Libchavy (Sdružení Opravárenství a Rozvoje) is a Czech
manufacturer of buses for urban, intercity and tourist traffic and
trolleybuses. It was established in
Libchavy in 1991.
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Until 1990, the company produced and repaired agricultural
machinery. Then privatization took place and the new company was
registered on 6 December 1991. The manufacturer was established with
business intent to focus on the design, production, sale and service
of buses. The company management decided for the design of a 7.5 m
long bus which would use both the body and chassis of own design and
engine-gearbox assembly from prominent world manufacturers.
The production of buses was introduced here by Jaroslav Trnka, the
former director of
Karosa Vysoké Mýto, and his team. Design works
were initiated at the end of 1992 and already at the end of 1993,
first buses with Perkins motor and Voith gearbox were sold in 1994 to
Kadaň. The company produced a wide range of different sizes of buses
(8.5 m, 9.5 m, 10.5 m, 12 m, 13.5 m and 18 m long).
Libchavy is currently producing about 750 vehicles per
year and is the second largest manufacturer of buses in the Czech
Republic, behind Iveco-Karosa. About one third is delivered abroad.
The company have offices in the Baltics, Slovakia, Poland, or Russia.
Their buses run for example in the Czech capital Prague, or Slovak
It manufactures medium-class buses with occupation rate from 25 to 51
sitting and total occupation rate up to 161 passengers. These buses
are manufactured on the basis of the company own design. As a matter
of course, they provide service, repairs and sale of spare parts.
In 2015, SOR
Libchavy recorded an increase of production by 31 %
and revenues increased by 42 %. The company currently sells
(2017) city (SOR NS, NB, NBG, BN, BNG), intercity (SOR C, CN, CNG, LH)
and electric buses (SOR EBN, NS) and one model of trolleybus (SOR
City bus SOR BN 12
Intercity bus SOR CN 10,5
Electric bus SOR NS
Trolleybus SOR TNB 18
^ a b "Tržby čtyři miliardy, 751 prodaných autobusů. SOR Libchavy
hlásí rekordy". iDNES.cz. 14 August 2016.
^ Harák, Martin (2017). Autobusy SOR: historie, vývoj, technika,
modifikace. Grada Publishing. p. 10. ISBN 8027199050.
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