Merkavim Ltd. is a modern, top-of-the-line bus manufacturer, jointly owned by Volvo Bus Corporation & Mayer Cars & Trucks Ltd., Operating one of the most advanced production plants in Europe today, the company develops designs & manufactures a large variety of state-of-the-art models.
Steketee Design was asked for the design and engineering of the interior of their top-line coach, the Apollo.
The solid design of the dashboard is a reflection of its rigid construction. With a corrosion resistant, stainless steel body, the bus benefits from valuable attributes such as strength, reliability, durability, easy maintenance and low operational and maintenance costs.
A lot of attention is given to ergonomics. Easy entrance, look and feel and making the dashboard suitable for both a MAN and a Volvo chassis. Engineering was done mainly on location in Israel and in close cooperation with local and international suppliers.