Pelican Bus & Coach has officially opened its new Yutong showroom and operations centre. Andy Izatt was amongst invited guests who were able to see what the new facility had to offer, and inspect the first E10 all-electric midibus for the UK
Mr Jin Xu, Minister Councillor for Economic and Commercial Development at the Chinese Embassy in the UK, has officially opened Pelican Bus & Coach’s new Yutong showroom and operations centre at Castleford.
Built on a 1.4-acre site a short distance from the company’s head office in Altofts Lane, the 12,000 sq ft building, which represents a £1.5m investment, includes a customer reception area with catering facilities, a well-equipped four bay workshop and secure parking (CBW, Pelican Bus & Coach, January 16, 2018).
When he unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the opening, Mr Jin emphasised the strong reciprocal trade links between China and the UK – a relationship that continues to develop. He pointed out that Pelican will mark its 100th anniversary in 2019. Yutong, on the other hand, is based in his home city of Zhengzhou in the province of Henan, home to around 100m people. Yutong has 45,000 staff, but it’s not the biggest employer. Other companies manufacturing locally include Vodafone with 200,000 and Foxcom which makes 85% of all iPhones and has 420,000.[…]
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