SOLARIS Bus, Tram and Coach SA Bolechowo, Poland

Solaris Bus & Coach

Solaris Bus & Coach SA
Type Public
Industry Automotive industry
Founded 2001
Headquarters Bolechowo, Poland
Area served Worldwide
Key people Solange Olszewska, Krzysztof Olszewski
Products Buses
Revenue Increase 292.2 million
Operating income Increase 20.6 million
Profit Increase 13.5 million
Total assets Increase 126.1 million
Total equity Increase 87.6 million
Employees 1562
Website www.solarisbus.com

Solaris Bus & Coach SA is a bus, coach, trolleybus and tram manufacturer based in Bolechowo near Poznań, Poland.

It is a family-owned business, with Krzysztof Olszewski as co-owner and his wife Solange as CEO. It is located in a former weapons factory, and was featured by BBC World in a program related to EU expansion in May 2004, as an example of a post-communist success in Poland.

History

Solaris started as Neoplan Polska, founded in 1994 by Krzysztof Olszewski. Neoplan Polska was selling, and since January 1996 also building under German licence, low-floor Neoplan city buses. In 1999 it released first buses under its own Solaris brand (model Urbino). On 1 September 2001 Neoplan Polska was renamed to Solaris Bus & Coach Sp. z o.o. In 2005 it was transformed into a joint stock company.

In the 1990s, the company developed its own research office and used computer software originally developed for the design of space shuttles. It reduced the time needed to design and build new prototypes to about six months. Another six months are needed to build a new bus prototype.

Trolleybuses are made in co-operation with the Hungarian company Ganz Electro or (the Czech division of) the company Cegelec and Polish company Medcom. Both companies make the electric devices for the vehicles. Solaris produced the first European bus model using hybrid technology, the Solaris Urbino 18 Hybrid. That hybrid model was delivered in November 2008 to the Polish city of Poznań.

In 2007 Solaris was employing about 1,200 workers, in 2009 about 1,600 workers. Now “Solaris Bus & Coach” builds about 1,000-1,200 buses a year.

In 2013, Solaris sold 1,302 buses and trams.

Products

01 Solaris InterUrbino 12 in Kielce, Poland

 Solaris InterUrbino 12 in Kielce, Poland

Current models

Discontinued models

Gallery

City buses

20 Solaris Urbino 10

Solaris Urbino 10

21 Sol133

Solaris Urbino 12

22 Sol131 23 Sol135 24 Sol136

Solaris Urbino 12

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Solaris Urbino 12 LPG-GPL-CNG

02 Solaris Urbino 12 in Chur, Switzerland

Solaris Urbino 12 in Chur, Switzerland

03 Solaris_Urbino_12_cockpit

Driver’s area of Solaris Urbino 12

04 Solaris_Urbino_12_interior

Interior of Solaris Urbino 12

05 Solaris_Urbino_12_engineEngine of Solaris Urbino 12

05a Solaris Urbino 12 Hybrid in Brno

2010 Solaris Urbino 12 Hybrid in Brno

06 Solaris_Urbino_18_Reutlingen 07 Solaris_Urbino_Warsaw_Airport_2005A Solaris Urbino 18 of RSV (Reutlingen, Germany

Solaris Urbino 10 at Warsaw Okęcie Airport, Poland

Trolleybuses

08 Trådbuss_Landskrona

A Solaris Trollino 12 trolleybus in LandskronaSweden

09 SolarisT18ACInTallinn

Solaris Trollino 18AC inTallinn in Estonia

10 Solaris_Trollino_15AC_in_Vilnius_15.08.20062006 Solaris Trollino 15 in Vilnius in Lithuania

26 Sol199

Solaris Urbino 18

27 Sol211

Solaris Urbino 18 Hybrid II

SONY DSC

Solaris Alpino

29 Sol039

Solaris InterUrbino 12

30 Sol229

Solaris Urbino 18 Hybrid Vossloh Kiepe

11 Salzburg_Solaris_Trollino_18_-Metrostyle-

Solaris Trollino 18 “Metrostyle” in Salzburg

17 Solaris_Tramino,_Poznań_2010_(01)

Solaris Tramino LF 32 in Poznań

18 Solaris_Tramino,_Poznań_2010_(06)

Interior of Solaris Tramino LF 32

19 TRAKO_2013_w_Gdańsku_–_Solaris_Tramino_Jena

Solaris Tramino S109j for Jena, Germany

31 Sol239

Solaris Urbino 18 Hybrid MetroStyle

32 Wikivacanza

Solaris Vacanza 12 pierwszej generacji z 2002 roku w Katowicach jako ruchome centrum krwiodawstwa

34 Sol097

Solaris Trollino 12

35 Sol099

Solaris Trollino 12

36 Sol103

Solaris Trollino 15

37 Sol107

Solaris Trollino 18

38 Sol113

Solaris Trollino 18 MetroStyle

39 Sol075

Solaris Tramino w Poznaniu

40 Sol088

Solaris Tramino

41 Special version of Solaris Vacanza 13 als mobiele bloed donatiemobiel in Grodzisk Mazowiecki Ambulance

Special version of Solaris Vacanza 13 als mobiele bloed donatiemobiel in Grodzisk Mazowiecki Ambulance

11 Salzburg_Solaris_Trollino_18_-Metrostyle-

Intercity buses and coaches

12 Solaris-vacanza-austriaA Solaris Vacanza 13

13 Solaris_Valletta_in_Kielce,_19-09-2007Solaris Valletta in Kielce, Poland, Transexpo 2007

14 Solaris_InterUrbino_12_-_Transexpo_2010Solaris Interurbino 12 at Transexpo 2010

15 Sol055Solaris Interurbino 12 interior

Roma filosnodato (dual-mode trolleybus) built by Solaris Solaris Alpino de Dunois Solaris Urbino 9 bus Solaris Urbino 10 Solaris Urbino 12 Hybrid Solaris Urbino 12 III Solaris Urbino 12 Solaris Urbino 15 LE Solaris Urbino 18 Hybrid (2) Solaris Urbino 18 Hybrid Solaris Urbino 18 SOLARIS von Ground Handling Düsseldorf Nr.11 Solaris-Urbino-18-Gelenkbus-DSW-1141-NRW-Design

© O.Nordsieck

Solaris-Urbino-18-Gelenkbus-KEVAG-329-orange-gelb

 © O.Nordsieck

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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.

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