The Go-Ahead Group, Nottingham City Transport, trentbarton, Reading Buses, FirstGroup and National Express are just some of the leading bus and coach operators gearing up to appear in the Master Class Theatre at next month’s Euro Bus Expo, taking place at NEC Birmingham on 1-3 November.
At the world largest commercial vehicle expo, the IAA in Hannover, Germany, Asian Trucker meets Christian Levin, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing to talk in an exclusive interview about the global market of buses. Being a former Managing Director for Scania Switzerland and Italy, he came back to his origins to be responsible for the global development of the brand. “We have done a great job to be back in the top three in Europe. However, there are still many markets where we have huge potential,” is his opening statement. For this year, Levin is focused on building all of Scania’s business units: bus and truck, and the services that are required to support these tangible products. On top of that, emphasis is on connectivity.
By now one should be used to Lamilux being a powerhouse of innovations. Again, at the IAA 2016, the company comes through with the presentation of new solutions, coupled with staff driven to go the extra mile.
The demand for laminates with better characteristics have triggered an evolution that has made the Italian made Elycold and Elyplan fiberglass laminates, an optimal solution for recreational and temperature-controlled vehicles.
Are electric buses the new mega trend now? Fajar takes a tour of the fair to answer this question and to scoop up other insights from the show.
For the first time we feature the world largest exhibition for commercial vehicles, the IAA Commercial Vehicles, in our seventh issue of Asian Buses. It is the 66th IAA in Hannover, Germany, as the leading international trade fair for mobility, transportation and logistics. The origins of the IAA can be traced back for more than 100 years. In 1897, eight motor vehicles were exhibited to the public at the Bristol Hotel in Berlin. From these humble beginnings, a regular exhibition was established that, due to its high visitor turnout, had to be separated into an alternating exhibition of passenger cars and commercial vehicles in 1991. In odd-numbered years the IAA Cars is held in Frankfurt; even-numbered years see the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover.
Global urbanisation is on the rise. By 2030, the Asia Pacific region is expected to be home to an unprecedented total of 22 megacities. Asian Buses had the opportunity to talk to three of the speakers of the upcoming SITCE Congress ahead of the event to gain some insights into how we will cope with the increase in demand for public transport.
Shell has a history that spans 125 years in Malaysia and it is no surprise that Shell Rimula, the company’s range of Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oils, has also been providing trucks and heavy vehicles with reliable protection that has grown to be synonymous with the brand, over the years.
Goodyear, one of the world’s leading tyre brands, has appointed Ben Hoge to head its operations in Malaysia as Managing Director, Goodyear Malaysia effective 1st August 2016. Ben Hoge will succeed Andy Cooper, who was Interim Managing Director at Goodyear Malaysia.
With the theme of 'Innovating Transport for Liveable Cities,' the LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition (SITCE) 2016 will focus on innovative solutions for urban transport systems.
Reforming the stage bus industry continues to be a priority for the Government and with the latest injection of RM142.7 million under the Interim Stage Bus Support Fund (ISBSF) 2016, bus users commuting daily across small towns and villages will benefit from uninterrupted service. This critical allocation will be channelled to 65 stage bus operators who have applied for assistance this year.
In May this year, several bus operators had requested for continued Government assistance to enable them to sustain their business and keep operating marginal or loss-making routes, which were still in demand especially by commuters from lower income groups.
JBTC EXPO (Johor Bus, Truck & Components Exhibition) is formed by the Johor Sand & Granite Lorry Operators' Association. It is to provide another type of service and platform to serve the members as well as to create networking opportunities with the transportation and logistics industries. It is ideal for market players who would like to penetrate into Southern Malaysia's market, especially in the recent booming projects such as Melaka Second lslands Development and Johor lskandar Development.