SULTANA by Ramirez – Trailers de Monterey SA – 1952-present – Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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This company was founded by Sr. Gregorio Ramirez, Jr. in 1952.

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Initial production began in 1953 with the introduction of the Ramirez Sultana bus. The engine used at that time was an imported General Motors. In fact, more than 80% of the vehicle consisted of imported parts. Mexican content increased rapidly and today the Ramirez is almost 100% Mexican made.

Following the Sultana bus was the Ramirez heavy-duty truck. Production of this model began in 1959. The original model came with a Dulles transmission of 12 and 15 gears. Also available were Cummins Diesel engine of 180, 220, 250, and 320 horsepower. From 1959 to 1961, less than 350 of these trucks were built by the company.

The latest model to be introduced was the Rural­ Ramirez. This was a small pick-up truck with a capacity of 750 kilograms. This was one of the first pick-up trucks to be designed in Mexico. I t was available with either a 4 or a 6-cylinder gasoline engine. A 4-cylinder diesel engine was also offered. At that time Trailers de Monterrey continued to expand rapidly and acquired new factories. In 1964 their affiliate, Industria Automotriz, S.A., went into the manufacture of original equipment. for automotive vehicles. This plant started with 11 presses with the capacity of from 400 to 2,00 tons. By 1965 the company was supplying other Mexican manufacturers with parts.

The company has a capacity of over 5,000 vehicles a year. A few of these are exported but the majority are sold on the domestic market. Their current model lineup includes the following: Sultana buses of various sizes, including panoramic luxury models; Ramirez Reparto 1­ton microvans; Rural-Ramirez R20 and R22 diesel tractor­trucks with Cummins engines and hauling capacity of 36,000 kgs.; Ramirez semi-trailers of various sizes. Virtually all of these vehicles are designed in the engineer­ing department of Trailers de Monterrey.

1956 Sultana Imperial Bus Ad Mexico Cummins


1956 Sultana Super Imperial 8 TM3780 Bus Ad Mexico


1957 Sultana Merca TM3561 TM3961 Bus Press Kit Mexico


1958 Sultana Panoramico


1958 Sultana Super Imperial II Bus Factory Photo Mexico


1959 Sultana Imperial TM37-7D Bus Brochure Mexico


1959 Sultana Imperial TM37-8D Bus Brochure Mexico


1959 Sultana Super Imperial TM3711D Bus Brochure Mexico


1959 Sultana Super Integral TM3261 Bus Brochure Mexico


1963 Sultana GMC TM4113A Bus Brochure Mexico


1964 Sultana Panoramico


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1969 Sultana Imperial


1970 Sultana Tradem


1973 Sultana Tradem


1993 Sultana modelo 27 Fanasa


1993 Sultana serie 24 Fanasa


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Buses Mexicana de Autobuses, S.A. de C.V. MASA

Mexicana de Autobuses, S.A. de C.V. (MASA)
Former type Public limited companyS.A.
Fate Acquired by Volvo
Successor(s) Volvo Buses de México, S.A.
Founded 1959
Defunct 1998
Headquarters TultitlánMexico
Products Busestrolleybuseshighway coaches

Mexicana de Autobuses, S.A., or MASA, was a major bus and coach manufacturer located in Mexico. Formed in 1959, it was owned by the Mexican government until being privatized in 1988. It was the country’s second-largest bus manufacturer when it was acquired by Volvo, in 1998, and renamed Volvo Buses de México, S.A.


MASA was created when the Mexican state-owned investment bank, SOMEX (Sociedad Mexicana de Crédito Industrial), acquired the private company, Sheppard Hnos. (Sheppard Brothers), on 10 September 1959. In 1972 the company built a new factory in Tultitlán, and this facility was expanded in 1980. Somex continued to be a major shareholder in the company, and buses built by MASA often carried “Somex” nameplates on the front.

1954 MASA Somex LH. turism-slh

1954 MASA Somex LH. turism-slh

The government sold the company to private investors on 17 October 1988, but the original buyer defaulted on its debt payments. The company had already ceased production before then, and was reported by some transport media to have “gone out of business” during 1988, but it was resold in November 1989 to an industrial group and in 1993 underwent a restructuring. Production continued during this period, as evidenced by the delivery of 30 new MASA trolleybuses to Mexico City’s STE in 1991.

1988 MASA Premier. huaste-premie

1988 MASA Premier. huaste-premie

Volvo Buses acquired MASA for US$ 74 million in September 1998, renaming it Volvo Buses de México and continuing production in the same factory, the then 153,000 sq ft (14,200 m2) plant in Tultitlán. In addition to the purchase amount, Volvo indicated that it planned to invest an additional $80 million in MASA, over a two-year period, to modify the Tultitlán facility and add automobile production (starting in 1999), giving it access to this North American Free Trade Agreement region. At the time of its acquisition by Volvo, MASA’s owners were Mexican bus manufacturer DINA S.A., Brazilian bus-body maker Carrocerias Nielson (Busscar) and individuals on MASA’s board of directors.

