That was the best quarter for five years

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opublikowano: 10-05-2006, 11:16

Warsaw (Puls Biznesu) – Successful sales of buses  resulted from the local election, funds from UE, and the fear that prices will rise in October.

Warsaw (Puls Biznesu) – Successful sales of buses  resulted from the local election, funds from UE, and the fear that prices will rise in October.   

 

In the first quarter carriers have bought 247 buses in Poland. This is by 19.9 percent more than in the IQ of 2005.

“We have not had such a good quarter at the bus market for last five years. There was an increase in all segments apart from touristy buses. We can already say that it will be a good year for the producers”, Aleksander Kierecki, president of JMK Analysis of bus Market said.

The optimistic prognosis is mainly due to city buses – producers sold 101 machines, 38.4 percent more that in IQ of 2004.

“The next month will be even better. Local authorities wants to order before the election in autumn, and the new standard of exhaust fumes – Euro 4. That is why the orders are record. This year contracts for buses were supported financially by EU”, Aleksander Kierecki, said.

In the first quarter the leader is Autosan, that sold 74 buses and overcome Jelcz with 32 machines.

“Carriers decided to renew their fleet also because strong competition. Higher standards result in more number of passengers”, Franciszek Gaik, president of Polskie Autobusy and representative of both producers said.

At third position is Solbus with 32 buses.

Export of buses in first quarter amounted to 396 machines. That is by 25.31 percent more than in IQ of 2005. The biggest number of buses sold MAN-Star – 129.  Germans overcame Volvo with 127 machines. Third position is for Scania that produced in Słupsk 75 buses.  

 

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