Volgabus

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Volgabus
Limited Liability Company
Industry Automotive
Founded 1993; 25 years ago (1993)
Headquarters Volzhsky, Volgograd Region, Russia
Key people
Alexey Bakulin
(CEO)
Products Buses
Revenue More than 625 million rubles (2004)
7,000,000 rubles (2004)
Number of employees
circa 900
Website volgabus.ru

Volgabus (known as Volzhanin until 2008)[1] is a Russian bus manufacturing company located in the city of Volzhsky Volgograd region, and includes leasing company, a distribution center, a network of dealers, and logistics center. The general manager is Alex Bakulin, son of the vice-speaker of the Volgograd Regional Duma.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1993, the first five years leasing buses made by the Likinskiy Bus plant. Volgabus was the first company in Russia to manufacture low-floor buses with aluminum body and electronic control systems. Revenues in 2004 exceeded 625 million rubles. In 2005 they produced 240 buses.

In 2011 it announced the launch of a compressed natural gas-powered bus, in partnership with Gazprom.[2] In 2015 the company had revenues of 3.2 billion rubles, making it the third largest bus manufacturer in the country.[3]

In 2016 Volgabus presented a prototype of an electronic driverless bus at the Skolkovo Innovation Center, the first such vehicle to be developed in Russia.[4]

Products[edit]

The company currently produces urban, suburban, and intercity buses, and special purpose vehicles under the brand "Volzhanin", or "Volgabus" in foreign markets.

Urban buses[edit]

Volzhanin Sitiritm II for 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Commuter buses[edit]

Intercity coaches[edit]

Special purpose buses[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ИЗ ИСТОРИИ ПРЕДПРИЯТИЯ". Volgabus. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Gazprom teams up with Volga Bus to build NGVs". Ngvjournal.com. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "The largest Russian manufacturers of buses and trolley buses by solvency ratio". Credinform.ru. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Russia's first driverless electronic bus unveiled at Skolkovo". Russia Beyond The Headlines. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 

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