ADL state of the nation

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The new BYD ADL Enviro400EV uses City styling, with the glazed staircase pushed back. JAMES DAY

Manufacturer launches the BYD ADL Enviro400EV at its Scarborough production facility as its senior leadership team recaps 2018 – the most successful year in the company’s history. James Day reports

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has held a ‘state of the nation’ talk at its Scarborough factory, where it provided a detailed recap of the last 12 months across all parts of its business and formally launched the new BYD ADL Enviro400 City EV.

Much of the ADL management team was present at the event, providing a number of detailed presentations. A factory tour was provided by ADL Scarborough General Manager, Alan Atkinson.

At the time of the visit, the news of the ADL sale to NFI Group had not yet been announced.

A record year
Stefan Baguette, Group Product Manager, provided a group business update to start proceedings.

He said that ADL had a record year in 2018 with sales of £631m, up from £577m in 2017. Much of this increase was thanks to a £61m growth in international sales, which more than offset a £7m decline in the UK.

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