Bus and Motor Coach Manufacturers


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Busscar Onibus S.A. is a Brazilian bus manufacturer with industrial grounds which cover over 1 million square meters, with a building of 84 thousand square meters. The company builds road, urban, trolleybuses, charter & tour buses.


CaetanoBus is a bus body manufacturing Company, set up in January 2002 as a result of a partnership between the Salvador Caetano and Daimler Chrysler Groups, being represented by Saltano SGPS and Evobus Portugal with 74% and 26%, respectively. Therefore, CaetanoBus integrated in its structure the former Divisão Fabril de Gaia, till then property of Salvador Caetano - IMVT.

Carrocerías Ayats

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Carrocerías Ayats is a Spanish-based bus body manufacturer. The company specializes in constructing a coach bodies on a variety of chassis, and also produces their own integral buses and coaches. Their buses are used mostly troughout the European countries. Ayats was established in 1905 by Mr. Juan Ayats in Arbúcies, a village in the province of Girona - Catalonia, Spain. Ayats produces a variety of bus types, midibuses (Platinum), full size toring coaches (Atlantis, Atlas, Bravo) and doubledeckers (Bravo I R).

Dina S.A.

Dina S.A.
DINA (Diesel Nacional S.A. de C.V.) is a Mexican producer of buses, European-style intercity coaches, and medium and heavy duty trucks. The company is owned by the Gómez-Flores family. The company distributes its products in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East. In the United States and Canada the company sells motor coaches bodied by Marcopolo S.A. carrosseries under the name Dina Viaggio.


Higer Bus Company Ltd is a bus manucturer based in Suzhou, China, a city situated close to the East China Sea coast, between  the Yangtze River and the Taihu Lake. This Chinese bus manufacturer was founded in 1998. Since then, the company grew and now besides the Chinese market, It exports buses to Europe, North America, Russia, Middle East and Asia, supplying over 30 countries.


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Irizar Group is a Spanish-based builder of luxury coach vehicle bodies, established in 1889. It is located in Ormaiztegi in the Basque Country. It is part of the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation.

Leyland Bus

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Leyland Bus was a British bus manufacturer. It emerged from the Rover Group (formerly British Leyland) as a management buyout of the bus business. It was subsequently acquired by Volvo Buses and the name disappeared in 1993.


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Marcopolo S.A. is a bus manufacturer founded on August 6, 1949, in the southern Brazilian city of Caxias do Sul, state of Rio Grande do Sul. The company manufactures the bodies for a whole range of coaches, e.g. microbus, intercity and touring coach. Marcopolo produces over half of the bus bodies made in Brazil and exports its coaches to more than 60 countries.


Motor Coach Industries - MCI logo
The company was incorporated in 1932 as Fort Garry Motor Body and Paint Works Limited, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In 1948 Greyhound Lines of Canada, at that time MCI's major customer, became a majority shareholder. MCI was purchased outright by Greyhound Lines in 1958. In 1962 a new plant was opened in Pembina, North Dakota to increase capacity as Greyhound widened its markets and switched increasingly from GMC to its own in-house products. In 1974 another plant was opened in Roswell, New Mexico under the title Transportation Manufacturing Corporation (TMC)


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Neoplan Bus GmbH had been a leading european German bus, trolleybus and coach manufacturer since 1935. Back then, it's founder, Gottlob Auwärter, started bodywork for bus and truck chassis production in Stuttgart. Neoplan is well known for it's innovative and futuristic bus and coach designs.


Plaxton logo
Plaxton is a builder of bus and coach vehicle bodies based in Scarborough, England. The Plaxton of today is the successor to a business founded in Scarborough in 1907 by Frederick William Plaxton. Beginnings

Prevost Car

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Prevost is a Quebec, Canada-based manufacturer of touring coaches and bus shells for high-end motorhomes and specialty conversions. The company now owns Nova Bus and in turn is owned by Volvo Bus Corporation.


Scania AB is a global manufacturer of heavy trucks (British English: lorries), buses, and diesel engines, with its head office in Södertälje, Sweden. Scania has production facilities in Europe and Latin America. In addition, there are assembly plants in ten countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. Scania's sales and service organisation and finance companies are worldwide. In total, the company employs approximately 35,000 people around the world.

Van Hool

Van Hool NV is a Belgian coachbuilder and manufacturer of buses, coaches, trolleybuses, and trailers. The company was founded in 1947 by Bernard Van Hool in Koningshooikt, nearby Lier, Belgium. In the early years, the company introduced serial production and exported their products all over Europe. The latest market is in the United States with AC Transit (Alameda County, California) in 2002.

VDL Berkhof

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Berkhof is a Netherlands-based bus and coach builder, founded in 1970 by Arthur Berkhof and his son Henk. They started with only 10 employees in a 1,000 m² factory. During the first 18 months the company only carried out bus repairs. In 1985, the operation moves to a brand new 10,000 m² facility in Valkenswaard. The number of employees was now 132. The factory expanded in 1989 by an additional 10,000 m² resulting in a production capacity of 350 units a year.

VDL Bova

VDL Bova, better known as Bova, is a luxury coachbuilder based in Eindhoven, Netherlands which began building coaches in 1931. In particular, it is well known for the Bova Futura, a streamlined coach, often with a DAF engine, which was first introduced in the 1980s and continues in a similar form today. In 1931 the company began building coaches, and in 1969 introduced the Benelux, a self-supporting integral coach. The company was purchased by VDL Groep in 2003, who also own Berkhof, Jonckheere and Kusters Venlo.

VDL Jonckheere

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Jonckheere is a motor coach and bus builder, founded in 1881 by Henri Jonckheere in Roeselare, Belgium. Presently, the company is known as VDL Jonckheere. In 1881, Henri Jonckheere began to build horse drawn carriages in the town of Beveren, near Roeselare in the province of West-Flanders, Belgium. 1902 saw Jonckheere build his first "luxury automobile". In those days many, largely wooden bodies with their typical styling, were built upon several famous chassis such as Minerva and Rolls-Royce.


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Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of Volvo which became an independent division in 1968. It is the world's second largest bus manufacturer, with a complete range of heavy buses for passenger transportation. The product range includes complete buses and coaches as well as chassis combined with a comprehensive range of services. The bus operation has a global presence, with production in Europe, North/South America, Asia and Australia. One former production facility was located in Irvine, Scotland (closed in 2000). Products Chassis - Historical * 1950s: B627