Mex City - trolleybus line A's Tasqueña term. in 1990

1990 MASA Mexico City line A


The company manufactured motorbuses for city and suburban use, trolleybuses, and intercity buses (i.e., coaches).

1992 MASA Foráneo Ligero 1537. AÑO au-fl1537

1992 MASA Foráneo Ligero 1537.


MASA was the major supplier of new trolleybuses to the country’s only two trolleybus system operators, building more than 700 for the Mexico City trolleybus system, operated by Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos del D. F.(STE), and 100 for the Guadalajara trolleybus system, operated by Sistecozome. Trolleybus production began after the company partnered in 1978 with Toshiba, for the latter to supply the electrical propulsion systems for the vehicles. The first MASA/Toshiba trolleybus, a prototype for STE, was completed in 1979. Trolleybuses built after 1987 were fitted with electrical equipment from other suppliers, including Melco/Mitsubishi and Kiepe.

1993 MASA Premier.

1993 MASA Premier.

In 1985 MASA constructed an articulated trolleybus for STE, which that transit agency compared with another prototype articulated trolleybus, one built for STE by Moyada (Motores y Adaptaciones Automotrices, S.A.) from two existing MASA two-axle trolleybuses; MASA’s prototype was an all-new vehicle. After evaluating these two prototypes, STE decided to contract with MASA to fabricate 67 articulated trolleybuses, using the rear halves of 67 existing two-axle trolleybuses in STE’s fleet and combining them with new forward body sections to be built by MASA. The assembly was also undertaken by MASA, and these 67 vehicles were delivered to STE in 1986–87. Apart from these 68 articulated vehicles, all other MASA trolleybuses were two-axle vehicles. However, the company also built articulated diesel buses, of which the production quantities are not known.

MASA bus in Tláhuac in March 1995

1995 MASA Ruta 100 bus in Tláhuac

MASA’s last order for trolleybuses was one received from STE in December 1996, for 200 12-metre (39 ft) trolleybuses. At least 50 of these were delivered in 1997, but delays in STE’s obtaining funding resulted in the final 75 not being built—or at least not delivered—until 1999, after the company had been sold.


Articulado MASA U-18 RTP -Fénix D- -Metrobús- 05MASA U18 articulated bus in Mexico City

Buses DINA Hidalgo Mexico

Buses DINA Mexico



Diesel Nacional, Sociedad Anónima

Grupo DINA S.A.








Sahagun CityHidalgoMexico

Key people

José Martín Meléndez Romero,President





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 UKUnited StatesRussiaIranEgyptSyria,  MexicoNicaragua (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.

AEC-ACLO Regel IV als proefbus voor Mexico Stad

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.

Since 2001, DINA have completely used its HTQ manufacturing technology for all intercity coach buses.

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 lmpfroj-fiat-2

1952 Bussen DINA Fiat

1956 DINA 7408 hotel mexico

1956 DINA 7408 hotel mexico

1956 Sultana Imperial Bus Ad Mexico

1956 Sultana Imperial Bus Ad Mexico

1959 Sultana Super Imperial TM3711D

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


DINA Avante



Capre Dina Honduras John Veerkamp

Capre Dina Honduras ©John Veerkamp

Bussen DINA S-500 bus avec CAPRE valides

 DINA S-500 bus avec CAPRE valides


DINA band bus in Atotonilco, Mexico


DINA Dorado atah-dorado


DINA Dorado za


Dina exjasa

1963 DINA

1963 Dina

1967 DINA 532

1967 DINA 532

1968 Volvo Dina Dodge bus

1968 Volvo Dina Dodge bus

1974 DINA 533G2

1974 DINA 533G2

1974 DINA 604G2 Cummins

1974 DINA 604G2 Cummins

Bussen Dina Flexiliner

 Dina Flexiliner


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 Mexico


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

026a Ado-dina-olimpico



DINA Olímpico


DINA S-500 bus avec CAPRE valides


DINA transit bus in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Dina Coach

1995 DINA dsc 1995

1995 DINA dsc © Hank’s Truck Pictures


Dina Viaggio Coach


Dina Minibus


DINA en equador Coop Senor de los Milagros DINA Mercedes Benz 2012

1998 DINA dsc_1998

1998 DINA dsc © Hank’s Truck Pictures

1998 Dina Viaggio 1000S Bus

1998 Dina Viaggio 1000S Bus

1998 DINA-DE-TURISMO-VENDO-20120913190735



2012 Dina Linner G specs




DINA S-500 Mojarras  Capre Convencional.




