Egged, Israel Transportation Cooperative Society Ltd.

Operation of Public Transportation Lines


Founding Year 1933
Address 5 Menachem Begin St., Beit Dagan - View Map
Phone 03-9142000
Fax 03-9142504
Company Website


Avi Friedman, Chairman of Egged & Director of finance, Egged, Israel Transportation Cooperative Society Ltd.

Avi Friedman

Chairman of Egged & Director of finance


Egged, Israel Transportation Cooperative Society Ltd., is Israel's largest public transportation operator, and, in fact, one of the world's largest public transportation companies. Egged provides some 35% of public bus transportation services with about one thousand bus lines. Egged also has a number of subsidiaries in Israel and Europe.

Other Senior Executives

Amir Keinan

Public Transportation Director

Zohar Arie

Maintenance Director

Izhak Zitelny

HR Director

Ronen Halifa

Planning, engineering & Administration Director

Gilad Riklin

VP, Finance

Ron Ratner

Marketing Communication Manager &Spokesman

Nir Novik

Chief of Staff

Amiram Ohayon

Business Development Manager

Efi Arbel

Egged Europe CEO

Esther Eldan

Egged Ta’avura CEO

Giora Gutman

Tevel Metro CEO

Ofer Hakim

Egged He’seim & Tours CEO

Company History
Egged was founded in 1933, to provide public transportation services to the Jewish community. Since then, Egged has developed and expanded along with the State, and is now Israel’s largest public transportation company. Egged has adapted to changing market conditions and customer demands, with steady improvements in service quality.

Egged operates urban and inter-city bus lines throughout the country. In total, each day Egged operates some 23,000 passenger trips on buses, covering 665,000 km. Egged has some 6,500 employees, of which about 1,305 are members of the shareholders’ cooperative, with the remainder being direct employees. In Israel, Egged operates a fleet of about 3000 modern buses, mainly manufactured by the following companies – Mercedes, Volvo, M.A.N., BYD, YUTONG and Golden Dragon, which are maintained at 17 garages and operated through 25 operational centers. All buses have the most advanced safety accessories, and all structural and environmental innovations. The annual turnover of the Egged Group is some NIS 4.2 billion.
Egged provides maintenance services to its own bus fleet, to bus fleets owned by its Group companies and to other private entities. Egged runs driver’s training centers and operates a manufacturing plant that holds the ISO 14000 Standard, having the unique capabilities to renovate and manufacture assemblies for a variety of bus models.
Egged has a number of subsidiaries that provide a range of services:

Egged Ta’avura
Egged and the Ta’avura Group each own 50% of the company.
Competes in government tenders for new public transportation lines, operates urban and inter-city bus lines in Netanya, Gush etzion and Binyamin district. Operates a cluster of lines in the Jerusalem areas, and from the “Fast Lane” car park at the Shapirim Junction to Jerusalem. In addition, the company operates shuttle services using approximately 120 buses, minibuses and subcontractors. this operation provides special shuttles – permanent or occasional, private shuttles, shuttles for institutions, shuttle to the airport etc.

Egged He’seim & Tours
The He’seim activity was established to provide shuttle bus services and sophisticated solutions for the effective design of transfer services of Institutions and shuttle services for individuals for any purpose, completely separated from the public transportation lines operated by its Egged parent company, by means of about 500 transport vehicles.
The Egged Tours and Leisure activity which was merged into the company, dealt for many years in recreational tourism in Israel and abroad – leisure packages to groups and individuals in Israel; flights; organized tours and vacations for groups and individuals abroad; tours in Israel; “fun days”; “team spirit days”; conferences and events; incoming tourism – overnight stays and trips. In addition, the company is the largest company in Israel in Educational Tourism, which provides various educational framework trips around the country, trekking tours and field workshops.

Egged Holding
Egged Holding develops new activities and revenue sources in addition to revenue earned from public transportation services in Israel, by the acquisition of public transportation companies in various countries and their development.
Egged Holding operates through a wholly owned subsidiary (“Mobilis”) urban public transportation in Warsaw and Krakow – Poland. The Company has also expanded its scope of activities to the Netherlands and won 3 tender bids to operate a public transportation. The Company operates buses in the northern metropolis of Amsterdam and in an area near Rotterdam. Starting from August 2019, the Company shall operate another system in an area near Hague.
In addition, the Company is the major shareholder of Tevel Metro, the winner company of the operation and maintenance management of the Tel Aviv Red Line LRT Tender (the Red Line).

Corporate Responsibility
Egged was the first company in Israel to issue a corporate responsibility report. Up to now, Egged is the only transportation company in Israel that publishes a report every two years with full transparency. Egged’s corporate responsibility reports are prepared in accordance with the international “GRI index” and include references to all stakeholders on the issues of ecological environment, human rights, employees, suppliers and the community. Egged won in the Gold status of Maa’le rating (business, leadership and social responsibility) to 2015 under the public transportation and services category and keeping that status till nowadays. Within the organizational change in Egged, Egged undertook to expand and deepen its social and community involvement and many actions in favor of the community were taken throughout Israel, together with the local authorities.

Egged and the Environment
Egged pioneered the reduction of air pollution by purchasing buses equipped with advanced “Euro” engines that use low-sulfur fuel. According to Ministry of Environment requests, Egged is one of the companies that have joined the voluntary reporting set-up. Egged has stressed annual reporting of greenhouse gasses and was cited by the Environment Minister in this important area over the last three years. In addition, Egged promotes an alternative fuels project in Haifa with CNG and electric buses, and had operated 25 electric buses in Haifa area. These days Egged expanding this activity to Jerusalem with 10 additional buses, and Intend to increase this activity by additional buses and expanding to other areas. Egged has also operates in the Netherlands 54 CNG buses and 10 electric buses and additional 61 hybrid buses in Poland. Starting from August 2019, within a new tender that Egged won in an area near Hague, additional 23 electric buses and 94 hybrid natural gas buses shall be operated. Furthermore, Egged installed in old buses diesel particular filters and had won in 2 tenders to operate as a licensed installer of the ministry of Environment, in addition Egged currently fuels some of its buses bio diesel in order to reduce greenhouse gas. in addition, Egged recycles water, oil and debris at its various garages.

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