TEMSA coaches are now making increasing inroads in the Canadian coach market because of their high manufacturing standards and rustproofing that withstand Canada’s difficult weather conditions.
Founded in 2018 by Raj Mahadeo, Damera Bus Sales is a division of the Mississauga Bus Group of Companies that is based in the Toronto area and specializes in selling new and used coaches. The Mississauga Bus Group offers a wide range of services including bodywork, accident repair, state-of-the-art painting and after sales support. Damera Bus Sales became the official Canadian distributor for the Turkish-built TEMSA coaches.
Damera Bus Sales was attracted to the TEMSA coach line because of its high suitability for the Canadian market with its harsh weather conditions and temperature extremes. While the TEMSA coaches offer impeccable design, they also boast of a seven-stage dipping process that prevents frames from rusting – a very important consideration in Canada’s weather. In addition, it was noted that the TEMSA coaches provide high passenger comfort including a wide entrance and aisle that makes it easy for passengers to maneuver through the interior. TEMSA coaches also offer independent all-wheel suspension that contributes to a smoother ride on virtually any road.
Three different models of TEMSA coaches are available from Damera Bus Sales. These include the full-size 45-foot TS45 that will soon be available as the battery-electric TS45E model. Next is the 35-foot TS35 that has proven particularly popular in North America in providing big coach features for smaller groups. Damera also offers the redesigned 30-foot TEMSA TS30, the smallest integral coach on the market.
The response this past year has been promising- after a competitive bid process in late 2019, Ontario Northland, which operates long range routes primarily in Ontario and now Manitoba, awarded Damera Bus with a purchase order for three TS-35 TEMSA coaches- coaches which are known for their smaller more innovative design, superior quality, and high endurance. The coaches were delivered in late December, and have since been signed off and accepted by Ontario Northland as of January 2020 with an additional order for three more coaches in June, marking the first sale of TEMSA buses sold in Canada.