GB Auto’s Commercial Vehicles business unit distributes imported and locally assembled trucks and buses in Egypt. The division assembles Fuso and Volvo buses as well as Fuso trucks at plants in Sadat and Suez, where the company’s GB Polo factory is located. It also distributes Volvo heavy trucks and YTO tractors in Egypt and manufactures and distributes semi-trailers and super-structures under its Commercial Vehicles line.
The company’s bus segment produces a full range of transportation solutions, including maxi buses with a maximum capacity of 55 passengers, midi buses (30-38 seats), mini buses (24-29 seats), micro buses (17 seats), and micro-micro buses (7 seats).
GB Auto’s Commercial Vehicles line markets heavy, medium, and lightweight trucks for fleet operators, contractors, large industrial operators, and government agencies throughout Egypt.
The Commercial Vehicles unit, more than any other GB Auto operation, demonstrates the group’s capabilities as a manufacturer. With the exception of chassis, the company designs and manufactures complete buses at its facilities. At these production facilities, GB Auto produces the Fuso RP coach, the Fuso Cruiser mini and medium-sized buses, the Volvo-model tourism buses, and the new-generation Marcopolo bus range, which was introduced in 2014.
GB Polo, the company’s joint-venture with global giant Marcopolo, is home to state-of-the-art bus body manufacturing facility with a 5,000 unit-per year capacity (potential capacity, based on two shifts daily) that targets local and export markets. GB Polo produces buses covering all applications (micro, mini, midi, city, school/labor, intercity, and coach) and the facility utilizes almost 285,000 sqm of land.
GB Polo was conceived as a move to capture export opportunities in bus manufacturing by utilizing GB Auto’s quality standards and relatively low-cost, highly-trained workforce in combination with Marcopolo’s 65-year history of successfully developing technological and innovative concepts for full transportation solutions and setups in key markets worldwide. The addition of the Iveco chassis has also proved to be a further boost to the strength of GB Auto’s Bus division.
GB Auto’s Construction Equipment business unit includes earth moving equipment, road machinery, and power generators distributed in Egypt under distribution agreements with Volvo Construction, SDLG, and AKSA. The group markets its heavy-duty equipment line to public and governmental customers, as well as to private sector companies. The company is also exploring options to expand this segment into other key regional markets.