Greyhound Australia announced the acquisition of 49 Irizar coaches (with Volvo chassis), the biggest private sector transaction in three yearsOctober 2018
With the contract being signed in Melbourne on October 15th by Greyhound’s CEO, Alex de Waal, and Irizar’s Managing Director for the Asia/Pacific region, Daniel Castro.
The vehicles, Irizar i6 3700 12.3m Mining Version assembled on Volvo B8R Euro 5, will be delivered to Greyhound from March 2019 – with production starting in Brazil at the end of this month.
The specifications include special developed systems for the mining environment including seat belt monitoring systems for all passengers, fire suppression system and European Coach type Reclining seats. The power train of B8R includes the latest 8 L Volvo Engine, performing 330HP using Automatic Gear box to reduce driver fatigue.
The partnership between Irizar and Greyhound Australia began in 2008 and since then Irizar has supplied more than 140 units to the coach operator.
Irizar arrived in Australia in 2007. Throughout the company’s history, Irizar has always responded to customers’ different needs and is continuously improving the safety, reliability and comfort of its vehicles – offering the best service possible since 1889.
Irizar is a world-leading business in the road passenger transport sector, with production plants in six countries and a sales presence is more than 90 countries across five continents.