Becker-Reisen GmbH & Co. KG based in Bad Endbach near Marburg is celebrating a notable milestone in the guise of an S 516 HD. The touring coach from the ComfortClass 500 is the 100th new Setra vehicle to be added to the Hessian company’s fleet, which now comprises some 54 coaches.
Fitted with the latest safety and assistance systems, the new coach was already attracting the attention of quite a number of Norwegians just a few days after its handover ceremony, which was celebrated in the presence of 50 invited passengers. This is because the maiden voyage of the coach took it on a trip to Oslo.
Close links to the Setra brand for over 50 years
As a company, Becker was established in 1935 by Karl Becker who with his first coach drove workers to motorway construction sites, among other things, and also offered excursions throughout the German region of Hesse. In 1963 the company ordered its first Setra coach: an S 14 from the model series 10. Since that time Becker-Reisen has remained true to the Ulm-based brand throughout all of the model series. The vehicles are also appreciated by the staff. According to Martina Becker-Achenbach: “Our drivers are always telling us that it is like a dream come true to be at the wheel of a Setra coach.”