Carrozzeria DE SIMON Italy
De Simon Group S.p.A.
|1925, 2006 as S.p.A.|
|Osoppo, Udine, Italy|
|Buses, Spare parts|
The company was founded in 1925 by Giovanni De Simon, who started assembling wooden-body buses for the local public transport. Later, under the management of his son Ilvo, the company introduced steel for interurban and touristic coaches, usingFiat, OM, Lancia or Alfa chassisIn the sixties they started assembling buses on Fiat truck-chassis and sold over a thousand units to the public transport companies in Italy.
In 1976 an earthquake having the epicenter in Osoppo ruins most of the plants in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, including the one of De Simon. Ilvo together with his sons Giovanni and Alvio manage to rebuild the plant in only two years time. The new site covers 70,000 square meters and includes two office buildings and a test track.
In 1978, De Simon together with Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie form up the new consortium called Inbus, which achieves in the eighties a share of 30% of the national bus market. During this time, De Simon builds a new construction plant inPalermo, Sicily, called IMEA, that would be the main supplier of the island for urban and interurban buses. During its ten years of existence the Inbus consortium produced about 6,000 buses, of which 30% were assembled by De Simon.
Starting from 1993, De Simon focuses mainly on intercity buses built entirely from stainless steel using chassis from European manufacturers Scania and laterMercedes-Benz. In the urban sector, De Simon franchises and sells in Italy buses of the Belgian manufacturer Van Hool, between 8 and 18 meters in length, and available even with a natural gas-powered engine.
Between 1996 and 2002, Romanian bus manufacturer Rocar and De Simon have a cooperation for the assembly of 400 urban buses.
In the following five years the company developed a new range of buses called Millemiglia, designed for interurban lines, between 10.8 and 14 meters in length. Such fleets are used in the towns of Puglia and Campania. Their line-up also includes a touristic open-top bus called Millemiglia Zefiro. In 2006, De Simon Group established themselves as a joint-stock company and manage mainly the supply of spare parts for bus bodies or repairs, maintenance or conversion of bus bodies.
In 2007, as an independent company, De Simon achieved a sales volume of 150 buses and a turnover of more than 20 million euros.
The current line-up of busesDe Simon Millemiglia 12 HD
- De Simon Millemiglia 10 HD
- De Simon Millemiglia 10 Eav
- De Simon Millemiglia Zefiro
Inbus touristic bus
Inbus U210 urban bus
Inbus AID 280 FT articulated bus
Rocar De Simon urban bus in Bucharest
- ^ http://www.anav.it/Data/BM200806/Pg0018.pdf
- ^ a b http://www.desimon.it/index.php?op=12
- ^ a b http://www.desimon.it/index.php?op=123
- ^ http://www.desimon.it/index.php?op=7
- De Simon Millemiglia HD review by Bus & Pullman (Italian)
- De Simon Millemiglia Zefiro review by Bus & Pullman (Italian)
1968 Lancia De Simon Stefer b 915 © Collezione Leandro Tavolare
1970 Fiat 309 De Simon
1972 fiat 418A 974 de Simon
1973 229 e schieramento Fiat 418 AL De Simon ACAP nuovi
240 242 Fiat 418 De Simon accantonati 1998
281 Inbus U210 De Simon Acap Padova Prato Valle 2001
Fiat 418AL De Simon 935
FIAT 418AC De Simon 915
Almici De Simon 1825es1
Bucharest Rocar De Simon bus 1123
De Simon Scania IL.3 Italië
De Simon Scania IN.3 Italië
Fiat 418s with De Simon bodywork
IVECO Starline UC 4×4 De Simon Bus TS7
de simon millemiglia zefiro a
de simon millemiglia zefiro
DE SIMON VICO
Fiat 306 De Simon 1972
Fiat 343 De Simon ex Atresina Pieve di Curtarolo Padova Italy 2003
Fiat 409 De Simon ACT 302 Raduno Trieste – Rijeka 2012 Trieste Italy
Fiat 409 De Simon DSU 850 ACT 302 e Fiat 308L Padane Gran Turismo Trieste Italy 2012
Fiat 409 De Simon DSU 850 ACT Trieste 302 Hrvatini Crevatini Gasilski Dom 14
Fiat 416A De Simon 1972 Hrvatini Crevatini Gasilski Dom 23
Fiat 418 AC De Simon ATVO scuolabus
Fiat 418 De Simon 124 AMT Vr Deposito II 2004
Fiat 418 De Simon Brunico Stabilimento Dalla Via Schio Vicenza Italy 2001
Iveco 80.17.1W.1 Starline UC 4×4 De Simon 1987 Hrvatini Crevatini Gasilski Dom 15 a
Iveco 80.17.1W.1 Starline UC 4×4 De Simon 1987 Hrvatini Crevatini Gasilski Dom 16
Rocar De Simon Trolleybus 7459
Rocar De Simon U412-260 528 RAT Brasov Romania 2007 front left
Scania Bus & Pullman De Simon Mille Miglia HD esterno1
Scania DE SIMON coach
SICCAR 176 L carrozzeria De Simon ex SAD Bz
Siccar 176 LS carrozzato De Simon ACT-VVB 103