CAIO completes the delivery of 450 Apache VIP 5 units for Angola with Volkswagen chassis


12 May 2022

Angola is one of the African countries with the largest commercial exchange with Brazil and headquarters of subsidiaries of many Brazilian companies. Also, it can be considered one of the biggest clients of the bodybuilder Caio on the other side of the Atlantic. This, thanks to the arrival of the last batch of caio Apache VIP units for urban routes, which allows totaling the delivery of 450 Caio brand vehicles for Angolan collective transport, with the arrival of the last contingent of 45 units.

Klaus Von Winckler, who is part of Caio's team of representatives for the foreign market, explains: “This batch, which completes an order of 99 units for the client, landed in the second half of March. At this stage, the vehicles are being prepared for delivery to the collective transport operator, so that operations can begin."

Responsible for a representation of Volkswagen dealers from Brazil in Angola, the Asperbras Group is responsible for the sale of buses, PDI and preparation of vehicles for the installation of the necessary elements in the bodywork. Some of these components, such as collection for electronic tickets and fleet control, are managed by Pait consultancy.

Ivo Marco Belucci, Export Manager at Caio, comments “We recently received very positive feedback from the customer, who praised the performance and performance of the Apache VIPs in operation. It is a great incentive for us to continue offering more and more, the best, for our business partners”.

With a length of 10.50 m, front boarding and a total capacity for 74 passengers, the generation four Apache VIPs are equipped with air conditioning and tinted glass windows to provide thermal comfort during the journey.

To facilitate the entry and exit of passengers, all units are equipped with a folding step. Seats reserved for people with reduced mobility and the elderly complement care with accessibility.

The passenger seats are ergonomic, easy to clean and maintain. Focused on safety during transport, Apache VIPs have bellows-type doors, with electro-pneumatic drive and locks, which prevent unexpected openings during the journey. Anti-evasion shields were installed near the turnstile, next to the collector. All buses have protective barriers against the coronavirus, for the driver and the conductor, very important to maintain biosecurity.

LED lighting, electromechanical windlass and preparation for the electronic ticket system complement the differentials of the vehicles. Electronic itineraries, also in amber LEDs, were installed at various points on the bodywork, so that passengers have better visibility of the itinerary.