1,000-bus Panama order for Volvo

Volvo Buses has received an order for 1,000 Volvo B7RLE chassis for operation in Panama City by Transmassivo, which is upgrading the city’s bus services. The chassis will be built in Borås, Sweden, while the bodies will be manufactured in Colombia by the Superpolo, a joint venture between Marcopolo and  the Colombian Fanalca Group, which is the leader in the Transmassivo consortium.

“Our vehicles’ low fuel consumption and the high level of availability logged by the B7RLE fleet purchased by the Fanalca Group in previous years in other cities of Latin America were decisive in the company’s decision to once again purchase Volvo chassis,” says Luis Carlos Pimenta, president of Volvo Bus Latin America.