Irizar

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Irizar Group
IndustryManufacturing
Founded1889; 130 years ago (1889)
HeadquartersOrmaiztegi, Spain
Key people
Rafael Sterling (Chief Executive Officer)
ProductsBuses
Production output
3,000 buses per year
WebsiteIrizar website
Irizar PB (on Scania K114EB chassis) for Greyhound UK in the UK
Irizar i3LE (on Scania K250UB) demonstrator in the UK

Irizar Group is a Spanish-based manufacturer of luxury bus and coach. Established in 1889, the company is located in Ormaiztegi in the Basque Country, Spain. With a commercial presence in over 90 countries, its turnover exceeded 600 million euros in 2017.

It is the market-leading builder of coach vehicle bodies in Spain (with a market share of over 40%), and ranks second in Europe, its coach bodies being available in many parts of the world. Apart from its main plant in the Basque Country, which produces around 1400 bodies per year, Irizar also has factories in other countries: in Skhirat (Morocco), Botucatu (Brazil), Querétaro (México) and Centurion (South Africa). Together they have a production of over 3,500 bodies and integral vehicles per year. The Irízar group also owns Hispacold, which makes air conditioning systems for coaches, and Masats, makers of automated bus and coach doors and ramps.[1]

Apart from its own integral vehicles range, Irizar works especially closely with Scania, having jointly designed the i4 body. Irizar bodies can also be found on other manufacturers' platforms, such as Iveco, MAN, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, etc.

Group Companies[edit]

  • Irizar, S. Coop
  • Irizar e-mobility
  • Datik
  • Masats
  • Hispacold
  • Jema Energy
  • Alconza
  • Creatio

Products[edit]

Lamborghini LM002[edit]

From 1986 to 1993, apart from coaches, the Irizar factory also produced the bodywork and interior of the Lamborghini LM002 luxury off-road vehicle. The finished bodies were then sent to the Lamborghini factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese to mount them on the chassis and engine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2008-11-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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