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Busworld Southeast Asia 2024 a roaring success

In only its third year, Busworld Southeast Asia cemented its position as a premier platform for the bus and coach industry

Thousands of visitors descended upon Jakarta last month to celebrate the third edition of Busworld Southeast Asia.

Providing an interesting look into the bus market, the event highlighted the latest technological innovations in the region and offered a platform for networking.

Featuring 48 exhibitors from 6 countries, including 6 vehicle exhibitors and 42 suppliers of components and accessories, the successful event reflected the growing global interest in Southeast Asia’s dynamic bus market.

Adiputro, a major Indonesian bodybuilder presented a diverse range of buses, including a double-decker (Volvo B11R chassis), a single-decker coach (Mercedes-Benz chassis), and the fifth generation of the Jetbus series.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024, New Armada showcased five vehicles, including the premiere of the Vision 8 Touring with a unique single glass design and the Aero8SLR sleeper bus.

Known for their dedication to safety, Laksana presented a 12-meter e-bus developed with Hyundai and a new half sleeper, half executive class model.

Family-owned Tentrem introduced the Velocity W5 designed for the Transjakarta BRT line, and the luxurious Avante H8 Grand Captain coach.

Golden Dragon (SAG) showcased three electric buses, including the 6-meter All Star for urban last-mile operations and the 12-meter E-Bus Low Entrance, while Petrosea together with the Universitas Indonesia highlighted their diesel bus conversion into an LFP battery EV bus.

The exhibition also featured a diverse array of components and accessories from ranging from advanced seating solutions to innovative fire extinguishing systems.

With tough competition all round, winners from the event were:

Press awards in the Coach Category

– Sustainability Award: Adiputro – JETBUS 5 SDD

– Design Award: New Armada – Skylander Vision 8 Touring

– Safety Award: Laksana – Legacy SR3 Suites Combi

Press awards in the Bus Category

-Technical Achievement Award: Tentrem – Velocity W5

-Design Award: SAG – Golden Dragon 12 M E-Bus Low Entrance

Press awards in the Supplier Category

-Safety Award: Telma

-Innovation Award: Stonkam

Visitor Awards by voting

– Most Innovative Coach: JETBUS 5 MHD – Single Glas by Adiputro

– Most Favorite Coach: Skylander Vision 8 Touring by New Armada

– Most Favorite E-Bus: E-cityline 3 by Laksana

Busworld Member Achievement: Songz

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