Local MP visits Optare

Local MP for Selby and Ainsty, Nigel Adams, visited the Optare manufacturing facility at Sherburn in Elmet, near Leeds, last week. The call included a tour of the factory where he met staff and saw several buses in production, including Optare’s fully electric models, a further six of which are due to go into service at York’s newest Park and Ride this year. The manufacturing site employs over 400 local people and supplies vehicles across the UK and overseas.

Mr Adams said, ‘I was very impressed with the quality and design of the latest electric and low emissions buses manufactured in Sherburn in Elmet. It was a delight to see buses for world markets being made in Yorkshire. It is a very competitive international market and one in which Optare shows engineering excellence.’

CEO, Optare Plc, Enrico Vassallo, said, ‘Nigel Adams MP’s visit to the factory underlines the importance of Optare’s contribution to the local and UK economy. We were particularly delighted to be able to showcase the proven technology of our fully electric vehicles and our newly developed MetroDecker, double deck vehicle.’

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