Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany, 5-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — In preparation of the Soccer World Cup 2014, Brazil has substantially expanded its public transport systems. With over 4,000 DIWA automatic transmissions in the main host cities, Voith was able to establish itself as a reliable partner of the different operators.
When the Soccer World Cup 2014 kicks off on 12 June, thousands of visitors from home and abroad will flock into the stadiums. With its DIWA.5 automatic transmission in citybuses and in the BRT systems, Voith is making a contribution to getting all spectators reliably and safely to the games.
“The quality of public transport services in Brazil has clearly improved, and we are proud to contribute to this development with our high-performance automatic transmissions,” explains Rogério Pires, Director Business Development, Commercial Vehicles Voith Americas.
The DIWA.5 automatic transmission has proven itself for many years in demanding citybus applications. In combination with a highly motivated local service team, Voith Brazil has been able to meet all customer expectations in terms of vehicle availability and operating costs.
Voith will be equipping the majority of the vehicles for the new BRT systems in Brasilia and Belo Horizonte with automatic transmissions. In Rio de Janeiro, Voith is also rapidly increasing its position, mainly based on comprehensive local service support. In São Paulo, Voith has achieved a share of 100% in the world’s biggest fleet of 23-meter articulated buses.
In 2014, Voith Brazil celebrated its 50th anniversary. The location São Paulo was the first Voith subsidiary outside Europe.
Voith Turbo, a Group Division of Voith GmbH, is a specialist for intelligent drive solutions. Customers from highly diverse industries such as oil and gas, energy, mining and metal processing, ship technology, rail and commercial vehicles rely on advanced technologies from Voith Turbo.
Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 43 000 people, generates €5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe. In 2014, Voith celebrates its 50th anniversary in Brazil, where it established its first branch outside Europe. Voith Brazil currently employs around 6,000 employees in the country.
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