The company produces buses for over 100 years, first under the company name Kässbohrer, and then as Setra brand. Kässbohrer puts its first bus on the market in 1907. In 1951 Kässbohrer presented to the public the S 8, the first coach with a self-supporting body, rear-mounted engine, and direct drive to the rear axle. With that, Kässbohrer gave rise to a new brand: Setra - it stands for "selbsttragendf" (self supporting). Since 1995, Setra has been a member of Daimler.