Bus builder Alexander Dennis has won a multi-million pound deal to supply 222 new vehicles for Aberdeen-based FirstGroup.
The Camelon firm is one of the businesses to share in First’s total £76 million investment and will construct and deliver single decker and midi buses within the financial year 2013/14.
Colin Robertson, Alexander Dennis chief executive, said: “We are delighted to be supplying almost 50 per cent of FirstGroup’s total new vehicle requirement this year. It is an endorsement of our class-leading products and the business relationship we have grown and nurtured with FirstGroup in recent years, working with them to raise the bar for the whole industry.
“I am particularly pleased 142 of the 222 buses we will build for them are ultra-fuel efficient, 14-tonne Enviro300 single decks. These are achieving 9 - 10 mpg, which is best-in-class and provides significant whole life fuel savings versus many vehicles in service today.”