15 Setra low-floor buses for regular-service fleet in Germany’s Rhine-Main region – Nov 28, 2013– Gross-Zimmern, Germany (Techreleased) –The bus company Winzenhöler from Gross-Zimmern in the German state of Hesse has once again won the Europe-wide tender to operate six bus routes within the Rhine-Main public transport network and at the same time boosted its fleet with the acquisition of a total of 15 new Setra low-floor buses. Collection of the fleet of new vehicles in Neu-Ulm made for an eventful day out for the company and its employees, along with their partners and children.
Transport operator Winzenhöler had already been active on the six bus routes, that are now being re-awarded, since 2005. The company will be supported in future by two sub-contractors, travel company Reisedienst Pfeifer in Lindenfels-Schlierbach and bus operator Schröder, based in the same town. These two companies will each take on two vehicles from the new allocation. According to European Union directives, it was necessary to put the contract out to tender again after eight years (2005-2013). Among the tendering criteria, the issue of economic efficiency was to prove key to the ultimate decision. “Thanks to our Setra buses, with their excellent value retention, we were clearly able to generate unbeatable advantages, as we were able to submit the economically most favourable offer compared with our competitors”, emphasised Christian Winzenhöler, managing partner of the company.