Scotland’s largest independent coach operator, Park’s of Hamilton, has placed a record-breaking order with Volvo Bus for 39 new vehicles – the largest in Volvo’s UK history.
Park’s has plumped for: ten B11R Jonckheeres, two of which will be used for corporate and football team work; ten B11R Plaxton Elites; two B8R Plaxton Leopard 70-seaters; and 17 B11R 6 x 2 Caetano Levantes, which are destined for National Express services. All are set for delivery early in 2018.
James Hyde, Retail Sales Director for Volvo Bus UK & Ireland, said: “This is a particularly exciting order for us, from one of our longest standing customers, but it also marks the largest ever one-off order we have received from a single operator.
“We see this as testament to Park’s complete trust in Volvo, not only in terms of the quality and operational performance of our vehicles and what they will deliver for them, but also in the after sales, back-up and support we provide to their Volvo fleet.”
Michael Andrews, Director for Park’s of Hamilton, said: “We felt that Volvo offered the best range of chassis and bodywork combinations that would provide us with the flexibility we need. Having been a customer since 1973, the Volvo offering is most definitely tried and tested by us and we had no hesitation in looking to them to supply our new coaches. We look forward to taking delivery and to seeing them enter service next year.”