A business partnership spanning 15 years recently saw MAN Truck & Bus South Africa deliver its 1 000th bus to the Cape’s Golden Arrow Bus Services.

Commenting on the successful relationship, Markus Geyer, MD of MAN Truck & Bus SA, said the first bus the company sold to Golden Arrow was a MAN A63 18.232/Explorer which was delivered in 2001. “That was the start of a collaborative partnership – one which has led us to this event, 15 years later, where we are proud to deliver bus number 1000 to the team at Golden Arrow Bus Services.”

Golden Arrow CEO Francois Meyers said he was proud to be part of the collaboration. “This long term relationship has ensured that the R1,4 billion that we have spent on MAN buses over the past 15 years has made us an enduring provider of reliable and safe public transport to the people of Cape Town – with a laudable 97% efficiency ratio.”