New Flyer Industries Limited
711 Kernaghan Ave |
New Flyer Industries is a bus manufacturer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Flyer was founded in 1930 by John Coval under the name Western Auto and Truck Body Limited. In order to focus on the growing bus industry the name was changed to Western Flyer Coach in 1948.
Starting in 1960, Western Flyer Coach started to focus more on urban transit bus market and in 1971, the company was struggling financially and was sold to Manitoba Development Corporation, a division of the Manitoba Government and changed the name to Flyer Industries Limited.
In July 1986, a Netherlands based bus manufacturer, Den Oudsten Bussen B.V bought Flyer Industries Limited from the Manitoba Government changing the company name to the name known to us today, New Flyer Industries Limited.
In 1991, New Flyer Industries Limited became the first manufacturer to produce a low-floor accessible bus, the D40LF which was sold to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Continuing with this trend, New Flyer Industries Limited became the first manufacturer of the low-floor accessible articulated bus which was sold to Strathcona County Transit.
In March 2002, New Flyer Industries Limited was purchased by KPS Special Situations Fund of New York. Mr. Den Oudsten retired as CEO of New Flyer Industries Limited and was replaced by John Marinucci.
In March 2003, New Flyer Industries Limited was awarded the biggest contract to supply Hybrid Buses by King County Metro of Seattle, WA which was broken a year later by a different company; Orion International.
In October 2003, New Flyer was awarded the first low-floor electric trolleybus contract in Canada by Coast Mountain Bus Company. In December 2003, New Flyer announced that Harvest Partners Incorporated entered into an agreement to purchase New Flyer Industries Limited from KPS Special Situations Fund. Lightyear Capital, a New York-based private equity firm later joined in as a co-investor.
In August 2005, New Flyer announced the closing of an initial public offering in Canada of 20,000 Income Deposit Securities, becoming a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange. New Flyer Industries Limited also introduced a new optional design. The first company to order the new design was Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (now known as TransLink).
Between 2005 and 2009, New Flyer Industries Limited delivered a total of 262 low-floor trolleybuses to the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (now known as TransLink)of which 74 were articulated.
In May 2011, New Flyer Industries came into an agreement with Girardin to distribute New Flyer buses in the Quebec Market. The first customer was CIT Sorel-Varennes to deliver up to 27 New Flyer Xcelsior model.
In May 2012, New Flyer entered into a joint partnership with Alexander Dennis Limited to design a medium-duty low-floor transit bus (Midi-Bus) for the North American Market. New Flyer would handle production and marketing, and Alexander Dennis would handle the engineering and testing. In June 2012 New Flyer, in a joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the Manitoba Government, Manitoba Hydro and Red River College, unveiled a fully electric battery-powered bus.
In January 2013, Brazilian bus manufacturer Marcopolo S.A. acquired a 19.99% stake in New Flyer Industries Limited. In March 2013, New Flyer purchased the aftermarket parts division of Daimler, a division of Orion International as well they acquired some outstanding orders from Orion International. In June 2013, New Flyer purchased North American Bus Industries.
- Crookston, MN (214 5th Ave. SW, Crookston, MN) - Opened in March 1996, final assembly plant.
- St. Cloud, MN (6200 Glenn Carlson Dr., St. Cloud, MN)- Opened in 1999, second US assembly plant.
