Brazil’s Marcopolo announces export of 300 buses to Angola

24 June 2009

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24 June – Brazilian vehicle manufacturer Marcopolo Monday announced that this month it would conclude the export of 300 buses to Angola.

The buses, of the Ideale 770 model, were acquired by Azinor, an international trade services company, and will be supplied to the Angolan Transport Ministry to transport passengers, the manufacturer said in a statement.

This is the biggest ever export consignment of Ideale 770s since the model was launched in 2006, the Commercial Operations director, Paulo Andrade said.

The buses began to be produced in December 2008, at one of Marcopolo’s units in Brazil and were transported by boat to Luanda.

The vehicles are 12.5 metres long, have a capacity for 52 passengers and are equipped with air conditioning.

Azinor was set up in 1986 with the strategic aim of contributing to the development of international trade in Africa and take advantage of opportunities created by globalisation of world markets. (macauhub)