Irizar has signed a collaboration agreement with Scania Deutschland to offer its Irizar-Scania range of coaches to the German market. With this agreement, Irizar hopes to strengthen its position in the inter-urban buses and coaches sectors by making a wide range of vehicles available to the premium segment, including the Irizar i8, i6S and i6 models and the suburban Irizar i4 model.
Irizar coaches will be exclusively sold in Germany through Scania’s distribution network, which already offers an extensive portfolio of services, 17 specialised technical centres and a network of more than 150 licensed workshops, in addition to a recently-created used buses centre. Spare parts will be supplied by the Scania Parts Centre in Belgium and a warehouse in Bremen created to stock spare parts for Irizar vehicles.
“We are channelling our efforts so that we continue to consolidate our positioning in Europe in the near future,” says Rafael Sterling, CEO of Grupo Irizar. “Germany has always been a strategic market for Irizar, and there’s no doubt that this Irizar-Scania collaboration will allow us to offer our German clients great value in terms of products and services.”