SETRA Ulm Germany


Selbst Tragend-self supporting

Type Division
Industry Automotive
Predecessors Karl Kässbohrer Fahrzeugwerke GmbH
Products tourist bus, city buses, and intercity buses
Owners Daimler AG
Parent EvoBus GmbH
Website Setra website

Setra is a German bus division of EvoBus GmbH, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of the Daimler AG.

The name “Setra” comes from “selbsttragend” (self supporting). This refers to the integral nature of the construction of the vehicles back in the 1950s when competitor vehicles still featured a separate chassis and body (often manufactured by separate companies). It is also possible that, with an eye to export markets, the company was mindful that for non-German speakers, the name “Kässbohrer” is difficult to pronounce. Until 1995 the firm operated under the name Kässbohrer-Setra, but in that year economic difficulties enforced its sale to Daimler Benz (between 1998 and 2008 known, especially in the US, by the name of its holding company Daimler Chrysler). Since 1995, Setra has been a member of the Daimler Benz subsidiary, EvoBus GmbH.

The North American distribution for Setra by Daimler is set to be partnered and taken over by Motor Coach Industries on April 25, 2012 as Daimler restructures its North American bus operations in 2013.

1952 Kässbohrer-Panoramabus 1950er - Verkehrszentrum 1954 Setra S8 1960 Setra S9 1972 Setra S110H coach 1974 Setra S80 1981 Setra 215HD Hamburger ZOB- Autokraft-Bus Setra HH-XW-101 (Berlin Linien Bus) 9.4.2009 Setra Bus der Bundeswehr Setra Bus Mannheim 100 Setra Bus Mannheim 100a Setra Facelift Setra -Intercitybus Graz-Klagenfurt Setra LAND bus Setra Reisebus Weinheim 100 3617 Setra S 6 BW 1 Setra S7 Setra SG 221 Setra SG 321 UL Setra-Goldenclass

This is only a small number off Setra Buses.

Look further by Kässbohrer:

Author: Jeroen

In Dutch, my homelanguage: Ik ben Jeroen, tot januari 2015 was ik al dik 26 jaar werkzaam in een psychiatrisch ziekenhuis in een stad vlakbij Werelds grootste havenstad Rotterdam. Eerst als verpleegkundige/begeleider op high care, later op afdeling dubbeldiagnose (verslavingen) en ook nog een tijdje als administratief medewerker. Ik heb een spierziekte "Poli Myositis" (alle spieren zijn ontstoken) daardoor weinig energie. Sinds augustus 2015 is daarbij de diagnose Kanker gesteld, en ben ik helemaal arbeidsongeschikt geworden en zit middenin de behandelfase. Gelukkig ben ik daarnaast getrouwd, vader, en opa, en heb de nodige hobby's. Een daarvan is transportmiddelen verzamelen en daarmee een blog schrijven. Dit blog begon met bussen, maar nu komen ook sleepboten, auto's trucks en dergelijke aan bod. Kijk en geniet met me mee, reageer, en vul gerust aan. Fouten zal ik ook graag verbeteren. In English: I'm Jeroen, till januari 2015 I was already 26 years working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, near Rotterdam, Worlds biggest harbour with more than 98 nationalities living within it's borders. First I worked on closed high care ward and the last years on a ward with mainly addicted people. I liked my work very much. In 2007 I got ill. I got the diagnose Poli Myositis, a musscle dissease. Al my mussles are inflamed. And last august I got another diagnose. Cancer. It's plaveicelcel carcinoma and treated with Chemo and radioation. So I've even less energy than the last years. Still I try to make something of my life and the blog is helping with surviving with some pleasure.

One thought on “SETRA Ulm Germany”

  1. Very interesting pictures about the history of Kässbohrer and also about Gaubschat.
    I am interested in for years for the history of Kienzle advertising cars of the 1930s and 1950s .
    These vehicles were produced by the company Gaubschat Fahrzeugwerke GmbH Berlin – Neukölln ( 1930s ) and by the company Karl Kässbohrer Fahrzeugwerke Ulm (1950s ) both on Mercedes-Benz Chassis.
    Can you help me with photos and technical specifications of these vehicles or with informations about Gaubschat Berlin.
    I would be very happy if you could help me in this regard.

    Best regards
    F. Lieder

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