IVECO BUS is awarded an order for the delivery of 293 CROSSWAY Low Entry and 77 CROSSWAY buses to the DAKAR DEM DIKK public transport operator for the modernization of public transport services in the Dakar metropolitan area and its suburbs. The deliveries of the first vehicles have begun and will continue until February 2024.
On 15 May 2023, IVECO BUS and DAKAR DEM DIKK signed a contract for this contract including a set of support services. The first batches of the CROSSWAY buses have already arrived in Dakar and the remaining units will be delivered by February 2024. They are suited to DAKAR DEM DIKK's vision to provide a modern and efficient public transport service. The CROSSWAY and CROSSWAY LE selected by DAKAR DEM DIKK are equipped with the 310-hp IVECO Cursor 8 Euro 3 engine. The CROSSWAY models offer 55 seats while the Low Entry version can accommodate 34 seated and 72 standing passengers. They have cataphoresis protection, 3-part front bumpers, UFR ramps, and air-suspended driver seats. In addition to the supply of vehicles, several support and knowledge transfer measures have been included in this contract, such as the supply of a batch of spare parts
and tools and the provision of documentation. The manufacturer will also provide technical training as well as assistance and technical support to the vehicles. "We are delighted with this first contract in Senegal, which demonstrates IVECO BUS's ability to offer mobility solutions that are perfectly adapted to local contexts. We are proud to support DAKAR DEM DIKK also with our training and support services to the local development of the skills and know-how essential to guarantee an excellent level of service for the vehicles," said Gauthier Ricord, Head of IVECO BUS Africa and Middle East Commercial Operations. This first major success in Senegal with the CROSSWAY range is a new step in the development of IVECO BUS’s presence on the African continent.