Mellor expands European distributorship network

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Mellor has signed a new distributorship agreement with E-Bus of the Netherlands, which also includes Belgium and Luxembourg.

E-Bus is part of Rewin BV, which includes Kenbri Fire Fighting and Emoss Mobile Systems.

E-Bus will be providing all sales, aftersales, service and spare parts for Mellor customers within the region.

Following similar deals covering Scandinavia, Germany and Austria, the latest agreement gives E-Bus exclusive sales rights for the Benelux region on Mellor’s left hand drive vehicles, including the Orion E low-floor all-electric small bus and Strata low-floor models.

There are plans to market the Tucana II once the new entity is fully established and underway.

Edwin Hobbel, Managing Director for Rewin, said: “It is good to be working with Mellor.

“It is extremely forward-thinking in its approach to product development and we believe our companies enjoy an excellent synergy that will enable us to develop a successful and mutually beneficial working relationship.

“There is a definite gap in the Benelux market for small buses with both diesel and electric drivetrains. We see the Orion E as the perfect fit for operators looking for smaller vehicles with the benefit of zero emissions. We are a forward-thinking company and our imaginative approach coupled with that of Mellor led to our initial collaboration. The relationship has now grown and we are very excited about introducing the Orion E, along with the Strata range, to customers in our region.

“We’re confident that the Strata low-floor, with its impressive passenger capacity and Euro 6 diesel engine, will prove to be very popular with our customers. While there is a great deal of interest and activity surrounding electric buses at the moment, it is also important to be able to offer quality, efficient and low emission diesel vehicles for those who want them, and the Strata will provide an excellent solution.”