Field of activity: Manufacturer - Maker


With its roots in the SAFRA Group’s historical business lines, SAFRA is now a key player in passenger transport equipment at the national level. With 65 years of experience in this field, our SME has always been able to innovate, diversify, discover new markets, in order to acquire and develop new competences. Our two complementary activities perfectly meet the needs of mobility transport authorities, whether in terms of renewing their fleets or maintaining their fleet.

SAFRA Constructeur specializes in the design, manufacture and marketing of electric powered buses under the Businova® brand name. Developed in very low and zero emission, as well as in three dimensions, this vehicle is entirely designed, manufactured and marketed by the SAFRA teams.
SAFRA Rénovation specializes in the provision of equipment, fittings, renovations and heavy maintenance. Our maintenance and renovation activities apply to all types of transport equipment: buses, trams, metros, VAL, railway cars and funiculars.

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  • Le Mans – SETRAM – 1 hydrogen bus
  • Versailles – BE GREEN / Transdev – 5 hydrogen buses
  • Artois-Gohelle – TADAO – 6 hydrogen buses
  • Castres-Mazamet – Libellus – 3 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Bus
  • Peribus – 2 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Bus
  • Marseille – RTM – 1 plug-in hybrid electric bus
  • Albi Albibus – 1 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Bus
  • Gaillac – La Navette – 1 plug-in hybrid electric bus

Coming soon: 5 hydrogen buses for HYPORT (Toulouse) and 5 hydrogen buses for AUXERRE


25 rue Nicolas Copernic
81000 - Albi - France Phone: +33 (0)5 63 48 42 30

Intervention domains

Electric vehicles - Fuel cells - Environmental approach of urbanism - Energy efficiency - Eco-design - Mobility and urban transport - Eco-design and clean technologies - Industrial ecology - Regulations - Audit - Consultancy - Studies and Engineering

Certifications, labels or price

In 2020, SAFRA was audited for its CSR approach by Ecovadis, and won the Bronze Medal, with a score of 53 points.
Awarded in June 2017 at the Grand Prix des Bonnes Nouvelles des Territoires (MMA Foundation)
Innovation Trophy in June 2016 in the «energy, environment» category, at the European Mobility Fair held in Paris.
Pilot of an ADEME consortium as part of a Future Investment Project (PIA)
Signatory to the European Clean Bus deploy ment initiative
Signatory of the Hydrogen VMMB in May 2019Trophée Bus & Car 2019 – Innovation Award

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25 rue Nicolas Copernic
81000 - Albi - France