Photography by: courtesy Iveco Bus

A MAJOR European women’s sports tournament will use a premium range of Transdev-operated Iveco coaches to transport players across France this month, it’s reported recently.

France will host the 13th European Women’s Handball Championship this month, using 21 Iveco Magelys coaches to transport the teams.

Between November 29 - December 16, 2018, France will host the 13th European Women’s Handball Championship. Isilines by Transdev – the official operator of the Men’s French Handball Team in partnership with the French Handball Federation – will use 21 Magelys coaches to transport the teams.

This is the first time in its history that the Championship will be held in France, where handball teams from 16 nations will compete.

Isilines will run the coaches within the five French cities chosen to host the competition: Montbéliard, Nancy, Nantes, Brest and Paris.

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By partnering with the European Women’s Handball Championship, Iveco Bus once again confirms its role as a ‘reference partner’ for major sporting events on the national and international scales, it says.

Sylvain Blaise, Iveco vice president for the company’s worldwide activities, said: "This 13th edition of European Women’s Handball Championship in our country [France] is an historic event, and we are proud to have once again been chosen as a reference partner with our Magelys. Commitment, performance and team spirit: these are the values that unite us, and we are proud to bring together industrial and sporting excellence!" he added.



The Magelys coach - voted International Coach of the Year 2016 - is the flagship of the Iveco bus range. Designed and engineered to offer incomparable comfort and safety, its elegant design and its overhead side panels provide a panoramic view of the exterior and excellent interior lighting, says Iveco. A large windscreen completes the package, for exceptional visibility and safety for both the driver and the passengers it adds.

Its Iveco Cursor 9 engine delivers 400hp and uses selective catalytic reduction (SCR) – without use of EGR – to control pollutant emissions, for more sustainability.

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Magelys also boasts a robust self-supporting structure hardened in a ‘cataphoretic’ coating to ensure long-lasting protection against corrosion, the company states. It is designed to pass the R66/02 rollover test, an international regulation which ensures passengers receive maximum protection if the vehicle overturns. It is also equipped with the latest technological innovations such as the LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System) and AEBS (Advanced Emergency Braking System) automatic braking.

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Iveco Bus is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a global leader in capital goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange and on the Borsa Italiana in Milan, it states.

A major player in the field of public transport, and among the leading bus and coach manufacturers in Europe, Iveco Bus designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of vehicles that meets all the needs of public and private operators:

- school, intercity and tourism coaches (Crossway, Evadys and Magelys)

- standard and articulated city buses, including BRT dedicated versions, with a strong leadership in clean technologies such as CNG and hybrids (Urbanway and Crealis)

- minibuses for all passenger transport missions (Daily)

- different chassis for bodybuilders.

Iveco Bus employs more than 5,000 people across two production units, in Annonay, France and in Vysoké Myto, Czech Republic. Both factories were awarded the bronze medal in 2013 following their WCM (World Class Manufacturing) audits, an international methodology for managing manufacturing processes according to best standards worldwide.


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