Start up of business using wood as raw material in the coach and bus body building.
Salvador Caetano introduces in Portugal the use of steel in coach and bus body manufacturing.
The new plant in Gaia starts its activity.
First coaches are exported to England.
Gaia plant is certified for its QUALITY SYSTEM in accordance with the European regulation NP EN 29002:1988 (5th certificate and 1st in the automotive sector in Portugal).
Start of production of COBUS airfield buses.
Optimo is elected the “Mini/Midi bus of the year” in the United Kingdom.
Gaia plant is certified for its Quality System in accordance with the European regulation NP EN ISO 9001:1995 .
“GREEN PROGRAMME” was launched to steer the environmental activities of the company.
Model ENIGMA is awarded by the Portuguese Design Centre.
Start of business of CaetanoBus, Fabricação de Carroçarias, S.A.;
Construction of the first city buses in aluminum for Connexxion, in the Netherlands.
Certification according to NP EN ISO 14001:1999 APCER.
CaetanoBus S.A introduces the first coach in Europe with front entrance accessibility for wheelchair users.
Portuguese Design Centre awards prize Sena da Silva to COBUS 3001.
The German participation in the capital of the company ended in January 2010, and Salvador Caetano Group acquired all the shares formerly held by Daimler.
Honourable Mention in the Design Management European Awards;
Honourable Mention in the Green Project Awards for the 100% electric bus.
Presentation of the facelift of the Winner model;
CAETANOBUS is finalist in the European Business Awards 2012-2013 in the Innovation category;
Delivery of 34 CNG city buses on MAN chassis to the English market.
CAETANOBUS begins exporting CKD kits for the new plant of Salvador Caetano Industry in China - Brilliance Caetano.
Launch of E.COBUS - the first 100% electric bus for exclusive use at airports. The project known internally as Diesel to Electric Upgrade consists of the conversion of used diesel buses in new fully electric vehicles;
CaetanoBus has secured a contract to deliver 20 Lion's City Midi units to Gibraltar.
CaetanoBus wins the Inovação NOS award - Big Companies category, with the e.COBUS business model; Delivery of 6 e.COBUS to the Stuttgart Airport; Development of a Double Decker Bus to the premium tourism segment; Launch of the new COBUS 3002; Launch of the new minibus iTRABUS S33; Delivery of 127 MAN Lion´s City Midi to the Bahrain; Certification OHSAS 18001:2007 / NP 4397:2008.
Launch of the new Double Decker Coach;
Apresentation of TOPAS - Interactive bus to the Porto and the North of Portugal Tourism.