Ayats was founded in 1905 by Juan Ayats in Arbúcies, a small town surrounded by mountains and trees in Spain. Ayats has since grown to be a major Spanish coach builder. 
Ayats manufactures their own bodies on a variety of chassis, but they may also use their own. They are now the only Spanish manufacturer of double deck buses, with their Bravo City open-top double decker gaining popularity.
Ayats markets their products mainly in Europe, but in 2008, expanded to the United States with their Bravo City model for Las Vegas and Washington.