THE REASON WE’RE ONE OF THE NATION’S TOP BUS MANUFACTURERS …
At Collins, we know that building a better bus means engineering a stronger vehicle. The two go hand-in-hand without exception, and it wouldn’t be possible without Collins’ strict Lean manufacturing process. Together, all three deliver a kind of quality that has set Collins apart in the industry. Here’s a look at our engineering in detail:
Extraordinary structural integrity:
Collins’ one-piece bus design delivers an unrelenting structure that modular buses simply can’t. Like the hull of a ship, Collins’ proprietary design features high-strength, low-allow tubular steel, forming a roof bow system that joins the bus’ interlocking wall and floor beams. The result? Crush-resistant strength to protect our passengers.
Engineered with safety in mind:
Collins’ engineering team makes safety a priority, and our bus design reflects that, especially with our driver sight line. With a windshield that spans nearly 700 sq. in., Collins delivers the highest visibility in a Type A bus — 30% more than other models. Our buses also feature a unique side window to monitor passengers as they enter and exit for added safety.
What is Kaizen?
Kaizen is a lean-production process where Collins employees proactively work together to achieve regular, incremental improvements to the manufacturing process. Here, goals are set and results are measured to ensure Collins remains the leader among bus manufacturers in unrelenting quality. Come visit our factory. One tour, and you’ll see the difference instantly.
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For more than half a century, innovation has driven Collins to the forefront of the bus industry. Our responsiveness to your needs has not only made us the nation’s largest Type A school bus manufacturer, but it’s propelled Collins into other market segments. We can build on any chassis and customize any seating plan or fuel option:
Whether you’re looking for a Ford bus, a Chevy bus or another brand, Collins has the largest supply of chassis offerings waiting at Collins’ production facility. Single- or Dual rear-wheel design, we’re ready to build your bus with an unrivaled lead time. Flexible to your schedule, we're also flexible to your needs, which brings us to configurations …
With an infinite number of bus floorplans, Collins can be configured for any bus market. Thanks to consistent seat back thickness, your Collins seating platform is changeable and upgradeable. Single or bench seat? Child restraint or 3-point harness? Or perhaps you have an exclusive seat design in mind. Collins brings flexibility to the next level.
Collins is proud to deliver alternative fuel options to keep our world green and our buses efficient. We offer propane buses that reduce hydrocarbons by 70%, carbon monoxide by 50% and NO(2) and CO(2) by 20%, and a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) system that provides a renewable fuel solution less expensive than gas. In short, go yellow to save green.
After 50 years of quality innovation in the school bus industry, Collins reminds passengers of all abilities that there’s always room for more. With the all-new Collins Low-Floor school bus designs, wheelchair accessibility has been taken to new heights. More than just innovation in structure and safety, this is innovation that’s accessible.
THE BEST BUS DESIGNS COME WITH …
With this kind of backing and our commitment to engineering and innovation, rest assured Collins will remain the bus brand you can trust for another 50 years.