Park’s of Hamilton orders 39 new Volvos

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The order includes 10 Jonckheere-bodied Volvo B11Rs

Park’s of Hamilton, Scotland’s largest independent coach operator, has placed a record breaking order with Volvo Bus for 39 new vehicles – the largest in the company’s history.

The order is comprised of 10 B11R Jonckheeres, two of which will be used for corporate and football team work. In addition are 10 B11R Plaxton Elites, two B8R Plaxton Leopard 70-seaters, alongside 17 Caetano Levante-bodied B11R tri-axles, which are destined for National Express. All are set for delivery in the first half of 2018.

James Hyde, Retail Sales Director for Volvo Bus UK & Ireland, said: “This is a particularly exciting order for us, from one of our longest standing customers, but it also marks the largest ever order we have received from a single operator in one go.

“We see this as testament to Park’s complete trust in Volvo, not only in terms of the quality and operational performance of our vehicles and what they will deliver for them, but also in the after sales, back-up and support we provide to their Volvo fleet.”

Michael Andrews, Director for Park’s of Hamilton, said: “We felt that Volvo offered the best range of chassis and bodywork combinations that would provide us with the flexibility we need.”