Solaris Bus & Coach is a bus manufacturer located in the north of Poznań, Poland, exactly between two European capitals: Warsaw and Berlin. Solaris ranks well amongst the leading players in the European bus industry and manufacture a wide range of modern city and suburban buses, trolleybuses, buses for special applications and trams. Solaris Bus & Coach is a family-owned and family-run enterprise. Founder - Krzysztof Olszewski gathered sound experience in the bus industry at Neoplan, a well-known German bus manufacturer, where he held important managerial positions for 15 years. In 1994 he introduced the first low-floor bus to the Polish home market and thus became a pioneer in this field. Krzysztof Olszewski founded his own production site in Bolechowo, near Poznań, in 1996. Since the start of production, over 10 000 buses have been built at this plant. Initial successes were achieved on the home market. Export activities of Solaris buses started in 2000 and have since significantly contributed to the growth. Solaris buses are operated in 28 countries. In development and manufacture, Solaris focuses all its efforts on the buses’ owners and operators, passengers and drivers. The key objective is to satisfy the specific demands of all these customer groups in equal measure. Therefore, Solaris’ priorities are based on driving safety and passenger security, on product reliability and durability as well as on excellent components quality and high availability of parts. Solaris believes in simplicity of engineering and in focusing design concepts on passenger and driver comfort. This pursuit of excellence has enabled us to develop a range of buses whose innovative and attractive styling, with a comfortable and passenger friendly travel environment, communicates a sheer joy of creation.
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