With mobile technicians, training, tooling and IT systems, it will assist operators across the island and will provide aftermarket support for ADL’s framework agreement with the Republic of Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) for up to 600 double deck Enviro400ER hybrid buses and other operators throughout Ireland.
Ardee Coach Trim was founded in 1989 and today employs over 90 people to provide an extensive portfolio of products and services, including engineering, upholstery, repairs, painting, underseal and graphics. It has over 20,000 square foot of workspace, and counts most national and independent operators across the island of Ireland as its customers.
Ian Wallace, Head of Service at ADL, said: “This partnership will also underpin our fleet of electric range hybrid buses for the NTA, delivery of which will begin later this year.”
Eoin Lennon, General Manager of Ardee Coach Trim, said: “To help deliver this initiative we are investing €500,000 on people, capacity and our facilities in general. We are looking to a bright future and a strong long-term partnership with one of the world’s leading bodybuilders.”