Bus manufacturing site opens in Norfolk
Electrification specialist, Equipmake, has opened a new factory in Snetterton, Norfolk.
The new facility is to be used to design and manufacture its fully-integrated electric bus chassis for an increasingly international customer base. The site was officially opened by Liz Truss, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade. Equipmake has forged partnerships with companies in Brazil, Argentina and India and grown its UK staff from 15 employees to 52 in a little over two years.
Equipmake produces the EBus chassis, which features the company’s ultra-compact, lightweight high performance ‘spoke’ electric motor, the APM200. In-service trials of the vehicle are due to begin in the first quarter of 2020 by Brazilian commercial vehicle manufacturer, Agrale, who will launch the electric bus first in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2021.
A full report from the new Equipmake factory can be read in a future issue of B&CB.