E-buses are MCV's driver (by

06 December 2022

MCV is active worldwide: with plants in Egypt, Singapore and South Africa, MCV is represented on the bus market as a global player, because the buses built on Mercedes-Benz chassis in the plants sell well. The company secret is quickly discovered: With a thoroughly Swabian philosophy, MCV was founded in 1994 as a general agency of Daimler and has adapted optimally to market requirements. Experience from the CKD assembly of buses was more than helpful. In 2006, production began under the company's own brand name.

Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles (MCV) from Egypt stated at the IAA 2016 that it had not yet set its sights on the German market, but that it was an interesting one. Now MCV Germany has been established. On October 04, 2022, MCV Deutschland GmbH launched its operational activities. The German subsidiary focuses on the sales and maintenance of city and intercity buses with electric drive (battery and fuel cell).


MCV C 127 EV

MCV Deutschland GmbH, which has its German headquarters in Bestwig, North Rhine-Westphalia at the company STS Schneider Technik und Service GmbH, concentrates on the sales and maintenance of MCV city and intercity buses.The presentation of an integral, fully electric low-floor bus for the German market is planned for March 2023, as Jochen Grau explains in an interview with No chassis body, neither on the BEV basis of Volvo Bus nor Mercedes-Benz. That sounds exciting! MCV Germany is still holding back on further technical details. But: Because there will also be an FCEV variant in addition to the BEV, an H2 filling station is already being planned at the new service site of the German branch. The new site in Meschede will be geared to the needs of alternatively powered commercial vehicles and is scheduled for completion in 2023. This is also where the new electric bus will be unveiled next year, the German version of which will be called the MCV C 127 EV. Smart detail solutions are intended to set the product apart from the competition, but MCV does not want to revolutionize the e-bus market - neither with lightweight construction nor with batteries in the floor.


The team

In the first step, Pierre Dellori could be won as managing director for the sales department. After various positions at Iveco, Solaris, Konvekta and Iveco Bus, he brings with him the relevant expertise for the bus business. In recent years, he has dedicated himself to the topic of electromobility in the bus sector. He will now bring this know-how to MCV Deutschland GmbH.

Jochen Grau also has an extensive bus background. After working for commercial vehicle parts specialist Winkler, EvoBus GmbH and Iveco Bus, he took over marketing and public relations for MCV Deutschland GmbH.

The third member of the group is Uwe Schneider, Managing Director of STS Schneider Technik und Service GmbH, who was a sales representative for Iveco Bus for many years and is still responsible as a service partner for the Italians. Schneider and his company will be responsible for MCV's after-sales activities in Germany. Among other things, he is investing in a new location geared to the needs of alternatively powered commercial vehicles. MCV manufactures around 10,000 buses and 1,500 trucks annually in Egypt. 

Source: (original article LINK - German)