VDL Bus & Coach and SAIS Trasporti continue collaboration with delivery of 8 Futuras
The Sicilian company SAIS Trasporti is expanding its fleet with 8 Futuras from VDL Bus & Coach. The vehicles will be used for interregional transport throughout Italy. VDL and SAIS have been working together for nearly two decades. The delivery consists of 7 Futuras FHD2-129 and 1 double-decker, Futura FDD2-141.
“We are happy to see that in such a difficult times our customers are continuing to invest in their business buying new coaches”, said Massimiliano Costantini, Managing Director VDL Bus & Coach Italia. “The cooperation has been very good for years. SAIS relies on our Futuras because of their cost-effectiveness and the high level of comfort for the passengers. The SAIS fleet size is around 70 vehicles, including VDL Citeas and VDL mini/midi-buses and we are very proud of that."
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 is extremely important, especially in a time when the price of fuel is skyrocketing. The economical Euro 6 driveline is good for the bottom line and has a minimal impact on the environment.
These coaches, which VDL supplies to SAIS Trasporti, are ideally suited to making luxury journeys: comfort, safety, technology and design are perfectly matched. The high-quality technology that has proven its worth for many kilometres, combined with economical, environmentally-friendly and powerful engines, ensures maximum ‘Profit of Ownership’.
SAIS Trasporti has been active on the Italian island of Sicily since 1926. The company is also one of the most important public transport companies in the interregional connections between Sicily and other regions in Italy, starting in the 1980s. The vehicles are recognizable by their exclusive livery with five vibrant colours, from yellow to burgundy. SAIS opts for high-quality buses and coaches, produced by the leading European manufacturers. SAIS Trasporti nowadays employs around 200 people.