• 29-JUN-2016

Iveco Bus quality wins: ÖBB Postbus, subsidiary of the Austrian Federal Railway, renews its trust in the Crossway model!

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Iveco Bus Crossway on the Austrian Roads

Iveco Bus signed a new framework agreement with ÖBB Postbus, the largest bus company in Austria and operator of most of the intercity bus network, for the supply of a fleet of Crossway intercity buses.

Iveco Bus recently announced the signature of a new framework agreement with ÖBB Postbus for the supply of Crossway and Crossway LE (Low-Entry), with deliveries beginning at the end of 2016. This order, with a three-year extension, comes on the back of a previous framework agreement that has now been completed. With the new agreement, ÖBB Postbus will add more than 200 Crossway and Crossway LE to the Iveco Bus vehicles already in operation.

ÖBB Postbus chose to reinforce its partnership with Iveco Bus for further fleet expansion because of the commitment of the Iveco Bus team and determining factors such as the excellent performance and the advantageous Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the Crossway.

Julian Dango, Iveco Bus Sales and Service Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, declares: “Succeeded in signing this new contract with ÖBB Postbus is a great success and we warmly thank ÖBB Postbus for its continued trust in favor of our brand and especially the Crossway, a rising star in Austria. The new models that will join the ÖBB Postbus fleet will offer the added benefits of the excellent reliability, fuel efficiency and low maintenance costs of Iveco Bus’s latest Euro VI engines with patented HI-SCR technology, which achieves low emissions levels without exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and avoiding high-heat operation to clean the Diesel particulate filter. These models also offer greater on-board comfort and quieter operation, as well as the best ergonomic space dedicated to the driver”.

Undisputed n° 1 in its category in Europe, and true “money-maker” thanks to its versatility and operating profitability, the Crossway has already seen more than 27,000 units roll off the production line since its launch in 2006, continuing to win the affection of European transport groups and bus companies.

The largest bus company in Austria, ÖBB Postbus operates 900 lines with around 40,000 bus stops across the country. Altogether, the buses in its fleet drive the equivalent of ten times around the earth every day.

Iveco Bus is part of CNH Industrial group - a world leader in capital goods - and has a strong presence in Austria, where it employs more than 1000 people, in particular in the industrial field with two plants for agricultural equipment (Steyr, Case IH) and firebrigade equipment  (Magirus Lohr). Iveco and Iveco Bus too contribute to the local economy thanks to dedicated networks and service workshops for trucks and buses.

Saint-Priest, 29 June 2016