Designline Start building city buses back in 1994 for NZ cities some theses buses were built in Ashburton plant in 1994 till 2012 then Designline Bus moved to Rolleston to Rolleston Industy Park and new plant and rename to Designline Bus Pacific months down the track Designline Bus Pacific was sold to GBV (Global Bus Ventures) As the years passed by, our reputation grew, orders flowed in and staff numbers built. As the business grew the company moved to larger premises and, again, to even larger premises.
GBV moved operation to a new 8450 m2 purpose built facility in 2012, at the IZone in Rolleston. Production accelerated where it took just 19 days to take a coach from a sheet of metal to roadworthy. Our production focus shifted onto city MAN buses and we manufactured over 1200 of the city buses used in New Zealand.
Here are some links with pictures what GBV / Designline made in the production since 1994 to on wards. (Coming Soon)
1990 to 1993 MAN 10.100 (A12) Coachwork/Designline
1991 to 1993 MAN 10.180 (A19) Designline
1994 to 1996 MAN 10.160 (A22) Designline
1994 to 1998 MAN 11.160 (A26) Designline
1994 to 1999 MAN 11.190 (A29) Designline
1999 to 2001 MAN 11.223 (A70) Designline
2001 to 2010 MAN 12.223 (A80) Designline
2008 to 2013 MAN 16.240 (A80a) Designline
2008 to 2010 MAN 16.280 (A80b) Designline
2008 to 2012 MAN 18.280 (A80c) Designline
2013 to 2019 MAN 16.250 (A80d) Designline / GBV
2015 to 2019 MAN 16.290 (A80e) GBV
2016 to 2020 MAN 18.290 (A80f) GBV