Marcopolo S.A.

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Marcopolo S.A.
TypeSociedade Anônima
HeadquartersCaxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Area served
Australia, France, India, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, South America
Key people
Paulo Bellini, (Chairman)
José Rubens de la Rosa, (CEO)
ProductsIntercity, Urban, Micro and Mini Buses & Rail
RevenueIncrease US$ 1.0 billion (2018)
Increase US$ 49.1 million (2018)
Number of employees
  • Fundação Marcopolo
  • Marcopolo Next
  • Marcopolo Parts
  • Marcopolo Rail[1]
  • Moneo
  • MVC
  • Neobus
  • Volare
  • Volgren

Marcopolo S.A. (B3POMO3, POMO4) is a Brazilian bus, coach and rail manufacturer, founded on 6 August 1949 in the southern Brazilian city of Caxias do Sul, state of Rio Grande do Sul. The company manufactures the bodies for a whole range of coaches, e.g. microbus, intercity, and touring models. It is the largest bus car manufacturer in Latin America and the third worldwide, over half of the bus bodies in Brazil are from the company, and its coaches were exported to 100 countries. They have six plants in Brazil, Chile, France, Italy, Portugal and South Africa. Some technology was transferred to India's Tata motors in form of Tata Marcopolo company.


Marcopolo was founded on August 6, 1949 in Caxias do Sul as Nicola & Cia Ltd., production was entirely handmade,[2] a company then having 8 partners and 15 employees. In 1953, Marcopolo starts the production of the first steel structures. In 1971, the company changed name to Marcopolo S.A. Carrocerias e Ônibus (Marcopolo S.A. Body and Bus manufacturer). In 2013, made a joint-venture Urban Buses, a C$116 million strategic investment, with New Flyer Industries.[3]

Brand names[edit]

  • Ciferal - was focused on urban operations, defunct brand
  • Marcopolo, Paradiso G8
  • Marcopolo Rail
  • Volare - dedicated to the development, production and commercialization of the Access, Attack & Fly models of the Ambulance, Fire Department, Easy Access, Mobile Unit sectors, Municipal, Police School bus and Tourism
  • Neobus - Thunder & Thunder Midi (Countryside School Buses)


  • MVC - which started its activities operating in the automotive industry and gradually broadened its operations, introducing its plastic products to the light industry and infra-structure markets, etc.
  • Moneo - the financial service unit of Marcopolo.
  • Volgren - is an Australian bodywork company owned by Marcopolo.

Products Marcopolo[edit]

  • Allegro
  • Andare Class
  • Attivi, (joint venture with BYD)
  • Boxer (joint venture with Volvo)
  • Ideale
  • Listo (only available in Colombia from SUPERPOLO S.A).
  • Multego
  • Paradiso G7 & G8 series, DD, 1800, 1600, 1350, 1200, 1050, 900
    • GV 1000 (1988-2000)
    • G6 1050 (1998-2011)
  • Senior
  • Temple (only available in Colombia from SUPERPOLO S.A).
  • Torino
    • Torino G4 (1982-1988)
    • Torino GV (1993-1998)
    • Torino G6 (1998-2007)
    • Torino G7 (2007-2016)
  • Viaggio 800
  • Viale


  • People Movers
  • Prosper VLT
  • Rail



  1. ^
  2. ^ "Our History". Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  3. ^ "About New Flyer".

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