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ELBO Bus Scania L113 in Singapore
ELBO Aletis from 2001

ELBO ( Greek : ΕΛΒΟ for Ελληνική Βιομηχανία Οχημάτων , transcribed: Elliniki Biomichania Ochimaton , German: Greek vehicle industry , English now Elvo ) is a manufacturer of buses and military vehicles in Thessaloniki . Furthermore, special vehicles are built for the fire brigade and other authorities.


ELBO was founded in 1972 as a branch of the Austrian Steyr Daimler Puch . Vehicles of the series Steyr 91 , Steyr 680M , the Steyr Panzer Kürassier , Leonidas and tractors were manufactured here. With the crisis of the parent company, the Steyr Hellas plant was sold to the state in 1986 and has been operating as ELBO ever since.

The tractor production was discontinued and from 1988 the military division was expanded with the help of the former parent company Steyr-Puch. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class (as the W462 series ) and the Leopard 2 ( Leopard 2A6 HEL ) are manufactured under license. In 1993 the successful bus series ELBO C93800 Europe was presented, which was exported to Singapore .

From 2000 the plant was privatized again in stages and is now managed by Mytilineos Holdings . In 2001 the company presented the Cabriolet Aletis at the IAA (development with TWT and Pininfarina ), but it did not go into series production.



  • Labros S. Skartsis: Greek vehicle & machine manufacturers. 1800 tons present. A pictorial history. Marathon 2012, ISBN 978-960-93-4452-4 (online) . (English)

Web links

Commons : ELBO  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ELVO - Welcome to our official website
  2. Der Spiegel 3/1988 p. 125: "In December 1987 Steyr closed with the vehicle industry Elbo in Thessaloniki ..."