15 March 2018

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Otokar awarded 100-bus contract by Greater Amman Municipality for the city’s ongoing public transport transformation

Otokar is full speed ahead in exports. Shortly after winning a contract by Bucharest Municipality for 400 buses, Otokar was awarded a bus contract in Jordan. The order by the Greater Amman Municipality for 100 buses including 40 KENT and 60 VECTIO buses will begin serving the people of Amman this year.
Otokar, a Koç Group company, continues to support public transportation in 50 countries with its buses. Otokar won the public transportation tender that Greater Amman Municipality opened for 100 buses. Shortly after winning a contract by Bucharest Municipality for 400 buses, Otokar will deliver 100 vehicles including 40 KENT and 60 VECTIO buses to Amman, the capital of Jordan, this year.

Serdar Görgüç, General Manager, Otokar, said that the contract was won through Al-Adyat Al-Sareeah Latejaret Al Aleyat Co., a subsidiary of Jordanian Manaseer Group and Otokar distributor in Jordan, following the transformation activities that Amman started to meet the increasing public transportation needs, “The buses we produce by focusing on our users’ expectations and considering their needs, continue to be admired in foreign markets. We are honored and delighted that after Bucharest Municipality, Greater Amman Municipality has also preferred Otokar. As Turkey's leading bus manufacturer, we will provide relief for public transport in Amman, which has a population of four million, and deliver our modern, environmentally friendly vehicles this year. I hope the agreement will be beneficial for both parties and the people of Amman.”

Yousef Shawarbeh, Mayor of Amman, stated that young people, the elderly and people with disabilities will travel by more comfortable, safe, secure and environmentally friendly vehicles within the scope of the major transformation the city is undergoing in energy, environment, infrastructure and public transportation, "We have ordered 100 buses in different sizes to provide better service for our citizens to help relieve the heavy traffic, which is an issue for Amman just like all big cities. With the 100 new buses we will offer to our people this year, we will have the best fleet in the region. As part of the transformation work, the buses will feature high standards including an electronic payment system. In addition to our environmentally friendly transportation system, we will also accelerate infrastructure works and pavement improvement projects.”

Total 40 KENT buses to be used all around the city will provide ultimate comfort for passengers with its low floor and spacious interiors. In addition to its modern interior and exterior design, environmentally friendly engine, superior road handling and economy, KENT also offers the added benefit of low operating costs. Promising a comfortable journey with a power air conditioning system, the KENT bus ensures maximum safety with ABS, ASR, disc brakes and anti-jamming system in the doors.

VECTIO, produced by Otokar according to user expectations and greatly admired in Europe, stands apart with its modern interior and exterior design, powerful engine, road handling and superior traction performance, as well as its economy. With a low floor and a ramp for wheelchair access at the exit, the bus makes it easy for people with disabilities, the elderly or people with baby carriages to get on and off the vehicle. With large and wide windows, spacious interiors and air conditioning offered as standard, passengers enjoy a comfortable and pleasant ride. In addition to full dry air disc brakes, the buses also feature systems compliant with European safety norms and ensure maximum safety with ABS, ASR and Retarder.

Otokar, as the first choice of 50 countries for the comfort, technology, power and low operating costs of its vehicles, carries millions of passengers every day by more than 35 thousand buses. Having exported nearly five thousand buses, Otokar has increased its total vehicle park to 2,500 levels in key target export markets, namely France, Italy and Spain.
Otokar buses, developed specifically for public transportation, offer unparalleled comfort for passengers with low floors and spacious interiors and stand apart with their modern interior and exterior design, environment-friendly Euro 6 engine, superior grip and economy. Otokar starts a new era in urban public transportation in the countries where its buses are used and also offers economic benefits for its users with low opjerating costs. Otokar buses promise spacious journeys every season and maximum safety for users and passengers with superior safety systems. Otokar also continues to work on alternative-fuelled buses, and has already designed Turkey’s first hybrid bus and first electric bus and added them to its product family.