Wrightbus has completed its first delivery of new buses following the company’s acquisition from administration by new owners the Bamford Bus Company.
The first 36 vehicles of a 55-bus order were delivered to First Group in Leeds, in a deal worth around £13million.
Wrightbus says the completion and delivery of the new buses marks the beginning of a new phase in the history of the Northern Irish bus manufacturer, as the Bamford Bus Company management team focus on stabilising the business and continue to promote Wrightbus across the world. It expects a full production line to be back up and running in the new year.
“The delivery of the first of these new buses, the first sale since the acquisition of Wrightbus by the Bamford Bus Company, is a clear signal of our intent to drive forward the Wrightbus business and grow the company,” says Buta Atwal, chief executive, Wrightbus. “With the government’s recent announcement of a new national bus strategy in 2020, in which decarbonisation will play a key role, we enter an exciting period during which Wrightbus has the opportunity to lead the way given our track record in manufacturing state of the art zero emission hydrogen buses as well as electric and hybrid models. We are looking to the future with much optimism.”