Volvo Buses has been awarded another supply contract by Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) for 115 B9TL double-decker 12-meter buses.
KMB has a fleet of 3,906 buses and in line with their focus of providing passengers with the highest level of comfort and operational efficiency, KMB has since 2008 increased the frequency of issuing supply tenders for new buses.
This most recent supply contract will see Volvo deliver the 115 double-deckers during early 2011 to Hong Kong.
This latest order is added to and will follow on from the 245 Volvo double-decker and single-decker buses already ordered by KMB for delivery during 2010. This continued supply maintains KMB as Volvo’s largest double-deck customer in Asia.
KMB again selected the Volvo 9 liter SCR Euro V compliant engine, which when operated by KMB with cleaner diesel and operational driving system adjustments will contribute to a significant reduction in emission levels.
Wrightbus will again body the 115 double-deckers at the company’s plant in Northern Ireland. This Volvo-Wrightbus partnership continues to have an important strategic link in Asia to key customers KMB in Hong Kong & SBS Transit in Singapore where jointly orders for a total of 440 Volvo B9TL Wrightbus double-deckers are now secured and in the industrial pipeline.