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Marcopolo S.A. (B3POMO3, POMO4) is a Brazilian bus and coach manufacturer founded on 6 August 1949 in the southern Brazilian city of Caxias do Sul, state of Rio Grande do Sul. The company manufactures the bodies for a whole range of coaches, e.g. microbus, intercity and touring coach. Marcopolo produces over half of the bus bodies made in Brazil and exports its coaches to more than 60 countries.

Marcopolo S.A.
Sociedade Anônima
Traded asB3POMO3, POMO4
ISINBRPOMOACNOR0 Edit this on Wikidata
IndustryAutomotive
Founded1949
HeadquartersCaxias do Sul, Brazil
Area served
the Americas, Western Europe, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand
Key people
Paulo Bellini, (Chairman)
Jose Rubens De La Rosa, (CEO)
ProductsIntercity, Urban, Micro and Mini Buses
RevenueIncrease US$ 1.0 billion (2018)
Increase US$ 49.1 million (2018)
Number of employees
20,016
SubsidiariesNeobus
Volgren
New Flyer Industries (19.99%)
Tata Marcopolo (49%)
MVC
Moneo
Websitewww.marcopolo.com.br

Currently Marcopolo has four plants in Brazil and plants in Argentina, Australia, Colombia, India, Mexico, and South Africa, in addition to the technology that will be transferred to China. In 2008, it announced a joint-venture with Tata Motors to enter the Indian market.[1] Marcopolo closed its plant in Portugal in September 2009 because of the economic recession. The fleet of buses which were shipped to Barbados to add the Barbados Transport Board's bus fleet were the 40 Mercedes-Benz (OH1621) Marcopolo Torino GV buses in November, 1996, along with 4 of the 40 Mercedes-Benz (OF1621) Marcopolo Torino GV learner buses also in November, 1996; the 50 Mercedes-Benz (OH1420) Marcopolo Torino buses in November, 1999; the 25 Mercedes-Benz (OH1420) Marcopolo Torino buses in November 2003; the 5 Mercedes-Benz Allison Transmissioned Marcopolo Senior Marksell midi buses in November, 2004; and the 65 Mercedes-Benz Allison Transmissioned Marcopolo Torino buses in November, 2006.

HistoryEdit

Marcopolo was founded as Nicola & Cia Ltd, a company then having 8 partners and 15 employees.[when?][citation needed] The production was entirely handmade.

In 1953, Marcopolo starts the production of the first steel structures.

Brand namesEdit

 
Marcopolo Paradiso G7 1800 DD
 
Marcopolo Viale BRT
 
Marcopolo Paradiso G7 1050
  • Marcopolo
  • Ciferal - was focused on urban operations, defunct brand.
  • Volare - dedicated to the development, production and commercialization of the V5, V6, V8, W8, and W9 models of the School bus, Municipal, Tourism/Freight, Easy Access and Mobile Unit sectors.
  • Neobus
  • Tata Marcopolo Bus (Joint venture with Tata Motors in India)
  • SUPERPOLO S.A.

SubsidiariesEdit

  • MVC - which started its activities operating in the automotive industry and gradually broadened its operations, introducing its plastic products to the light industry and infra-structure markets, etc.
  • Moneo - the financial service unit of Marcopolo.
  • Volgren - is an Australian bodywork company owned by Marcopolo.

Products - Marcopolo divisionEdit

Coach

  • Ideale 770
  • Allegro
  • Andare Class
  • Viaggio series
  • Paradiso series
  • Multego

City bus

  • Viale series
  • Torino
  • Boxer

Midibus

  • Ideale 600
  • Senior
  • Temple (only available in Colombia from SUPERPOLO S.A).

Minibus

  • Fratello
  • Listo (only available in Colombia from SUPERPOLO S.A).
  • Vicino

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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