BMC and IETT have signed a contract for the supply of city buses
BMC and IETT (Istanbul Electricity Tramway and Tunnel Enterprises General Directorate) have signed a contract for the supply of city buses.
BMC, an indigenous company 100% owned by Turkish capital, manufactures and supplies commercial vehicles including public transport vehicles to domestic and EU country markets. BMC was awarded a contract signed on 17.08.2011 for a total of 66 million Euros against an international tender issued by IETT for supplying 279 units of 12meter Super Low Floor City Bus for the city of Istanbul.
BMC will deliver 279 units BMC PROCITY Bus to IETT within a 14-month period in batches and the value of total project is in the region of 66 million Euros which makes it one of the largest contracts, in value, in the field of public transport in Turkey.
The contract includes 5 years repair and maintenance package which will be supported by BMC. This after sales service support system creates a new model for public transportation in Turkey.
The agreement was signed by IETT Genral Manager Dr. Hayri Baracli and BMC Sanayi CEO Mr. Mehmet Demirpence.
The IETT Management expressed their delight with the speck and outstanding value for money proposition BMC PROCITY offered to the passengers.
During the ceremony Dr. Baracli said that “IETT is a 140 year old institution, there have been many pioneering initiatives during this period, this model marks another first”.
Whereas BMC’s CEO Mr. Demirpence said “ This is a milestone for the passenger transport system in Turkey, as the model includes a 5 year repair and maintenance package provided by the manufacturer and guaranteeing the vehicles’ good condition though out this period. We and the industry in general will learn a lot and benefit from this exercise “.
Also at the ceremony, BMC’s CEO Mr. Demirpence thanked to Dr.Hayri Baracli ( General Manager) for them to chose a Turkish brand that is fully produced by Turkish engineers and labour force.
PROCITY has kneeling function and walk through super low floor for easy passenger entry and exit, 285 PS Cummins common-rail engine in Euro 5, Ecolife new generation of automatic transmission, automatic fire extinguishing system, a powerful field-type air-conditioning, 5-point safety CCTV, satellite vehicle tracking system, automatic greasing system, fitted at the rear left-hand side for a more spacious interior Well laid-out and generously proportioned interior with comfortable seats and safety-grip handrails Ergonomically enhanced driver’s cabin with all instruments, switches and displays positioned within driver’s field of vision Manual foldable ramp and wheelchair space enhance easier access for disabled passengers. With the main concepts of safety, comfort and cost-efficiency, PROCITY is tailored to fulfil the requirements of bus operators in urban transport sector.
The low operation and maintenance cost makes PROCITY a durable and reliable bus with excellent life time costs. PROCITY ensures a smooth and swift flow of passengers thanks to the step-less, walk through super low floor design.
In addition to its welcoming and distinctive look, PROCITY presents a safe, comfortable and pleasant atmosphere inside the bus. Highly comfortable seats made of robust, hardwearing and easy-to-clean material add to the feel good factor for passengers. All in all, PROCITY stands out to be the perfect match for specific requirements of the sector.
BMC was the first company in Turkey to develop and supply a super low-floor buses, that is now to be used in Istanbul. Passengers in Istanbul will choose the colour of PROCITY to be used in the city which will either be in yellow or in green.
To date, BMC supplied many buses to various Turkish cities including Izmir, Bursa, Mersin, Antalya, making the company as the market leader in Turkey in this segment with a 52% market share.
Alongside the 80 export markets and 37 exclusive distributors around the world, BMC has exported the PROCITY to London, Birmingham, Bucharest, Sofia, Milan and Prague.
A HYBRID VERSION OF PROCITY IS READY TO ROLL
BMC, Procity’s hybrid model was first exhibited during the Busworld Fair in Belgium between 20-26 October. BMC’s environmental friendly and the low-emission vehicle PROCITY HYBRID aims to minimise harmful gaseous emissions.
BMC articulated bus version is also ready to challenge the competition.
The advanced technology, design and engineering of BMC’s present range of city buses powered by diesel and CNG engines, coaches and school buses starting from 7,5m up to 18m for worldwide markets.
BMC, the largest integrated Commercial Vehicle manufacturer in Turkey celebrating its 47th anniversary. BMC is situated on a 200,000 (two hundred thousand) square meters site in Izmir, Turkey, integrated BMC factory is equipped with state-of-the-art technology in the automotive industry, producing 22,000 vehicles per annum and is rapidly heading towards being a worldwide brand. 3,000 dedicated staff creates enough power for BMC to offer customer ”“ oriented products and solutions throughout the global sectors of all industry and transport tasks: from the Light, Medium and Heavy ranges to special-purpose vehicles, military vehicles, chassis, buses and coaches, spare parts, engines and cast parts.
BMC will exhibit its technologically advanced and state ”“of-art vehicles during the 3rd Comvex Istanbul 2011 (Commercial Vehicles, Buses and Components Expo ) between
24-27 November 2011 and Busworld Fair to be held in Istanbul in April 2012.