MARCOPOLO EXPORTS FIRST G8 COACHES TO ARGENTINA
Andesmar S.A., in the province of Mendoza, acquired 11 new buses
Caxias do Sul (Rio Grande do Sul) – August 25, 2022 – After conquering Brazil, with sales in all markets where the manufacturer operates, the Generation 8 of Marcopolo coaches is already present in some of the main countries of South America and has now arrived in the Argentinian market. Andesmar S.A., in the province of Mendoza, acquired 11 units of the Paradiso G8 1800 Double Decker model, which will be used in tourist operations and on interstate lines in that country.
“The receptivity of our international customers is yet another example of the high level of technology and innovation that the Generation 8 has introduced for transport operators. The G8 models are already being put into operation in different countries in South America and now in Argentina as well, one of our biggest markets in the region”, says André Armaganijan, Director of International Business, Commercial Operations and Foreign Market.
With a total length of 14 meters and a Scania K 440B 6×2 chassis, the Paradiso G8 1800 DD has a capacity for 58 passengers, 46 on the upper deck, in half-sleeper seats, and 12 on the lower deck, in sleeper seats, all with USB sockets, retractable seat belts and cup holders. The vehicles are equipped with Valeo CC430 P3 air conditioning and entertainment systems, with a DVD player and six monitors, DPM (Mobile Seat Device) for full accessibility, reverse camera, curtains, electronic destination sign, luggage area and overhead luggage rack.
Andesmar S.A. has been a Marcopolo customer since 1998. The company was created in 1967, shortly after Guido Badaloni, founder of the group, acquired the Expreso Campo Los Andes (ECLA) company, providing services between Mendoza and La Consulta (120 kilometers). ECLA laid the foundations for the creation of Andesmar Autotransport, which initially made trips between Mendoza and Bahía Blanca, in the Province of Buenos Aires.
In 1972, Autotransporte Andesmar continued to grow and expand throughout the Argentinian territory, in addition to expanding its business to Chile. Today, in the hands of the third generation of the Badaloni family, the company offers the longest route in Argentina and transports over 1.8 million passengers per year, covering about 45 million kilometers.
About Generation 8
The Paradiso 1800 Double Decker is the Generation 8 model most acquired by transport operators for its safety, comfort and efficiency characteristics, with the highest standards in the Brazilian market, especially for the over 140 new attributes for drivers, passengers and operators introduced in the road segment. The model has an unprecedented design, with Marcopolo DNA and an aerodynamic coefficient of only 0.379, which ensures lower fuel consumption and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Founded 72 years ago in Caxias do Sul (RS), Marcopolo is the leading bus body manufacturer in Brazil and ranks among the largest manufacturers in the world. The company continuously invests in improvement, technology, design, and expansion, producing solutions that contribute to the development of collective passenger transportation. With factories on five continents, the vehicles produced by the company drive on the roads of over one hundred countries.