£100M bus deal for Camelon company

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Falkirk bus manufacturer ADL has landed a dream £100 million contract to supply 600 vehicles to National Express over the next five years.

Bosses at Camelon’s Alexander Dennis Ltd were delighted with the deal to provide the double deck and midi low-emission buses to the British transport industry giant for use in Dundee and the West Midlands, stating it provided a big boost for the already-busy site’s long term future.

The new contract was announced yesterday during a visit by MSP Michael Russell.

ADL chief executive Colin Robertson said: “In my seven years here, it’s the first time we have secured a deal of this length. The bus industry can be quite volatile so the more orders you get the better.

“ADL is a big beast to feed and you need a lot of work to keep 900 people busy. In the last couple of months we have secured significant orders from Stagecoach, First Group and now National Express, with more contracts to be announced in the near future.”

“Morale is pretty high at the moment.”




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