Micro Bird combines more than 150 years of experience in designing and manufacturing school and Commercial Buses. The Girardin vision has nurtured the company to become an institution known for its quality, reliability, and customer service. Known for its many industry firsts, Micro Bird is the leader in its class, providing the lowest total cost of ownership.
The combination of smart solutions built into Micro Bird Vehicles makes them significantly different and innovative. Specialized in Type A school and Commercial Buses with capacities ranging from 9 to 36 passengers, Micro Bird has become the leader in customer satisfaction by offering the most durable and safest buses in the industry.
As the undisputed leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in school bus transportation in Quebec and North America, Girardin and Blue Bird are proud to constantly deliver eco-friendly solutions that are sustainable and financially viable to its customers and users.
With a 250 000 sq ft plant, including a recent expansion of 115,000 sq ft, it is no secret that Micro Bird is prepared to face the future. The expansion allows Micro Bird to increase the production of electric vehicles and thereby consolidate its leadership position by delivering "The Best Experience" via its dedicated dealer network.
Create value for our customers by designing, fabricating, and distributing safe vehicles of superior quality within our selected markets.
Guarantee satisfaction for our customers, profitability for our shareholders and the well-being of our colleagues.
Customer orientation: Focus our actions to anticipate and exceed the expectations of our internal and external customers. Continually search for innovative solutions which will enable us to develop market-leading products and services.
Quality & safety: Through individual empowerment and commitment, enable a culture of safety and quality. Develop products and services of superior quality to guarantee a safe product with the best durability and operational costs for our customers.
Respect (ethics & teamwork): Promote a stimulating environment based on respect, teamwork, and professional ethics towards all our colleagues and partners.
Communication: Promote open and respectful communication in order to sustain a climate of trust, autonomy, and transparency.
To be recognized in the industry as the best supplier of vehicles by our customer orientation and our innovation.
1966 Saw the beginning of what is known today as Micro Bird, with van conversions and up-fits
1979 Girardin designed and built the first Blue Bird Micro Bird on a dare! (1st DRW)
1991 Plant moved from Cambridge to Drummondville.
2005 Introduction of the G5 (DRW)
2009 Micro Bird Inc. joint venture with Blue Bird
2014 Introduction of T-Series and Ct-Series —First in North America
2015 Introduction of the D-Series 25 passengers + luggage & 28 passengers
2016 Marks 50th anniversary of Micro Bird.
2019 Launches of the G5 36 passengers & 6 wheelchairs
2020 Drummondville’s plant expansion
2021 Micro Bird 55th anniversary