- Winnipeg, MB (711 Kernaghan Ave., Winnipeg, MB) - Headquarters and Canadian factory
|C = Compressed Natural Gas
D = Diesel
DE = Diesel-Electric Hybrid
E = Electric Trolleybus
F = Fuel Cell
GE = Gasoline-Electric Hybrid
H = Hybrid Diesel-Electric
HE = Hydrogen
L = Liquefied Natural Gas
| 30 = 30 Feet (9.1 Meters)
35 = 35 Feet (11 Meters)
40 = 40 Feet (12 Meters)
41 = 41 Feet (12.5 Meters)
60 = 60 Feet (18 Meters) (Articulated)
|(none) = High-Floor||(none) = Standard Transit|
i = Invero Low-Floor
S = Suburban
V = Viking Coach
| HF = High-Floor
LF = Low-Floor
|(none) = Standard Transit|
A = Bus Rapid Transit "BRT"
|XD35 (2010-Present)||XD40 (2008-Present)|
|35 Foot Low-Floor Diesel transit bus.||40 Foot Low-Floor Diesel transit bus.|
|XD60 (2012-Present)||XDE35 (2010-Present)|
|60 Foot Low-Floor Diesel transit bus.||35 Foot Low-Floor Diesel-Electric transit bus.|
|XDE40 (2008-Present)||XDE60 (2012-Present)|
|40 Foot Low-Floor Diesel-Electric transit bus.||60 Foot Low-Floor Diesel-Electric transit bus.|
|XN35 (2013-Present)||XN40 (2012-Present)|
|35 Foot Low-Floor Compressed Natural Gas transit bus.||60 Foot Low-Floor Compressed Natural Gas transit bus.|
|XN60 (2011-Present)||XT40 (2013-Present)|
|60 Foot Low-Floor Compressed Natural Gas transit bus.||40 Foot Low-Floor Electric-Trolley transit bus.|
|XT60 (2013-Present)||XE40 (2012-Present)|
|60 Foot Low-Floor Electric-Trolley transit bus.||40 Foot Low-Floor Battery-Electric transit bus.|
Developed in association with Alexander Dennis Limited, based off the Enviro200 model in Europe.
|MiDi 30 (2013-Present)||MiDi 35 (2013-Present)|
|30 Foot Medium-Duty Low-Floor transit bus (Midi-Bus)||35 Foot Medium-Duty Low-Floor transit bus (Midi-Bus)|
New Flyer Industries
- 30LFR (2005-2014)
- 35LFR (2005-2014)
- 40LFR (2005-2014)
- 60LFR (2005-2014)
- C30LF (1996-2009)
- D30LF (1996-2009)
- DE30LF (1996-2009)
- DE35LFA (2005-2010)
- D40LFA (2005-2010)
- C40LFA (2005-2010)
- DE40LFA (2005-2010)
- GE40LFA (2005-2010)
- D60LFA (2005-2010)
- DE60LFA (2005-2010)
- D35/D35HF (1988-1997)
- C35LF (1996-2009)
- D35LF (1996-2009)
- DE35LF (1996-2009)
- L35LF (1996-2009)
- C40/C40HF (1987-1999)
- D40/D40HF (1987-1999)
- L40/L40HF (1987-1999)
- C40LF (1989-2013)
- D40LF (1989-2013)
- DE40LF (1989-2013)
- GE40LF (1989-2013)
- L40LF (1989-2013)
- D40i (Inverno) (2001-2007)
- DE40i (Inverno) (2001-2007)
- D40S (1988-1994)
- F40LF (1996)
- HE40LF (2006)
- DE41LF (2007-2009)
- D45S ITV (Vicking) (1998-1999)
- D60/D60HF (Galaxy) (1988-2006)
- E60/E60HF (Galaxy) (1992-1994)
- D60LF (1997-2010)
- DE60LF (1997-2010)
Flyer Industries Limited
- D700 (1968-1974)
- D700A (1968-1974)
- E700 (1968-1973)
- E700A (1968-1973)
- D800 (1974-1981)
- D800B (1974-1981)
- E800 (1974-1978)
- E800A (1974-1978)
- D900 (1978-1980)
- D901 (1980-1986)
- D901A (1980-1986)
- E901A (1981-1982)
- D902 (1984)
- E902 (1982-1984)
- D2001 (Never Produced)
Western Flyer Coach
- Western Flyer (Highway Coach) (1941)
- T-28 (Highway Coach) (1945)
- T-32 (Highway Coach) (1945-1959)
- T-36 (Highway Coach) (1950-1955)
- T-36-2L (Highway Coach) (1955)
- Canuck (Prototype) (1953)
- P-37 Canuck (Prototype) (1955)
- C-40 (Intercity Coach) (1949-1955)
- T-40 (Transit Bus) (1949-1955)
- P-37 Canuck (Intercity Coach) (1955-1958)
- P-41 Canuck (Intercity Coach) (1958-1964)
- D500 Canuck (Transit Bus) (1964-1967)
- D600 Canuck (Transit Bus) (1967-1968)
Western Auto and Truck Body Works
- Buda Lo-525 (1937-1941)