DINA Picker 2012


DINA Brighter 100E3400


DINA Brighter 100E3401


DINA Brighter 18112011598

044 DINA UAM Hybrid


DINA S.A. logo


Filed Under: BMWBUSESDIMEXDINAFiatFlxibleMarcopoloMCIMercedes Benz,MexicoTrucksWestern StarWHITE


Buses Capre Astrocar Mexico


Going to Mexico today. Lots of Buses there. One of them is the Capre Astrocar. Take a look there:

Capre Astrocar bus in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico


  CAPRE Convencional abc-convenci DINA-FORD


Camion-Bus Dina Astrocar


 Capre Astrocar


Capre Astrocar


Capre Astrocar AEZTAC


Astrocar Joke Paramount

2012 Capre Astrocar

2012 Capre Astrocar Dina © Sitios Busólogos HLJC.


 Capre Astrocar Del DF ©vicvera


 Capre Astrocar gracias


CAPRE Astrocar Servicio abc-astroc


Capre escuina-astrocar


Capre atr-astrocar


Microbus Minibus Dina Capre Camion Diesel

Filed Under: BUSESCapre AstrocarDINAFordMexico

Buses A.C.L.O. Associated Company Lorries & Omnibuses UK

Bussen A.C.L.O. Associated Company Lorries & Omnibuses UK

Bussen ACLO


Bussen ACLO Regel IV als proefbus voor Mexico Stad

AEC-ACLO Regel IV als proefbus voor Mexico Stad

Bussen ACLO (AEC)-Verheul Peru Lima
ACLO (AEC)-Verheul Peru Lima ©BCVM
Bussen ACLO = AEC South America 1938 Uraguay a

ACLO = AEC South America 1938 Uraguay (zie ook onder CUTSCA)

Bussen ACLO = AEC South America 1938 Uraguay b

ACLO = AEC South America 1938 Uraguay (zie ook later bij CUTSCA)

Vandaag een hoofdstuk over ACLO. Eigenlijk gaat het over AEC (Associated Equipment Company) en Verheul, maar het gaat om een bedrijf wat speciaal is opgericht door AEC om bussen voor Zuid Amerika te maken. Alles bij elkaar was dat achteraf gezien niet zo’n heel groot succes, want de bussen die het in Engeland en bijvoorbeeld Nederland voortreffelijk deden bleken slecht tegen het warme vochtige klimaat van Zuid Amerika te kunnen, dus uiteindelijk gingen ze niet lang mee, en kom je ze tot de dag van vandaag vaker als bouwkeet, of garage of als woning tegen dan als bus. Ze werden over het algemeen ook ingekort. De gemiddelde lengte was in Nederland zo’n 12 meter en speciaal voor Zuid Amerika werden ze omgebouwd tot een meter of 10, en vaak werd de moter naar achteren verplaatst.

Bussen ACLO Cuctsa-River 1961

ACLO Cuctsa-River 1961

Bussen ACLO-Verheul 03 AEC-VERHEUL bussen lijkt. Duidelijk zien we dat de wagen de motor achterin heeft en let vooral op de lengte die zeker een stuk korter

ACLO-Verheul 03 AEC . Duidelijk zien we dat de wagen de motor achterin heeft en let vooral op de lengte die zeker een stuk korter lijkt.

Bussen Aclo Regent III (Seida) 1962 Spanje
Aclo Regent III (zie ook bij Seida) 1962 Spanje

 Bussen Aclo Regent Mark III. 125 HP

Aclo Regent Mark III. 125 HP

Bussen ACLO Leyland EL40 de AMDET

ACLO Leyland EL40 de AMDET

Bussen ACLO Regal Geronimo Gnecco de El Condor 1042

ACLO Regal Geronimo Gnecco de (zie ook carroserie El Condor) 1042

Bussen ACLO Cutcsa National

ACLO Cutcsa National

Bussen ACLO mark IV = URUQUAY AEC Verheul

ACLO mark IV = URUQUAY AEC Verheul

Bussen ACLO of Leyland Argentina
ACLO of Leyland Argentina
Bussen ACLO Afiche GrupoACLO Afiche Grupo
Bussen Aclo ex Cutcsa 499
Aclo ex Cutcsa 499
Bussen Aclo Mark IV VerheulAclo Mark IV Verheul
Bussen Aclo Mark VI coche 22 de CUTU
Aclo Mark VI coche 22 de CUTU
Bussen Aclo Verheul Coba 02 Aclo Verheul Coba