A lasting love for NEOPLAN that started 40 years ago
Biendl Reisen was handed over their 75th NEOPLAN in the anniversary year.
From the proximity of the company headquarters in Straubing to the NEOPLAN factory in Pilsting, a long-standing relationship has evolved between Biendl Reisen and the bus manufacturer which is part of MAN Truck & Bus since 2001. Richard Gsottberger Sr. purchased his first NEOPLAN, a Jetliner, as early as in 1976. At the 40th anniversary, he was handed over a NEOPLAN again - this time a Skyliner. At the same time, the prominent red double-decker is the 75th NEOPLAN of the company.
"Over the years, we have always been satisfied with NEOPLAN buses. Given all this, why would we want to go for anything else?" Richard Gsottberger Jr. explains the strong loyalty to the brand. As a result, 23 out of Biendl Reisen's fleet of 25 vehicles bear the NEOPLAN logo. "Furthermore, we have a very good service station close to us. This means we are perfectly catered for by MAN and NEOPLAN in every respect."
The anniversary vehicle is a highly-equipped NEOPLAN Skyliner. Among other features, this includes power outlets at several seats enabling a convenient use of electronic devices. Also on board are the anti-lock braking system ABS, the anti-slip regulation ASR and the electronic brake system EBS, as well as an electronic brake pad wear indicator. Electronically controlled MAN CDS (ComfortDriveSuspension) shock absorbers provide exceptional comfort. Thanks to its 505 HP (371 kW), the 6-cylinder Euro6 D2676 diesel engine provides excellent power for a fast journey.
Along with the NEOPLAN Skyliner, Richard Gsottberger Jr. and Sr. were also handed over a NEOPLAN Cityliner from salesman Edgar Binder, who has managed the company's account from the beginning. Both vehicles are planned to be used for scheduled excursions from the company's offer, international journeys and transporting BMW employees between Munich and Dingolfing. Moreover, Biendl Reisen also provides transport services to many sports organizations such as the ice hockey team Straubing Tigers.