First Stratas arrive at McGills

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Ralph Roberts, Managing Director of McGills, receives the new Stratas from Lorna Miller, Mellor Coachcraft National Sales Manager
Ralph Roberts, Managing Director of McGills, receives the new Stratas from Lorna Miller, Mellor Coachcraft National Sales Manager

McGill’s of Glasgow has taken receipt of a pair of new Strata buses from Rochdale-based Mellor Coachcraft.
The two vehicles are the first Stratas from the Mellor production line to go into commercial use in the UK.
Ralph Roberts, McGill’s Managing Director, commented: “I decided to place an order for two of the Strata vehicles following a visit to Mellor at the beginning of the year – without even test driving one.
“With its standard Sprinter chassis and stainless steel Mellor body, the Strata has all the hallmarks of being the modern, DDA-compliant replacement for the very popular Mercedes-Benz Vario/709 series.
“The Mellor Strata comes with the comfort of a three years Mercedes-Benz warranty, as well as being easy and straightforward for our engineering teams to maintain. It takes fuel-efficiency, at more than 20mpg, to a whole other planet.
“The Mellor team were also great to work with and if the Strata proves to be as robust and successful as we expect, I will look forward to working with the team again.”
The new 21-seat Strata vehicles are destined for use in the company’s Inverclyde network.