Our History

Our History

ASCABUS was founded on 09/21/1976 by the companies “Ayats, Beulas, Burillo, Camelsa, Castrosua, Ciscar, Ferqui, Icas, Icasa, Indecasa, Irizar, Noge, Obradors, Silgar, Maiso, Ugarte and Unicar, as a member of the Spanish Metal Confederation (Confemetal), the metal branch within the CEOE (Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations) being its main activity the manufacture of bus and coach bodies, being the coordinator for the formation of the association and first president, D. Emilio Ugarte Martínez.

In 1983, the company moved its headquarters to ANFAC (Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers) as an associate. Throughout our history, there have been members joining and leaving the association, which have shaped the current composition of the association.

At present, Ascabus is made up of 100% of the Spanish bus and coach body manufacturers.