Strong order bookings for Volvo Buses in Israel

In recent months, Volvo Buses in Israel has received orders for more than 300 buses. For the first time, customers in Israel have opted to purchase the Volvo B7RLE low-entry bus and B7R commuter buses.
Metropoline, the fastest growing bus operator in Israel, is the customer that has ordered most of the slightly more than 300 buses. Some time ago, this company, via its partly owned bus operator MetroDan, ordered 60 Volvo B7RLEs for use in service in the town of Beersheba in southern Israel.

Now Metropoline has ordered an additional 235 buses, of which 135 are Volvo B7RLEs and 100 are Volvo B7Rs. These buses will be used in the Hasharon area, north of Tel Aviv.

These were the first orders from Israel that Volvo Buses has received for its 7-liter-engine bus.
 

“Volvo B7R and B7RLE represent the adequate answer to the customer needs for it´s type of operation, guaranteeing high reliability and very low fuel consumption” says Michele Ferrara, who is responsible for Volvo Buses’ sales in Israel.

The order has been secured once more thanks to the optimal co-operation with VolvoBuses long-standing importer in Israel, Mayer´s Cars & Trucks.

Volvo will deliver the chassis from its plant in Borås, Sweden, starting now and up to March 2010. The bodies will then be built by Merkavim, Volvo Buses’ partly owned bus body company in Israel.