BredaMenarinibus S.p.A.

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 (Italy)

BredaMenarinibus M 240 (Italy)

Breda Menarinibus M 340 S (Italy)

Inbus U 210 (Italy)

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