Ashok Leyland commits to Optare regeneration

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Ashok Leyland has announced a further commitment to the regeneration of UK Bus manufacturer Optare

Branded as Optare’s ‘Customer-focussed business excellence program’ the multi-million pound investment will address business capability and product portfolio to deliver manufacturing improvements and reinforce the aftermarket support network.

Driven by the new Optare leadership team the strategic three year customer service commitment plan will engage stakeholders and business partners in the facilitation of significant change delivering business excellence. Optare states that this transformation programme has already started and is building an efficient organisation which will deliver buses on time with the appropriate aftermarket support.

Ashok Leyland, Senior Vice President Global Bus Thyagarajan Venkataraman, commented: “We have listened to the voice of the loyal Optare customers and are delighted to support Optare’s evolution and long-term commitment to the bus industry. Ashok Leyland and Optare’s new management team have aspirations for Optare to become our Global Centre of Excellence for buses.”