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09/25/2018
Franz Kiel Group and Suzhou Industrial Park ARSALE Automotive Products Co. Ltd. create a Joint Venture in China.
Nördlingen, Suzhou 25th of September 2018 –Franz Kiel Group and Suzhou Industrial Park ARSALE Automotive Products Co. Ltd. create a Joint Venture in China.
Based on its strategy of increasing the global footprint the German KIEL will create together with SUZHOU INDUSTRIAL PARK ARSALE AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS CO. LTD. (short “ARSALE”) a Joint Venture company in the People´s Republic of China (PRC).
09/19/2018
The perfect seat for every bus and every passenger: Franz Kiel GmbH presents tried-and-tested models and new products to suit all requirements at the IAA 2018
Nördlingen, 20/9/2018 – This year’s IAA in Hanover, which takes place from 20th to 27th September 2018, will once again see Franz Kiel GmbH present its extensive range of bus seats to suit all requirements. The traditional company is presenting its tried-and-tested products together with updated models in the local (“City” product line), regional (“Intercity” product line) and intercity (“Coach” product line) travel segments at its modern, open exhibition stand.
Kiel sets great store by modern, brand-specific design and increased ergonomics across all its models. The manufacturer fulfils the crucial desire for greater efficiency through the use of modern materials to reduce weight to the absolute minimum, while innovative features live up to the demands of digitalisation.

09/18/2018
Innotrans 2018: Kiel presents optimised models and a range of innovations
Nördlingen, 18/9/2018 – This year’s Innotrans in Berlin, which takes place from 18th to 21st September 2018, will once again see Franz Kiel GmbH present its extensive range of bus seats to suit all requirements. The traditional company – which stands as one of the leading manufacturers of seating systems for commercial vehicles and public transport in Europe – will be presenting several classic and new products for the regional, local and intercity segments on its newly designed open exhibition stand. They all have one thing in common: they combine quality, efficiency, individuality and safety with innovative ideas and attractive design in true Kiel style.
10/19/2017
With the new Avance X generation of travel seats, Kiel is setting new standards for bus seats
• The Kiel classic Avance is to be re-released as the new Avance X
• The state-of-the-art design, many extras, perfect ergonomics, high passenger safety and lightweight construction make the new Avance X a real hit

Nördlingen, 19.10.2017 - For 15 years it has been a popular classic that has now been installed in thousands of buses for a total of over one million times: the Avance seat from Kiel. With the new version, the "Avance X", Kiel is now showing how a classic can be perfectly adapted to the demands of our time: At Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium, from 20 to 25 October 2017, the traditional German company based in Nördlingen, Germany, will be presenting the Avance X in the comfort levels "Basic" and "Comfort" to the public for the first time. In addition, there will be the "Luxury" comfort level.The Avance X boasts an ultra-modern design and many extras, high ergonomics and passenger safety as well as low weight and, thanks to its special technical concept, also easily meets individual customer requirements.
09/21/2016
The right seat for every bus and every passenger: Franz Kiel GmbH presents classic and redesigned bus seats for all requirements at the IAA 2016
Nördlingen, 21.09.2016 – Once again, Franz Kiel GmbH will be presenting its comprehensive range of bus seating solutions at this year's IAA in Hannover on
22-29 September. The long-established company will be displaying both classic and extensively redesigned models for local (product line: 'City'), regional (product line: 'Intercity') and long-distance (product line 'Coach') transport.
For Kiel, it is of great importance that all of its models have a modern, brand-specific design with enhanced ergonomics. Kiel satisfies the all-important demand for cost-effectiveness by employing modern materials to maximise weight reduction. The trend towards digitalisation is reflected in the innovative equipment details.