From our corporate headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina to our North American and New Zealand facilities to our worldwide customer base, DesignLine is well-postured to meet growing domestic and international public demand for cleaner, more fuel efficient transit vehicles.
Founded in 1985, DesignLine initially manufactured standard diesel vehicles. But, from the start, visionary leaders charted a path in pursuit of a "cleaner and greener" method of transportation. After 20 years of international experience in five other countries, DesignLine USA introduced its first hybrid demonstration vehicles to the US Transit Market in May 2007. Thanks to continuous product improvement and investment in Research and Development over the last twenty years, our EcoSaver IV and Eco-Smart I are industry leaders in the important objective performance measures.
We are committed to building on our legacy and heritage where our superior performance, design and technology will maintain our position at the forefront of passenger transport development. To borrow from a famous saying, with our global presence, the sun never sets on the operations of DesignLine. We welcome being placed in the industry leader spotlight and relish the opportunity to cast a giant shadow.