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Carvers Coaches has taken Scania coaches for a number of years, and has just added three more to its fleet. Peter Jackson learns why the Swedish manufacturer is its first choice

Located in the industrial town of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, Carvers Coaches is a family-run firm with a history dating back to 1968. Handling pretty much the entire spectrum of coaching work, the company’s 15 vehicles range from 18 to 70 seats and can be found on everything from school services to international tours.

With such a broad spectrum of work to take care of, having the right vehicles is of course critical; as a CBW reader you’ll surely know how costly vehicle breakdowns and downtime can be to an operator’s image – and bottom line.

For owner Mark Carver, Scania has emerged as the manufacturer of choice in recent years. According to him, the quality of its products in combination with the level of aftercare and parts availability results in a winning combination – so much so that he’s just added three more to his company’s fleet.

Lee Wale, UK Retail Sales Manager at Scania Bus and Coach (left), with Mark Carver

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