The company from the Canary Islands acquires two vehicles for school transport in the year in which its signage celebrates 40 years.
Major sporting events are events that, in some way, unite the societies that host them around the idea of a common benefit and a temporary illusion to offer a good image of the country. And, above all, they always leave their mark. Spain hosted the 1982 Men’s World Cup in a newly democratic country. With Naranjito as its icon. With 17 stadiums in 14 venues. With an opening match at the Camp Nou. With 146 goals scored in 52 matches. And, to top it all off, with the Italian national team as the winner.
This first major global event in Spain left a lasting impression on the La Pardilla Bus fleet. All of the company’s vehicles have the same lettering as the bus that transported the Spanish national football team in the 1982 World Cup. The design did not bring much luck to the young Arconada, Camacho, Santillana and company, as the Spanish team performed more than discreetly. The same was not true of La Pardilla Bus, which four decades later is still sporting the style of Naranjito’s time in a fleet of modern, state-of-the-art buses.
A few years after Naranjito’s world championship, in 2010, La Pardilla Bus had just been introduced to Integralia products. Specifically, it was in 2008 when the Canary Islands transport company purchased the first minibus from the Navarrese coachbuilders, thus beginning a relationship that continues to be very fluid and close. Since then, La Pardilla Bus has been adding Integralia units to its fleet of ‘guaguas’. All the vehicles have been adapted to the specific needs of the transport company at any given time, which have often been focused on school routes.
Since the 1970s, the Canarian company has been dedicated to regular passenger transport in Telde, the second most populated municipality on the island of Gran Canaria. From there, a large fleet of ‘guaguas’, as buses are known in this region, is run by the brothers José, Nicolás and Juan Miguel Santana, sons of the company’s founder, Pedro Santana Ortega.
Integralia’s latest delivery to La Pardilla was two vehicles, T ONE PV which, for the first time, incorporated the IBBC (Integralia Bus Board Control), which meant that La Pardilla’s professionals had to receive a more detailed explanation of how they work. The two minibuses are adapted for passengers in wheelchairs and are intended for school transport. In addition, of course, they have the characteristic La Pardilla Bus lettering that recalls the 1982 World Cup.