New Flyer was founded in 1930, as Western Auto and Truck Body Limited, and is now the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, with fabrication, manufacturing, distribution and service centers in the United States and Canada. We continue building on our 85+ year legacy of innovation to deliver innovative transit technology that meets the complex demands of communities today and into the future.
Today, New Flyer operates as New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, subsidiaries of New Flyer Industries Inc. (the “NFI Group”). New Flyer is North America’s heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the most advanced product line under the Xcelsior® and Xcelsior CHARGE™ brands, incorporating the broadest range of drive systems available, including clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, trolley-electric, battery-electric and fuel cell.
Together, the NFI Group has over 50 years of experience in manufacturing zero-emission buses (ZEBs). It is the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, with 32 fabrication, manufacturing, distribution, and service centers across Canada and the U.S. employing nearly 6,000 team members. NFI Group actively supports over 44,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI, and Orion) currently in service, of which 6,400 are powered by electric and battery propulsion.