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 the company’s history.
The order is comprised of ten B11R Jonckheeres, two of which will be used for corporate and football team work. In addition are ten B11R Plaxton Elites, two B8R Plaxton Leopard 70 seaters, plus 17 B11R 6x2 Caetano Levante vehicles, which are destined for National Express.(Parks have previously favoured Plaxton Elites for National Express contract work)
All are set for delivery in Q1 and Q2 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 order we have received from a single operator in one go.
“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 offer 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.”