Short history

Nobina’s story begins in Tanum, located in Bohus County, on 23 June 1911. The first chapter was completed in Grebbestad, just six kilometers away. Since then, we’ve gone much further and under different names – SJ Buss, SBC, Concordia Bus, Esppon Liikene Oy, Swebus – developing and establishing a successful business.

Not only are we now the Nordic region’s most experienced public transport provider, but also, unquestionably, the largest.

During the last ten years our progress has accelerated and since 2012 our improvement efforts are clearly visible in our financial statements.

Since 2005, our current management has been implementing a streamlining process and quality improvement measures. This has given Nobina competitive advantages in terms of its risk assessment abilities, cost efficiency, utilization of resources and traffic planning.

In 2005, our share of the total paid working hours that our drivers spent with passengers was 66 percent. In 2014 that figure had risen to 72 percent. Simultaneously, the passenger and customer satisfaction surveys that we carried out revealed continual improvements. 


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