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Solaris bus company looks to markets in South Caucasus

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Nick Hodge 19.12.2014 09:27
Polish automotive producer Solaris Bus & Coach sees a lot of potential for sales to the public transport sector in the region, especially in Azerbaijan.

Solaris bus. Photo: wikipedia

Zbigniew Palenica, the company's representative, took part in a Polish-Azerbaijani business forum earlier in December.

“The South Caucasus market has a lot of potential,” Palenica said.

He added that in Azerbaijan, there is a lot to be done in terms of public transport development and investment.

Currently, it is mostly companies from the Far East that are active there.

He said he talked to local companies that were interested in simple vehicles. Solaris, however, would prefer to export more advanced products.

“So we will wait for a larger, centrally-managed project, because only projects managed by the central government can bring real change in reforming public transport,” Palenica said.

Solaris also aims to enter the markets of Georgia and Armenia.

“Azerbaijan is the wealthiest, but all the Caucasian countries are of interest to us,” Palenica said.

In Georgia, for example, the company is expecting to sign on a contract for gas-powered buses. (kw)

Source: PAP

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