The 9th edition of Busworld Turkey, organised by Busworld and its Turkish partner, HKF Trade Fairs, was Busworld’s first post-covid event and welcomed 11,043 visitors and 183 exhibitors. The two halls (12,500 sqm) featured vehicles from Turkish bus and coach builders Anadolu Isuzu, Karsan, Otokar, BMC, Güleryüz, Mapar (showing Temsa), Ilesbus, Bur-Can, Buskar, Erener, Erduman, Eşref Karoser, Gürsözler and Harputlu. For the first time, Busworld Turkey also welcomed Iveco Bus for the relaunch of their brand in Turkey after 15 years.
Although some diesel buses could still be seen in the booths, the shift towards electric buses was obvious with Turkish manufacturers showing electric models for export to the rest of the world.
Otokar brought five vehicles to the show, including the articulated 18.75m e-Kent with Voith motor and Webasto batteries which had its world première at Busworld Turkey.
Anadolu Isuzu exhibited the CNG-fueled Kendo, the full electric NovoCITI Volt, the Grand Toro coach and the Novolux and Citiport 12 models.
Karsan presented its complete e-vehicle range with five models: e-JEST (6m), e-ATAK (8m) and e-ATA (10m, 12m and 18m).
Güleryüz presented its electric bus, the Ecoline Electric, and an open-top sightseeing coach, the Panora Open Top.
Vincent Dewaele, general manager, Busworld International, says: ”After two long years, we are finally back in the field, right where we belong. It was extremely rewarding to experience the reactions of all participants and see how delighted they were to be able to meet in person again.
“Clearly trade shows are coming back stronger than ever before. Because people need to meet people in person to do business. And Busworld can help them in doing this in the best circumstances.”