It’s official at last: the manufacturer of 85 new trolleybuses for Kaunas has been revealed!
This tender lasted a long time and was not easy: there was ан appeal to the court from a manufacturer because of the terms of the procurement, the offer submitted by another participant was rejected. However, today, on October 3, 2018, there will be the closing stage of the signing ceremony. The representatives of Polish manufacturer (recently acquired by the Spanish concern CAF) Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. and UAB Kauno autobusai will exhange the signed contracts of the delivery of 85 new trolleybuses Solaris Trollino 12.
This ceremony will be attended by Mindaugas Grigelis, Managing Director of Kauno autobusai, and Karolis Dekeris, Marketing Director of this company. Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. will be represented by Krzysztof Kowalski (Director in the Baltic States), Maksim Bazan (regional manager), as well as Donatas Mačiulis (Lithuanian Regional Head of the representative office Solaris Bus & Coach Latvia), 2nd Secretary of the Polish Embassy in Lithuania Dawid Tomaszewski, as well as representatives of the Administration of Kaunas City Municipality: Deputy Mayor Simonas Kairys, Deputy Director General Vilius Šiliauskas, Chairman of the Sport, Tourism and Leisure Committee Andrius Palionis, Head of the Transport and Traffic organization department Paulius Keras.
More details about the dates of delivery of new trolleybuses, their prices, equipment in trolleybuses etc. will be provided soon. Stay tuned, please!