IVECO BUS has completed the first delivery in a contract for the supply of 210 Urbanway and Urbanway Hybrid buses to the city of Astana, Kazakhstan. This order follows the 2014 appointment of IVECO BUS as Official Supplier for Expo 2017 and the subsequent delivery of Citelis buses, which are currently operating throughout the city’s public transport system. With this order IVECO BUS is reconfirmed as Astana’s official fleet supplier for public transit buses with some 570 buses operating in the city.
Astana, May 22, 2017
IVECO BUS, the global bus brand of CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI), has delivered the first batch of Urbanway buses to Astana LRT LLP, the municipal transport company of the capital city of Kazakhstan. This is the first delivery in a contract for the supply of 210 Urbanway Euro VI and Urbanway Hybrid 12-meter and 18-meter buses for the city’s public transport system.
IVECO BUS is the European leader in the alternative fuel collective passenger transport market, offering the most extensive range of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), hybrid and electric vehicles in the industry. This makes IVECO BUS the perfect partner for the city of Astana, host city of Expo 2017, whose Future Energy theme will focus on “exploring strategies, programs and technologies aimed at sustainable energy development, promoting energy security and efficiency and encouraging the use of renewable energy.”
The delivery took place during an official ceremony held on May 15 in Kostanay, Kazakhstan in the presence of Mr. Bakhytzhan Sagintayev, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Valfré di Bonzo, CNH Industrial Country Manager for Central Asia and Government and Institutional Relations Manager for Russia, Belarus and Central Asia, Mr. Lavrentyev, Chairman of Allur Group of Companies and Mr. Semeybayev, CEO of SaryarkaAvtoProm LLP.
The 210 Urbanway buses will join 358 IVECO BUS Citelis Euro V buses already operating in the city’s fleet. They will begin operation by providing efficient and sustainable mobility during Expo 2017, which will run in Astana from June to September 2017, and will then serve the city’s public transit system for years to come. The completion of this contracted delivery will position IVECO BUS as the segment leader in the Kazak market with a total of 570 buses operating in Astana.