UK manufacturers must be very upset at the move, especially if they haven't been asked if they would like to participate in such a close working agreement.
|A King Long vehicle on display at 2011 Busworld in Kortrijk|
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Although King Long have had a presence in the UK for a few years, they have failed to make much progress, especially with regards to the big fleets. This agreement will maybe help to bring some respectability to the product and indeed it has been announced that Arriva Derby will trial a 12m service bus built to Malta spec during 2012 for around two months. Remember, Arriva are bus and coach dealers and have the resources to promote a new brand.