Coachbuilder Laksana Eyeing Bus Exports to South Africa

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  • All New Tourista bus by the Coachbuilder Laksana. TEMPO/Wawan Priyanto.

    All New Tourista bus by the Coachbuilder Laksana. TEMPO/Wawan Priyanto.

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Coachbuilder Laksana is eyeing bus exports to South Africa. Laksana Bus finance director Alvian Arman said the opportunities to export buses to the country are wide open.

    “We expect to realize it in the near future,” Alvin said yesterday at coachbuilder Laksana plant in Semarang.

    The company plans to export medium and large regular public transport buses, according to Alvin. “They are similar to buses in Indonesia, but will certainly be adjusted to the regulations and requirements of the said country,” he said.

    Coachbuilder Laksana has been exporting various types of buses to Fiji since 2009, Alvin said. In Indonesia, consumers usually purchase the chassis themselves while Laksana builds the bodies, he added. “As for exports, we supply the chassis and bodies. But it depends on consumers’ request,” he said.

    The company turns 40 this year, celebrating it by launching All New Tourista bus. Together with Legacy type, Tourista is one of the company’s leading products. The company has produced 4,200 units of Tourista bus since being introduced in 2012. Laksana plans to offer All New Tourista in various passenger capacities.

    WAWAN PRIYANTO