A complementary team
Our technology was created in 2009 during the H1N1 epidemic. Two technicians, working for a company specialized in air conditioning maintenance for buses and coaches, designed a system which functioned with the compressed air system installed in the vehicles.
This system lacked reliability and soon the health crisis came to an end, it was therefore put to the back of a drawer and forgotten about until 2020 and the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two technicians thought of their abandoned project and decided to resurrect it.
Success stemmed from the combined know-how of two companies : Métallerie Tête based in Juliénas and Technibus, located in Montarcher (both are in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France).
Metallerie Tete, specialised in metal work, fixtures and fittings and aluminium constructions, developed the metal case for the device.
While Technibus, whose main expertise is in the upkeep of air conditioning systems for public transport, perfected the technical system for the diffusion of virucide in the passenger compartment of vehicles, invented 10 years earlier.
Together the two companies patented their disinfection system, certified its efficiency and optimized its performance in response to the urgent needs brought about by the COVID-19 health crisis.
At the same time a viricidal solution was developed and commercialized by Carly, a partner company also in the Rhone region of France. This viricidal liquid has been validated by the Pasteur Institute and we have an exclusive contract for its use in France for the transport sector.
" The disinfection process, which lasts two minutes, can be carried out several times a day by the driver using a remote control when the vehicle is waiting at the end of the line "
Ludovic Jourdain, Managing Director of the STAS Urban Transport System in Saint- Etienne, France.
H1N1 Epidemic : Creation of the Technibus Technology
Behind this project were 2 technicians working in air conditioning maintenance who got together and invented a disinfection system in the fight against the H1N1 epidemic in 2009
Creation of Technibus
The company Technibus was created at the end of 2018, by a family-owned holding company H3PF, to provide maintenance services for air conditioning and heating in coaches and buses
Creation of Métallerie Tête
The company Métallerie Tête was created in August 2019 in order to purchase. Entreprise Tête which was in liquidation at the Commercial Court in Bourg-en-Bresse. H3PF Holding and the employees from Entreprise Tête joined together to save the know-how of the company and their jobs
Covid-19 Pandemic : Optimisation of our Technology
The global health crisis brings to light the complete absence of disinfection protocol for closed public spaces or for public transport
Technibus Technology certified anti-Covid-19
The first version of the system used compressed air to diffuse virucide in the passenger compartment of vehicles but this was not reliable enough to be developed. A new high pressure pump system coupled with filters and specially designed nozzles rendered our Technibus technology reliable and very effective in disinfecting the air as well as the passenger compartment