The largest single customer deal ever, representing a revenue of over 149 million dollars
Marcopolo Mexico, one of the leading bus body manufacturers in the Mexican market, will provide 1,085 bus bodies to IAMSA and Herradura Occidente Multimodal Transportation Consortiums; two of the main road transport operators in the country. The vehicles, which will be assembled at Polomex in the city of Monterrey, represent the largest ever Marcopolo deal with a single customer, featuring a revenue of over 149 million dollars.
According to Paulo Andrade, managing director and responsible for the operations of Marcopolo Mexico, the IAMSA Group is a traditional and important client. “The partnership between Marcopolo and IAMSA is very strong since 2000. During this period we have already provided a significant volume of vehicles. Last year, we developed more than 110 units of the Marcopolo MP 180 MX (Double Decker) bus, with exclusive configuration and a unique standard of comfort and safety”, says the executive.
The buses – Marcopolo MP180, MP135, MP120, MP 105 and MP 90 Road, and MP MP7 0 and 60 MT Urban – will allow the operators to offer a superior luxury service, with first class service in the regular lines of IAMSA’s ETN, Linha Costa, Parhikuni and Amealcenses, and Herradura’s Pegasso, Southern Jalisco, Tetsa and Falcons road lines. The delivery of these 1,085 units, with different configurations, will happen over a 5-year period and shall start in the last quarter of 2018.
“This agreement reflects a significant change in the industry’s fleet renewal processes, and we are certain that this strategic alliance will become a competitive advantage for IAMSA’s companies, enabling them to offer the 20 million annual passengers brand new vehicles, equipped with the highest technology standards in safety and comfort”, says Jesús Ruiz López, CEO of Autotransporte, IAMSA Group.
The IAMSA Group is a major investor in the Mexican road transportation sector, with over 70 years of experience and transporting more than 20 million passengers annually, covering the North, Pacific, South and central areas of the country.
According to Paulo Andrade, the last two years have been challenging for Marcopolo Mexico. “This deal is very important and will allow us to increase our market presence as part of our strategic plan to reach 30% market share and lead the Mexican market by 2020,” said the executive.
“We are very proud and grateful to IAMSA and Herradura Occidente Groups for the trust shown towards our brand. We reiterate our commitment to offer high quality products and reliability, with the development of valuable solutions to our customers”, concludes Andrade.