Volvo wins further chassis order for Panama City

Volvo has sold 203 city bus chassis to Panama City which will make a total of nearly 1,500 Volvo buses running in the capital of Panama.

“This sale is the result of a very positive customer experience with Volvo’s vehicles in recent years, which has placed us in a leadership position in the heavy-duty urban bus segment”, says Fabiano Todeschini, president, Volvo Bus Latin America.

The latest order follows the delivery in 2010 of more than 1,000 Volvo vehicles to Panama. 

“We are very proud of winning this deal. It reinforces the quality of our chassis and maintains us in the absolute leadership of the urban and metropolitan bus fleet of the Panamanian capital,” adds Euclides Castro, business and strategic projects director, Volvo Bus Latin America.

In 2016 the administration of Panama City took over responsibility for urban transportation in the metropolitan region. The administration has expanded the public transport operation to also include metropolitan areas. The 203 Volvo buses, which will be delivered by the end of the year, will operate on routes connecting the capital to its satellite cities.