Buses and coaches

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Buses and coaches2017-03-22T14:55:00+00:00

Buses and coaches

The bus and coach market is increasingly realising the advantages of aluminium thanks to its corrosion resistance, durability, welding properties, and recyclability. Lightweighting is also a key consideration as it improves fuel economy, reduces emissions, and cuts the total cost of ownership for bus and coach operators. Aluminium gives bus and coach designers complete freedom to create safe and innovative mass transport solutions.

Aludium supplies alloys in a range of dimensions suitable for bus and coach manufacture. For structural sections, we can provide a wide range of products in coils, slit coils, shates, and sheets to meet the needs of existing production lines.

Through our in-house Aludium Transportation Centre, part of Cindal R&D, we work directly with OEMs to develop the best materials, solutions, and processes for bus and coach applications. We can also work with OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to create processing solutions and alloys which meet the challenges they face.

Aludium produces alloys which are used in the manufacture of bus and coach components including:

  • Access hatches for luggage and motor compartments
  • Brake systems and housings
  • Fuel and oil tanks
  • Heat exchangers and shields
  • Structural parts

See below to find out more about Aludium’s portfolio.

Alloy Products Condition Temper
1xxx, 3xxx, 5xxx, 8xxx Coils, shates, sheets, strips Mill Finish O/ – H1x, H11 – H2x, H3x
Thickness Width
0.10 – 10 – mm 20 – 1700 mm