Ikarus is a Hungarian manufacturer of buses. The company was founded as early as 1895 Uhri Imre Kovács-es Kocsigyártó Üzeme (roughly translated: “Uhri Peter’s car plant and Forge”) in Hungary by Imre Uhri. Around 1913 it was mainly focused on building cars. The company had a good name, but after the stock market crash of 1929 plunged the question and the company went bankrupt. It was reorganized and produced from 1935 again. The name “Icarus” was adopted in 1949, after the merger with aircraft manufacturer Ikarus Rt Femgyár es Gep.
In Eastern Europe, the company was one of the largest suppliers of buses, which are also in countries like Burma, Thailand, Turkey and Egypt were sold. The company also sold quite well in “the West”, including the North American market. In the 70s, 80s and 90s of the twentieth century, the construction of 200 series – consisting of various types’ single and articulated city and regional buses – more than 200,000 units produced.