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Solaris - not so new but already famous Polish bus manufacturer


Del boy 20 | 254  
23 Jul 2008 /  #1
Following lukas idea about presenting great polish things I just came up with this example.

Polish buses operating nearly everywhere in west anf east europe and of course beyond that as well. Who or what I am talking about?
Ladies and Gentelmen, let me introduce Solaris

solarisbus.pl
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
23 Jul 2008 /  #2
They've just one a big contract in Greece.
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
23 Jul 2008 /  #3
Germans bought hybride version of our bus... and some trams
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
23 Jul 2008 /  #4
With gas going outside and inside ?
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
23 Jul 2008 /  #5
New Citybus in Hannover Germany (Solaris)


rafik 18 | 589  
24 Jul 2008 /  #6
solarisbus.pl/en/about_us,profil.html
it is very impressive.it shows that something can be done almost out of nothing.the only thing is to believe :)
dnz 17 | 710  
24 Jul 2008 /  #7
My friend works for them and they do indeed seem a very impressive company,
andy b 4 | 156  
24 Jul 2008 /  #9
Another successful Polish company is FAKRO from Nowy Sącz, they now supply 17% of the world's roof windows (skylights). Pity about their name though...
tomek - | 134  
24 Jul 2008 /  #10
I use this vehicles in Hanover occasionally. They have methane powered buses since some time, there are plenty of them there and they seem to do good.
noimmigration  
24 Jul 2008 /  #11
Is that all poland can do ?
tomek - | 134  
24 Jul 2008 /  #12
You'll like that one noimmi,
Tur, better armoured than Humvee yet cheaper

amz.pl/en/military_vehicles/news/tur/tur/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur_(military_vehicle)
WooPee 1 | 124  
24 Jul 2008 /  #13
They are selling their buses to most European countries. This year the signed pretty big contract with Dubai Public Transport..

The company should come out in Warsaw Stock Exchange..
noimmigration  
24 Jul 2008 /  #14
LOL @ warsaw stock exchange

first group is a Scottish transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Canada, USA, and from 2009 also in Denmark, with headquarters in Aberdeen. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

Their operating total annual revenue after cost of sales is nearly £500 million and they have subdivision whose brands you may recognise ; UK Bus, UK Rail, First Student, First Transit, First Services, Greyhound USA and Greyhound Canada.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
24 Jul 2008 /  #16
I'm sure we have these buses around here, but I wait and I wait and I wait and still I don't see one.
dcb  
30 Oct 2008 /  #17
Dubai
Solaris

Poznan CNN Eye on Poland Solaris Bus Made in Poland


OP Del boy 20 | 254  
30 Oct 2008 /  #18
Dubai

unfortunately it is mercedes
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
31 Oct 2008 /  #19
they've bought 225 solaris buses for dubai

tur2
with żubr
dcb  
31 Oct 2008 /  #20
unfortunately it is mercedes

solaris urbino 18 for Dubai seen in Poznan



when you watch this video form dubai Bus has green dog symbol -solaris
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Jan 2009 /  #21
I was gonna create a thread on this until I used the search function. I've never used the checker but Wrocław told everyone that it should be used.

Anyway, I must say that the quality of buses has improved. Solange did well here. All the buses are tailored and hand-crafted to precise standards. This is more like Germanic efficiency.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
24 Jan 2009 /  #22
This is more like Germanic efficiency.

But without leather trousers, Hasselhoff T-shirts, sandals with socks and other similar stuff.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Jan 2009 /  #23
They wear those things efficiently too ;)
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
24 Jan 2009 /  #24
upcoming Solaris trams:

some pictures of Solaris buses and trolleys outside Poland:

Kaunas, Lithuania:
Vilnius, Lithuania
Munich, Germany:
Frankfurt , Germany:
Athens, Greece:
Prague,Cz Rep:
Dresden, Germany:
Ostrava, Cz rep:
Mayrhofen, Austria:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
Berlin, Germany:
Bremen, Germany
Germany:
Estonia:
Bochum, Germany:
Ghent, Belgium:
Budapest, Hungary:
Debrecen, Hungary:
Rome. Italy:
Solaris Vacanza:
Concept Solaris Urbino 12 New Edition

New Hybrid bus:

bus

Pesa (Bydgoszcz)

new trams:
Solaris vs Pesa
Prince 15 | 590  
24 Jan 2009 /  #25
Pesa (Bydgosz)

Bydgoszcz

pesa.pl/php/index_en.php?id_sesja=0
Salomon 2 | 436  
14 May 2009 /  #26
In the first quarter of Polish factories produced a total of 1,148 buses, almost 33 per cent . more than a year ago

- This result is due to growing exports at a very unfavorable situation prevailing in the domestic market, - says Alexander Kierecki of analyzing the company's market JMK . Exports hit until 1004 vehicles built in the country (an increase year on year by almost 54 percent . ) .

The largest producer in the country remains MAN (38 per cent . Market share) . Behind him are : Solaris Bus & Coach (20.6 percent . ) , Scania (19.5 percent . ) And Volvo ( 10.4 percent . ) .


Well we have crisie in Europe but it doesn't change the fact that Poland is 3rd the biggest bus manufacturer in Europe (after Germany and Sweden).

cool

Pesa

Pesa Bydgoszcz signed the contract with Tramwaje Warszawskie (Warsaw Trams) on delivery of 186 low-floor vehicles. - It is a big thing,- said Tomasz Zaboklicki, the president of Pesa.

Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the president of the city of Warsaw said, that the Poland's capital is starting to invest in the rail transport and this contract is one of the things proving it.

- It is the biggest contract in Europe.


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