Kassbohrerstrasse 13
DE 89077 Ulm

Tel. +49 73 118 10

Brand: Setra


Part of Daimler AG, Evobus is one of the protagonists of bus & coach compartement. The company was founded in 1995 with the unbundling of Mercedes-Benz bus segment and the acquisition of Setra. The goal was to create a productive and commercial synergy for Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses while maintaining separate identities. They are two historical marks grouped under the Evobus umbrella: Mercedes made her first appearance in 1902 as an automobile brand of ‘Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft’ and became Mercedes-Benz following the merger of Daimler with Benz which came Daimler Benz AG in 1926. Setra has its roots in Kässbohrer, a company founded in 1893 at Ulm for the production of industrial vehicles. The name comes from the first Setra bus with rear engine and self supporting body designed by Otto Kässbohrer and inaugurated at the 1951 Motor Show. This opened the Kässbohrer-Setra era.

Coming to Evobus, in the initial period the company had three plants (Mannheim and Ulm/Neu Ulm in Germany plus Barros Ligny en France) and stored the first year with 9,340 employees and 5,648 units produced. In 1996 was inaugurated the Omniplus service and was started the first seven of the sixteen European subsidiaries. Meanwhile, the production network was expandend by annexing in 1998 the Sámano plant in Spain and in 1999 the Holýšov plant in the Czech Republic. In those years Evobus started cooperation with Karl Koch, manufacturer of minibuses. This laied the foundation for a segment that got its own life in 2000 following the creation of a center dedicated to the minibuses production. The year 2004 was a record one for Evobus reaching 8,600 units sold of complete vehicles and chassis, and a turnover reached 2.4 billion euros. That same year was inaugurated used vechicles center in Mannheim.

Today the production network of Evobus is displaced in five countries: the buses are manufactured and assembled in Germany (Mannheim, Neu-Ulm), France (Ligny en Barros) and Turkey in the Mercedes Benz Türk factory at Hoşdere. In Spain at Sámano are built chassis while body parts and components are produced in Czech Republic (Holýšov).

Setra buses are divided into three ranges (TopClass, ComfortClass and MultiClass).


EVOBUS AUSTRIA – E-mail: infoitalia@daimler.com

EVOBUS BELGIUM – E-mail: sc.brussel@daimler.com

EVOBUS BOHEMIA – E-mail: axel.stokinger@daimler.com

EVOBUS DENMARK – E-mail: martin.m.hink@daimler.com

EVOBUS FRANCE – E-mail: jean.averland@daimler.com

EVOBUS GREECE – E-mail: dimitris.d.zafiropoulos@daimler.com

EVOBUS HUNGARY – E-mail: axel.stokinger@daimler.com

EVOBUS IBERICA – E-mail: juan.maldonado@daimler.com

EVOBUS ITALY – E-mail: axel.stokinger@daimler.com

EVOBUS NETHERLAND – E-mail: hans.smits@daimler.com

EVOBUS POLAND – E-mail: Frank.Koschatzky@daimler.com

EVOBUS PORTUGAL – E-mail: juan.maldonado@daimler.com

EVOBUS ROMANIA – E-mail: alexander.s.shneider@daimler.com

EVOBUS RUSSIA – E-mail: pavel.kurkin@daimler.com

EVOBUS SWEDEN – E-mail: martin.m.hink@daimler.com

EVOBUS SWITZERLAND – E-mail: evobus.schweiz@evobus.com

EVOBUS UNITED KINGDOM – E-mail: reception.uk@evobus.com

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March 2019 – Daimler increased sales in 2018

November 2018 – Test drive for the double-decker S 531 DT

May 2018 – Versatile double-decker bus S 531 DT

December 2017 – Drive test for the 15-meter S 519 HD

September 2017 – S 531 DT

April 2017 – Daimler Buses grows with Europe

December 2016 – New goals with the orders in Europe

September 2016 – The 10.5-metre S 511 HD on the route

June 2016 – 372 km with the S 415 Low Entry Business

April 2016 – LED headlamps for Mercedes Citaro and Setra touring coaches

March 2016 – The first 20 years with Mercedes and Setra brands

January / February 2016 – 340 km with the 12.3-metre S 515 MD

December 2015 – The S 511 HD in the history of the Ulm compact coaches

October 2015 – Unveiling the innovations at Busworld Kortrijk

October 2015 – For Business-Class exclusive trips

July-August 2015 – The 2,500th double-decker is delivered to Italy

May 2015 – The S 415 Ul Business cuts fuel consumption

April 2015 – Extreme testing conditions for Mercedes & Setra

March 2015 – Used buses offered for sale at BusStore Show

September 2014 – Lowest fuel consumption for the 13.3-metre S 516 HDH

December 2014 – S 415 LE business for intercity service

November 2014 – Four new models complete the ComfortClass series

September 2014 – Autonomous driving is future of transport

July-August 2014 – 500 Series in Switzerland and in Germany

May 2014 – First S 431 DT Euro VI buses go to Deutsche Bahn

April 2014 – Consumption cuts with Predictive Powertrain Control

March 2014 – Positive record levels in 2013. Bus sales go up 5%

January / February 2014 – Delivery of the very last ComfortClass 400

December 2013 – The many virtues of the new TopClass 500

October 2013 – A parade of premieres for Mercedes and Setra brands.

July-August 2013 – 340 km onboard the S 515 HD confirm that the Euro VI reduces consumption.

June 2013 – In Germany with the ComfortClass 500.

May 2013 –Di Fonzo buys its 80th Setra

January 2013 – Setra low floor S415 NF for Schmetterling Reise

December 2012 – All the qualities of the new Setra ComfortClass 500

October 2012 – French railway company likes Setra 416 GT-HD buses

September 2012 – A preview of Daimler Buses at IAA in Hannover

April 2012 – The design creation process of new Setra models

March 2012 – Setra S 416 GT-HD/2 road test

November 2011 – Setra for the European Football Championship

September 2011 – Evobus France celebrates 30 years

July 2011 – Test drive with the S 416 HDH Setra ‘Special Edition’

May 2011 -The Setra brand celebrates 60 years

May 2011– With the Setra 416 GT-HD the Eurolines 4-stars services

May 2011– Daimler Buses closed 2010 with a growth of 20 percent

March 2011 – The Omniplus Service Center in Milan is 10 years old

February 2011 – The Used Setra show in Neu-Ulm and the S 407 in Florida

January 2011 – Duble anniversary for Setra

November 2010 – The Setra S 415 H is the protagonist of the first BusToCoach road test

November 2010 – Setra delivered the two thousand TopClass

October 2010 – Closed with success the ‘City of the Bus’ by Evobus Italy

September 2010 – Setra previews presented at the IAA in Hannover