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Brazilian bus maker to buy 20% of NEW FLYER

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Weren't they conected with Dina/Viaggio (who got bought out, and ended up in the same family as MCI for awhile?) I remember seeing all thre names on those MCI-like coaches I would occasionally see in the 90's.

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Isn't Marcopolo only buying shares? I have an article which I won't quote due to length, If anyone would be interested in reading, click the link.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/brazilian-bus-firm-loads-up-stake-in-new-flyer-industries/article7716338/

 

 

Also a direct link to Marcopolo's webpage.

http://www.marcopolo.com.br/website/2011/marcopolo/pt

 

And prodct selection:

Rodoviário G7 = Motorcoaches
 
Intermunicipais = Intermunicipals (transit coaches)
 
Urbanos = Transit Buses
 
Micros = Mid Sized Buses
 
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Isn't Marcopolo only buying shares? I have an article which I won't quote due to length, If anyone would be interested in reading, click the link.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/brazilian-bus-firm-loads-up-stake-in-new-flyer-industries/article7716338/

 

 

Also a direct link to Marcopolo's webpage, via the product section.

http://www.marcopolo.com.br/website/2011/marcopolo/pt/produtos/produto/torino#!prettyPhoto[gallery_produto]/10/

Don't think this is a good thing. It's like Chrysler and Fiat.

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Don't think this is a good thing. It's like Chrysler and Fiat.

I don't see it like that, though it is very odd.

 

Also, actually check out their products. Most don't seem like they'd fair well here. Main observation, interior é apertado I mean the interior is cramped. If there isn't any space for you guys on a LFS,  then a "Torino" or "Viale" would be pure hell to you.

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As long as New Flyer's don't start looking like their buses.... I do not like the way those MARCO POLO buses look...

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As long as New Flyer shells dont start coming from Brazil.

 

Unlikely - building the shells in Manitoba helps New Flyer meet Canadian content rules.

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Unlikely - building the shells in Manitoba helps New Flyer meet Canadian content rules.

True but I could see them wanting to farm out some work to lower cost Brazil.

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I personally liked those Marcopolo's, but only based on looks. I've heard (and witnessed) a lot of problems with the engine and the handling when they were in Chicago.

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True but I could see them wanting to farm out some work to lower cost Brazil.

 

Perhaps, but it would likely be very limited.  New Flyer and Nova have to maintain a certain percentage of content that is Canadian and a percentage that is U.S. 

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