services, plant-internal transportation, shuttle bus services for company employees and managers as well as for private excursions and shuttle services to events.
The fleet currently comprises over 30 vehicles with 14, 35 or 55 seats, including buses for passengers with limited mobility. The average age of the vehicles is less than three years old.
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Michael Göpfarth, EvoBus GmbH; Jesús Fernández, Sanfiz S.L; Juan Antonio Maldonado Aleman, Chief Executive Officer EvoBus Ibérica