New cooperation in Spain: VDL Bus & Coach delivers 10 Futuras to The Bus Ontime
The Spanish transport company The Bus Ontime has added 10 VDL Futuras to its fleet. They will be used for company transport, school, tourism and events. VDL Bus & Coach and The Bus Ontime are working together for the first time.
“Despite some difficult years, the coach industry will always be of great importance to Spain and the tourism sector in particular," said Hector Rodriguez, Managing Director VDL Bus & Coach Espaňa S.L. “We are delighted that our customers continue to invest in their businesses by purchasing new coaches, relying on our Futuras for their cost-effectiveness and high level of passenger comfort. It goes without saying that VDL Bus & Coach Espaňa S.L. will strengthen its activities in the field of sales of new vehicles, parts and service. Spain is one of the most important growth markets for VDL Bus & Coach in Europe. We therefore look forward to a long-term cooperation with The Bus Ontime.”
With the increase in freedom to travel, especially for the tourism sector, there is light at the end of the tunnel again. “The coach market in Europe is showing signs of recovery,” indicates Pieter Gerdingh, Business Manager Coach of VDL Bus & Coach. “We have recently increased the production of coaches, which has enabled us to respond well to the needs and demands of the European market.”
The VDL Futura range has more than proved itself in terms of reliability and cost-effectiveness. In particular, the competitive kilometre price due to the low weight and fuel consumption combined with the high passenger capacity adds value to increase profitability, especially at a time when the price of fuel is skyrocketing. The economical Euro 6 driveline has a minimal impact on the environment. In the VDL Futuras comfort, safety, technology and design are perfectly matched.
The Futuras for The Bus Ontime have a powerful DAF MX-11 engine with 450 hp (7 units) or 410 hp (3 units) and are equipped as standard with Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC), the intelligent cruise control which anticipates the topographical situation. With the help of GPS data, PPC continuously calculates the course of the road, so that the right gear is selected at any moment. In this way, the highest level of driving comfort is achieved while fuel consumption remains low.
VDL Bus & Coach Espaňa S.L.
By entering into strategic alliances, VDL Bus & Coach Espaňa S.L. intends to strengthen its position in the Spanish market. The new commercial network consists of representatives spread throughout Spain, not only on the mainland, but also on the islands. They are active in the sale of the full range of VDL vehicles, parts and service. Rodriguez: “They are supported by the VDL Bus & Coach organisation in Madrid in offering the quality and reliability VDL is known for. Thanks to the cooperation with our partners, we are able to be closer to our customer in all aspects of our business.”
At the end of January 2022, VDL Bus & Coach Espaňa S.L. revealed another ambition to meet a specific demand in the Spanish market: the introduction of a new innovative rental concept, Rentalbus. It offers the perfect solution for passenger transport companies. VDL Bus & Coach is collaborating on this concept with Onrent, a company with vast experience in the rental business, from passenger cars to lorries. Rentalbus has its own sales team and operates out of its headquarters in Madrid.
The Bus Ontime
The fleet of The Bus Ontime has vehicles in all categories of passenger transport, adapting perfectly to the most demanding routes of their customers and under the strictest safety measures. Customers can choose from the widest range of buses on the market, from 19-seater minibuses to our high-end 70-passenger buses, all of them equipped with state-of-the-art security features and extras, such as WIFI and USB connection for maximum comfort and convenience.