One of the largest factories in the Eastern European region will be handed over this year in Mosonmagyaróvár, Credobus will produce up to a thousand buses a year for intercity investment. The company has also begun development of electric vehicles. Last year, Hungary’s market leader handed over 420 buses to Volánbus and added the production of an articulated urban model, writes Hungarian Nation.
Despite the uncertainties in the world market, the Kravtex-Kühne Group continued to build in Mosonmagyaróvár. In addition to the ongoing reconstruction of the foundry, the third phase of the new bus factory in Mosonmagyaróvár, which has been continuously expanding since 2008, will be completed this year, said Attila Tormássy, sales manager. The government will provide support of approximately HUF 470 million for the total investment of more than HUF 2 billion, which will, among other things, create the production environment for the frame structures of articulated buses.
The resulting bus factory of more than 20,000 square meters will be one of the largest in the Central and Eastern European region.
With the new production site, the group’s capacity will increase to a thousand buses a year, taking into account the multi-shift work schedule.
In response to the tightening of European emission standards and the Green Bus program, Credobus began developing an electric family of models in the autumn, which is expected to start production in 2023 in Mosonmagyaróvár and Győr, said the sales manager. The development is a very significant investment in the electricity of Hungarian bus production.
The new, electrically powered electric Credobs will be made particularly competitive by the group’s engineers: the buses’ own weight is better, so the battery pack won’t reduce capacity too much, and the range could be longer. By the middle of the decade, half of the buses sold by the group could be electric.
Credobus closed an exceptionally good year last year, winning a total of 420 buses in two public procurement procedures. The performance of the Hungarian bus manufacturing sector reached a twenty-year high last year “ Said Attila Tormássy.
In addition to Credobs, only one argument is that their production creates Hungarian jobs and generates budget payments. The ultra-lightweight, economically viable buses deliver fuel savings of up to 15 percent, which is in the billions and reduces CO2 emissions from road transport by thousands of tons per year.
In the course of two decades, Krav-Kühne has restarted Hungarian bus production, and the Credobus bus group has now become one of the largest domestically owned industrial companies. At Credobus, about 300 buses are produced every year, which ensures that more than 500 jobs are retained within the group, and at least another 150 at Hungarian suppliers.
Today, Credobus is the number one domestic bus manufacturer, and its products are market leaders in several segments and are widespread throughout Hungary: the brand is present at the state and municipal transport service provider, its special buses are also useful by the police, the army and public health organizations.
The group has produced more than 2,600 buses so far, and its vehicles account for about forty percent of Volánbusz’s nationwide intercity fleet of 6,200, the newspaper said.