The history of this company could be dated back to 1919
when Menarini was established by Ettore Menarini as a car body works
specialised in refurbishment. In 1925, the company expanded its business
to building bodies for cars and taxis with its own plant and machinery.
After that, the company switched the business to
commercial vehicle bodies like buses, vans, ambulances, lories and truck
cabins. By the beginning of World War II, the bus production dominated
the factory's output. During the war, the factory produced
military vehicles but later production stopped owing to damage by air
raid and acquisition by the Allied Army.
It was not until 1952 that the factory was restored
and resumed production of buses. With the help of new factory completed
in 1960, modern bodies including integral ones were built.
Inbus was founded in 1977 from the union of
Breda, De Simon, Sicca and Sofer to beat Iveco.
Several models were built and became popular in
Italy. The consortium was disbanded in 1987 but
the Inbus models remained in production under
the name of Bredabus
In 1989, Menarini was purchased by Breda Costruzioni
Ferroviarie and the trademark BredaMenarinibus was established.
BredaMenarinibus M 231 MU
BredaMenarinibus M 240
Breda Menarinibus M 340 S
Inbus U 210 (Italy)
Anthony's Bus Homepage
26 August 2012