Adler Mannheim places trust in Setra

Adler Mannheim places trust in Setra
October 2014
  • Holger Tours GmbH takes delivery of double-decker bus with Euro VI engine
  • S 431 DT new team bus of the Baden DEL ice hockey club
  • Luxury bus also at the disposal of the youth team
Stuttgart/Mannheim. The team of the ice hockey club "Adler Mannheim" has a new team bus in the form of an S 431 DT. Holger Schmidt, owner of "Holger Tours GmbH" and of the Setra TopClass 400 double-decker bus, took delivery of the Euro VI luxury bus to the sound of cheers from club supporters who had travelled with him to the Setra customer centre.
S 431 DT luxury bus for ice hockey pros and their juniors
Around 20 of the most loyal fans had won the trip to Neu-Ulm in the "Catch the Bus" campaign. The "Holger Tours GmbH" bus is fitted with 65 seats, five club tables, separate refrigerators and an additional cupboard for the blade sharpening machine. It serves the pros in the German ice hockey league (DEL) for journeys to the games and training camps and is also available to the junior players. Holger Schmidt commented: "During the season the bus will on average be out on the road up to three days a week exclusively for the Adler team, and on the other days its applications will include our journeys throughout Europe." The passengers will then be able to make themselves comfortable on seats which bear the Mannheim city colours blue, white and red plus the club logo of the six-times German ice hockey champion.
Matthias Binder was also keen to be at the official unveiling of the S 431 DT. The manager of the traditional Baden club was involved in the purchasing decision and together with Holger Schmidt determined the vehicle's equipment:
"For us the S 431 DT from Setra represents something very special, as players and members of the coaching team build up a close relationship with the bus, in which we are often out on the road for several days at a time. With the double-decker bus we know that they are in safe hands at all times."
The Setra touring coach's equipment includes adaptive cruise control with Active Brake Assist (BAS PLUS), Attention Assist (ATAS), a hill holder and rear-view cameras right and left, ensuring the driver an optimum overview along the sides of the vehicle.
Holger Tours bus partner of the Baden club for 13 years
Holger Tours GmbH was founded in 1998 and since 2001 it has been the partner of the Mannheim Adlers, which is one of the founding clubs of the German ice hockey league (DEL). In 2004 Holger Tours also took over the company M.O.G. Reisen and today is also active in rental and occasional transport as well as operating in the fields of school transport, travel for the disabled and business service.
S 431 DT double-decker buses with a Euro VI engine
The Setra TopClass 400 was superseded this year by the TopClass 500. The S 431 DT double-decker buses with a Euro VI drive system of the "Blue Efficiency Power" engine generation continue to be part of the current product range, however.These Setra TopClass 400 buses boast over 40 new features in comparison to their Euro V predecessors. These include a revised cockpit with a new multifunction steering wheel, two access steps as standard and a 23 centimetre wider luggage compartment door.

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The new S 431 DT double-decker bus for the Mannheim Adlers.
Heinz Friedrich, Setra brand spokesman for Germany (right), hands over the new S 431 DT to bus operator Holger Schmidt (centre) and Matthias Binder, manager of the ice hockey club Adler Mannheim.
The seats in the Mannheim city colours also sport the club´s logo.
Three cheers for the new vehicle. Some fans also travelled to the official handover of the new Setra team bus to the Mannheim Adlers.