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10/19/2017
With the new Avance X generation of travel seats, Kiel is setting new standards for bus seats
• The Kiel classic Avance is to be re-released as the new Avance X
• The state-of-the-art design, many extras, perfect ergonomics, high passenger safety and lightweight construction make the new Avance X a real hit

Nördlingen, 19.10.2017 - For 15 years it has been a popular classic that has now been installed in thousands of buses for a total of over one million times: the Avance seat from Kiel. With the new version, the "Avance X", Kiel is now showing how a classic can be perfectly adapted to the demands of our time: At Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium, from 20 to 25 October 2017, the traditional German company based in Nördlingen, Germany, will be presenting the Avance X in the comfort levels "Basic" and "Comfort" to the public for the first time. In addition, there will be the "Luxury" comfort level.The Avance X boasts an ultra-modern design and many extras, high ergonomics and passenger safety as well as low weight and, thanks to its special technical concept, also easily meets individual customer requirements.
09/21/2016
The right seat for every bus and every passenger: Franz Kiel GmbH presents classic and redesigned bus seats for all requirements at the IAA 2016
Nördlingen, 21.09.2016 – Once again, Franz Kiel GmbH will be presenting its comprehensive range of bus seating solutions at this year's IAA in Hannover on
22-29 September. The long-established company will be displaying both classic and extensively redesigned models for local (product line: 'City'), regional (product line: 'Intercity') and long-distance (product line 'Coach') transport.
For Kiel, it is of great importance that all of its models have a modern, brand-specific design with enhanced ergonomics. Kiel satisfies the all-important demand for cost-effectiveness by employing modern materials to maximise weight reduction. The trend towards digitalisation is reflected in the innovative equipment details.
09/20/2016
From straight wooden tram seats to multifunctional intercity travel seats: Kiel presents its innovative product portfolio at the InnoTrans 2016
Nördlingen, 20.09.2016 – Once again, Franz Kiel GmbH will be presenting its comprehensive range of rail transport seating solutions, conceived to satisfy all requirements, at this year's InnoTrans in Berlin on 20-23 September. One of the leading manufacturers of seating systems for commercial vehicles and public transport in Europe, the long-established company will be displaying many classic and new products for the regional, local and intercity travel segments at its modern, open exhibition stand. What they all share is a high level of quality, cost-effectiveness, individuality and safety combined with innovative ideas and attractive design, in the best-possible Kiel style.
09/07/2016
Kiel North America premieres stylish, versatile city seat, redefined ADA systems at APTA Los Angeles
US-seating specialist introduces high-tech engineered lightweight seating option for city transit, revolutionary Secubar for safely integrating extra seats, plus the fully redesigned Q’Pod by Kiel.
10/16/2015
Linked with tradition – committed to the future: Franz Kiel GmbH celebrates its 70th anniversary
Nördlingen, 16.10.2015 – Founded as a metalworking company in 1945 in Nördlingen, Bavaria, Franz Kiel GmbH is today one of the leading European manufacturers for seating systems for commercial and public passenger transport vehicles in local, regional and tourist travel by bus or train, and delivers its products worldwide. In 2015, the company is celebrating its 70th anniversary – and reflectíng on an eventful and extremely successful history.