Friday, 29 August 2014

ADL Deliver PolskiBus Vehicles

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has made its most significant move yet into mainland Europe with the launch of the Plaxton Elite i into the fleet of PolskiBus.com. They say that the move marks another meaningful step in their strategy to identify opportunities in new markets and grow the business and to produce innovative vehicles which offer significant benefits. The Elite i’s capacity of 75 seats and the promise of class leading economy has now been well proven in service across the UK.


 The vehicles are built on a Volvo B11R chassis
Colin Robertson, Chief Executive of ADL, described the latest orders as a massive vote of confidence in ADL’s ability to provide “the right products, at the right price, at the right time.”
He commented: “This marks a pivotal moment for the ADL group; the PolskiBus.com order represents an important break-through, taking us into mainland Europe in a significant way – and with a company that is one of the fastest-growing, inter-city coach operators on the Continent. Having been won in the face of fierce competition, it is a strong endorsement from a major player in the European marketplace.”


 Network Map - click to enlarge
Barry Pybis, Chief Executive of PolskiBus.com – a business that has carried over five million passengers since its launch in June 2011 – said: “The reputation of ADL’s Elitei inter-deck coach has spread quickly and we are delighted to be launching these vehicles today. We are a fast-moving company and these 20 new coaches will add significantly to our existing fleet of 73 vehicles.”
“Our aim is to align ourselves to suppliers with similar business values and quality standards and these vehicles are opening up that relationship with ADL. All 20 of the new vehicles will operate on the major inter-city routes we’re announcing today.” 

Three new cities have been added to the service network: Vilnius, Szczecin and Gorz√≥w Wielkopolski. In addition it has increased the frequency on many of its existing routes. Since the start of its operations 3 years ago, it has served more than 8 million passengers, created 730 new jobs, and expanded the fleet to 132 buses which will perform more than 300 journeys a day reaching 22 Polish cities and 5 European capitals.

Kevin Wood, Director of Business Development for the ADL coach brand, Plaxton, said, “This is a particularly exciting day for ADL, these represent the first Plaxton coaches to enter service with a European operator for a generation and we will be continuing the work we have done with PolskiBus.com to ensure their expectations of these milestone vehicles are fully realised. We are actively pursuing opportunities with a number of other potential customers, Elite i does of course offer significant potential benefits and we firmly believe it can satisfy a niche where high capacity is a demand”

Visit the PolskiBus.com website here and here 

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