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Karsan does big numbers in Rome

Turkish manufacturer Karsan has delivered 227 of its Menarinibus Citymood buses for public service in Rome in just five months.

Operating 20 hours a day, 7 days per week
Karsan CEO Okan Baş, said, “Since our collaboration with IIA, our export of Citymood buses will exceed 1,000 units by this year’s end. Our vehicles currently in use at the Municipality of Rome operates 20 hours a day, every day of the week with 99 per cent serviceability at full performance without interruption. This shows that we provide a huge added value to the Municipality in terms of profits.”

The deal with the Municipality of Rome was struck as part of the firm’s partnership with Industria Italiana SpA (IIA). The deal means Karsan has now received orders worth €90 million for the Citymood in 2019 and will have manufactured more than 500 units by the turn of the year.