ELBO (Greek: Ελληνική Βιομηχανία Οχημάτων ΕΛΒΟ for transcribed: Elliniki Biomichania Ochimaton, German. Hellenic Vehicle Industry, Eng now Elvo ) is a manufacturer of buses and military vehicles in Thessaloniki. Furthermore, special vehicles for the fire department and other authorities to be built.


ELBO was founded in 1972 as a branch plant of the Austrian Steyr Daimler Puch. This series vehicles Steyr 91, Steyr 680M, the Steyr - armored cuirassier, Leonidas and tractors were manufactured. With the crisis of the parent group's work Steyr Hellas 1986 was sold to the state and has since been trading as ELBO.

The tractor business was discontinued and from 1988 the military division was expanded with the help of former parent company Steyr -Puch. The Mercedes -Benz G-Class ( W462 as the class ) and the Leopard 2 (Leopard 2A6 HEL) are manufactured under license. In 1993, the successful bus line ELBO C93800 Europe was presented, which was exported to Singapore.

As of 2000, the work was re- privatized in stages and is now managed by the Mytilineos Holdings. 2001, the company introduced at the IAA, the Cabriolet Aletis before ( with TWT development and Pininfarina ), which is however not gone into series production.


  • ELBO bus ( low floor buses and coaches )
  • Neoplan Trolleybuses
  • Mercedes -Benz G-Class W462
  • Hummer HMMWV M1114GR (4 × 4)
  • Panzer ELBO Kentaurus
  • Tank Leopard 2A6 HEL