Buses DINA Mexico
Diesel Nacional, Sociedad Anónima
Grupo DINA S.A.
|Sahagun City, Hidalgo, Mexico|
|José Martín Meléndez Romero,President|
|DINA CAMIONES S.A. DE C.V.|
DINA (Diesel Nacional, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, in English National Diesel) is a Mexican automotive producer of heavy duty and specialty trucks, urban buses, armored military vehicles and intercity coaches. The company is owned by the Gómez Flores family.
Currently the company distributes its products in the UK, United States, Russia, Iran, Egypt, Syria, Mexico, Nicaragua (24.3 MUSD) and other Central and South America countries. For market acceptance in the United States and Canada the company sold the high profile Dina Viaggio coaches under its former subsidiary, Motor Coach Industries . Specific Dina bus models are re-badged as Mercedes-Benz buses in some markets.
DINA was founded as Diesel Nacional S.A in 1951 with the signing of an agreement with FIAT SPA to support the manufacture of trucks and buses.
Before DINA – AEC-ACLO Regel IV als proefbus voor Mexico Stad
From 1962 DINA commenced the assembly of foreign buses as well as the production of medium sized trucks using INTERNATIONAL and CUMMINS engines.
In 1987, a technological alliance was signed with NAVISTAR. Two years later DINA was acquired by the Consortium “G” Group DINA, though it continued to use NAVISTAR technology.
In 1990, DINA combined with the Paradiso bodyworks of Brazilian Marcopolo S.A. company with whom it signed a commercial alliance.
The DINA Group was listed on the New York Stock Exchange and fully acquired the stocks of Motor Coach Industries (referred as a “company merger” in North America). Also, DINA founded the Financial Leasing DINA and started exporting to South America under the brand DIMEX .
In 1995, in order to achieve technological independence, DINA invested $70 million in its HTQ project to upgrade its manufacturing base. With consulting advice from BMW Design Works and Roush Industries, it developed a new modular concept for the class 6, 7 and 8 trucks, meeting international regulations and achieving the following objectives:
- Ability to export to any market in the world.
- Optimized product efficiency and performance.
- Parts approval for OEM manufacturers.
- Designed to outperform in diverse climates and terrains in Mexico.
- Production simplification.
- Optimize tooling cost.
In 1997, an Argentina division of auto parts DINA S.A. started and later an AIRDIN plant in Bernal municipality of Buenos Aires Argentina, while in Mexico it launched a diverse line of buses: F11, F12 and F14 using its new HTQ technology.
A late DINA HTQ model
In 1998 DINA finished its alliance with Navistar and launched a new line of vehicles HTQ exporting 48 million dollar to 14 countries and signed a contract with Western Star whose order cancellation was a prime factor for the following DINA economic crisis, ending with selling 61 percent of its MCI shares to Joseph Littlejohn & Levy . The same year, creates Mexicana de Manufacturas Especiales, SA of C.V. in the city of Guadalajara Jalisco five plants in an industrialcomplex of 48.480 m2. with the aim of supplying the market for its auto parts and bodyworks manufacturing.
In 2008, launches its products through its distributors network. Dina have also extended the use of its HTQ proprietary manufacturing technology for trucks and city buses to maintain its position in the urban bus market and in the medium term, and venturing into foreign bus segments, and dedicated work trucks.
1952 Bussen DINA Fiat
1956 DINA 7408 hotel mexico
1956 Sultana Imperial Bus Ad Mexico
1959 Sultana Super Imperial TM3711D
1962 DINA Flxible. AÑO 1962 exocas-flxible
Dina brand bus Mexico
DINA Avante ca-avante-4
DINA Avante, modificado stespec-avantem
Capre Dina Honduras ©John Veerkamp
DINA S-500 bus avec CAPRE valides
DINA band bus in Atotonilco, Mexico
DINA Dorado atah-dorado
DINA Dorado za
1967 DINA 532
1968 Volvo Dina Dodge bus
1974 DINA 533G2
1974 DINA 604G2 Cummins
DINA F 11 chapal-f11
DINA F 11 pacifi-f11-3
DINA F 12, modificado costab-f12m
DINA F 14 edp-f14 x6
DINA Linner-G Zero Emissions urban bus, Mexico
Dina Mexicaanse minibus
DINA Olímpico adeo-olimpi-2
Dina Olimpico b White
DINA Olímpico escuin-olimpi-5
Dina Olimpico Modelo 85
DINA Olímpico servitu-olimpico
DINA Olímpico toi-olimpico
DINA S-500 bus avec CAPRE valides
DINA transit bus in Guanajuato, Mexico.
1995 DINA dsc © Hank’s Truck Pictures
Dina Viaggio Coach
DINA en equador Coop Senor de los Milagros DINA Mercedes Benz 2012
1998 DINA dsc © Hank’s Truck Pictures
1998 Dina Viaggio 1000S Bus
2012 Dina Linner G specs
DINA 7 RETRO
DINA S-500 Mojarras Capre Convencional.
DINA Picker 2012
DINA Brighter 100E3400
DINA Brighter 100E3401
DINA Brighter 18112011598
DINA UAM Hybrid