Wrightbus’ Sir William Wright passes away

One of Wrightbus’ founders, Sir William Wright, has passed away at the age of 94.

Sir William founded Wrightbus in Ballymena with his father Robert Wright after WWII.

Sir William pioneered aluminium bus framing in the UK in 1976, the first low-floor bus in 1992, first British designed and built EV bus in 1999 and led on the design of the world’s first hydrogen fuel-cell double-decker in 2015.

He was knighted in 2018 for services to the bus industry and the economy.

The industry, along with the wider business and political world, have paid tribute to him.

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