This family business was founded in 1969 and is now in its second generation, managed by José Pérez (50). It is one of the biggest coach operators in Tenerife with 60 coaches, 50 minibuses and around 800,000 passengers a year. Pérez values quality, environmental compatibility and socially responsible behaviour, and this is reflected in his fleet, which is comprised predominately of environmentally friendly Euro V and Euro VI vehicles. Most of his vehicles are also equipped with lifts and have wheelchair spaces for passengers with restricted mobility. Pérez y Cairós operates a large number of buses built on a Mercedes-Benz base, and is also the only bus company in Spain to have three German-made Sprinter Travel models. According to Pérez, this is because of their efficiency: “Mercedes-Benz buses are so much more cost-effective than ones made by Spanish body-builders.” For this reason Pérez also intends to add more Tourismo coaches to his fleet in the near future.