50 VDL SB-4000 chassis ordered by Taavura Group’s Tashtit in Israel

50 VDL SB-4000 chassis ordered by Taavura Group’s Tashtit in Israel

Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tashtit is currently taking delivery of a follow-up order of 50 VDL SB-4000 chassis. These chassis are destined for use as regional buses in the municipality of Jerusalem. 2 city buses and 1 regional bus based on the VDL Bus & Coach SB-4000 chassis were put in service at various transport companies in Israel for a one-year period. The trial period was completed successfully, with this follow-up order for 50 SB-4000 chassis as a result.

VDL SB-4000 chassis
The SB-4000 chassis are fitted with an FPT Euro 6 engine and ZF automatic gearbox. Local bodybuilder Merkavim completes the buses with a Mars regional bus body, thus contributing to local employment. Merkavim is Israel’s largest bus body manufacturer and develops, designs and manufactures advanced models for all market segments.

Tashtit – Taavura
With 5,000 employees and more than 40 companies, the Taavura Group is one of the largest companies in Israel. Tashtit is Taavura’s Commercial division and imports, distributes and maintains construction equipment, trucks and buses. Tashtit has a leading market position in the Israeli truck sector. The company owes much of this success to its deep understanding of the market needs, its regular informal customer contact, the ready availability of spare parts and the 24-hour repair services. In recent years Tashtit has enriched its product line with new and innovative brands in the heavy commercial vehicle segment, aiming to offer customers an even more complete and comprehensive solution. In total, since 1995, VDL Bus & Coach has delivered around 1,200 chassis and nearly 200 Light Low Entry buses to Israel.

SOURCE: VDL Bus & Coach bv

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