- The Iveco Bus importer for Egypt, GB Auto – a Ghabbour Group company, a leading automotive assembler and distributor in the Middle East and Africa – has signed an important contract with the Cairo Transport Authority – CTA – for the delivery of 300 Eurorider chassis to be bodied as 12.20 m city buses.
- CNH Global
Iveco Bus, a brand of CNH Industrial, will manufacture the 300 Eurorider chassis at its plant in Annonay, France. The chassis will be bodied by GB Polo, a joint venture between the Ghabbour Group and the Brazilian bodybuilder Marcopolo, at its plant in the Cairo suburbs.
The two-axle Eurorider chassis will be fitted with the Iveco Tector 6 Euro 3 engine with a rated power of 270hp and an automatic gearbox. These buses will enter operation at the end of 2014 and will be part of an extension of the Cairo fleet, which currently numbers some 2,000 buses. With 37,000 employees, the CTA offers transport services to more than 3.5 million passengers a day. With an annual output of 150,000 units, the Ghabbour Group is currently the largest automotive manufacturer in Egypt. It produces cars, buses, trucks and motorcycles for many international brands.