History

1998 1998
1999 1999
2001 2001
2003 2003
2004 2004
2005 2005
2007 2007
2009 2009
2011 2011
2012 2012
2013 2013
2015 2015
2017 2017

1998

Founding of Tribus

Three former employees took the challenging initiative to restart Q-bus, a former semi government undertaking. As the negotiations did not achieve progress, they decided to start a brand new company: Tribus BV

1999

First M1-minibuses according EU-guidelines

Tribus built the first minibuses that meet the new M1 EU Directive 74/408, 76/115, 77/541, 78/932. These minibuses were equipped with stainless steel tracks for fitting seats and wheelchairs. Crash tested, seats with three-point belts.

2001

Introducing new standard wheelchair retraint system

This new wheelchair retraint system has four retractors that tighten themselves vwhen the release button is pressed or by turning the hand wheel. This facility saves a considerable amount of time when a wheelchair is being secured and makes it possible to avoid inappropriate working positions during the process itself.

2003

First Dutch M1 Folding seat

Tribus was the first company who introduced the M1 folding seat in the Netherlands. Flexible, foldable seats with the highest ergonomics and comfort.

2004

Introduction Triflexfloor

Tribus developed a multifunctional aluminum M1 floor consisting of several airline rails to create a flexible layout for seating and wheelchairs, the Triflexfloor. The floor is connected to the body by means of an adhesive bond a few bolts at the back.

2005

Lowered Front Entrance

This on-piece reinforced polyester solutions was miles ahead of the competition in terms of improved access, reliability and durability. No welding, secured through an adhesive bond and bolts.

2007

New concept Low Floor minibus

We developed a brand new chassis for minibuses. A new concept that has no steps to the entrance. Being low floor improves the accessibility of the bus for the public, particularly the elderly and those in wheelchairs.

2009

Introduction TriflexPLUS

Tribus continues to innovate with the development of TriflexPLUS®. A new patented wheelchair retraint system in which the tensioning belts are integrated in the floor. This self tensioning belt is operated mechanically by means of a central lever in the floor. Nothing could be easier.

2011

Introduction Civitas

The Civitas is the first series low-floor minbuses especially developed for public transport providers. The Civitas based on the Fiat Ducato is suitable for 20 passengers: 10 seating and 10 standing. This Civitas can carry up to 20 passengers, and there is accommodation for a wheelchair user.

2012

Introduction TriflexAIR

Tribus unites past and new innovations in the new integrated floor- and seating system TriflexAIR. With high-end materials we created a light weight system that saves fuel and spares the environment. The system is succesfully tested by European safety standards M1.

2013

Safety check control

This electronic secure system takes not only care of a secure check of the wheelchair restraints, but also of the seat belts. This electronic secure system warns the driver in case of incorrect use.

2015

New design TriflexAIR Seat

We created a new design for the TriflexAIR seat. The seat has become lighter, stronger and ergonomic. A top quality design for intensive use.

2017

Introducing 100% electric minibuses

Tribus introduces the first 100% electric minibuses! With a range of 220 km and a total weight under 3500 kg GVW (driving license B), the e-Ducato is one of a kind. Our innovation is rewarded with a Dutch Taxi Innovation Award 2017!

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