WARRENVILLE, IL (July 11, 2011) –IC Bus and IMMI today introduced the IC Bus BTI Seating System, a new line of seating that universally offers customers the capability to retrofit from IC Bus base seats to SafeGuard belted seats or integrated child seats at any point in the future as district needs change.
David Hillman, marketing director, IC Bus, explained the value of this new seating line. “The new IC Bus BTI Seating System allows our customers the option to use the new line of seatbacks on the existing IC Bus seating platform. In less than five minutes, customers can change from a base seat to a three-point belt or to an integrated child restraint seat back. Customers don’t have to reconfigure their bus floor—it’s really a simple process.” Hillman further added, “The BTI Seating system is just another example of how IC Bus is committed to supporting our customers long after the sale of the bus.”
IC Bus and IMMI have worked in close collaboration to design the line of SafeGuard belted seatbacks which work seamlessly with the IC Bus seat base, and are available both on all new IC Buses and for update on any buses equipped with IC Bus proprietary base seats sold since January 2010.
“Over the course of the past year, we have worked very closely with IC Bus engineering and production to design, test and set up manufacturing for this new seating line,” said Aaron Acton, account manager, SafeGuard, a brand of IMMI. “Together we’re giving IC Bus customers an exceptionally simple, affordable means of updating their fleets.”
All IC Bus brand school buses built using the IC Bus proprietary seat base since January 2010 have BTI Seating System technology, and replacement seat backs in either three-point seat belt or integrated child restraint will be available starting in October 2011.
For more information on the IC Bus BTI Seating System, visit icbus.com.
About IC Bus
IC Bus, LLC of Warrenville, Ill., is an affiliate of Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV). The nation’s largest integrated manufacturer of school busses, IC Bus is a global leader in passenger protection, chassis design, engines and ergonomics. The company is also a producer of commercial buses. All IC Bus™ buses are sold, serviced and supported through a renowned dealer network that offers an integrated customer program encompassing parts, training and service. Additional information is available at www.icbus.com.
For more than 50 years, IMMI®, based in Westfield, Ind., has been an industry leader in the design, testing and manufacturing of advanced safety systems. With the vision of a safer future for every child and adult riding in a vehicle, IMMI produces hundreds of innovative products for various sectors. IMMI products are found on commercial, industrial, military and emergency response vehicles, as well as on school buses, motorcoaches and child restraints. A well-established global presence with facilities in North America, Asia and Europe, IMMI brings safety to people throughout the world. Additional information available at www.imminet.com
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