Autosan Eurolider 12 - intercity coach
Autosan Eurolider 15 LE - local/intercity low-entry bus
Autosan A8V Wetlina City (Osprey) in Kielce, Poland
Autosan M09LE Sancity 9 - city bus
Autosan Sancity 12LE - city bus
Intercity/tourist coach Autosan Gemini
Autosan A1010T DW police bus

Autosan S.A. is a Polish bus and coach manufacturer. The company is located in Sanok, Poland. Its sales network includes European (also non-EU countries), African and Asian countries. Currently it produces approximately 300 buses a year.


The company was originally founded in 1832 by Walenty Lipiński and Mateusz Beksiński as a boilermaker's plant. The history of the factory changed depending on domestic and European economic situations. At the beginning of its activity, the factory produced devices and equipment for the oil mining, distillery and brewing industries. It later added transportation to its range and by 1894 it had become Poland's most important manufacturer of rail coaches and freight cars, tramcars and other high-capacity vehicles, while continuing to produce their initial output of boilers and other related devices. Later, even more variety of product was added, including cisterns, cranes, dredgers, road rollers, steel lifeboats, steel bridge constructions and casting articles.

In 1926, Autosan launched its first lot of buses mounted on Lancia chassis. Activities were interrupted during World War II but resumed in 1950. In 1973, a new family of buses is launched - the H9 bus, with the engine mounted at the rear. It would be followed in 1984 by the high-capacity H10 model.

In September 2013 the Court of Krosno declared the factory bankrupt. In a statement issued at the time it was explained that it was impossible to continue financing the restructuring. A few days later Sobiesław Zasada Group, which owned the company, sold a package of shares in Autosan to Gregory Tarnawa for one polish zloty. Trade unionists from the factory picketed in front of the former owner, Sobiesław Zasada Group, in Kraków, demanding payment of arrears of salary for several months. The company is still operational.

Autosan is one of the oldest factories in Poland. Its existence dates back to 1832. Since 2001, the company has developed and produced components for rail vehicles, especially the bodies of railcars and trams.



Current models

Historical buses

Autosan H9-21, a very long-running and popular model now discontinued. The current A0909 types are still descended from this one
Autosan H10-11, historical bus
Autosan A1010M "Medium”, historical bus


See also

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