A Falkirk-based bus manufacturer has reported its most successful ever year of UK sales after new access rules saw transport companies rushing to buy disability-friendly buses.
Changes to disability discrimination legislations has seen Alexander Dennis’s domestic sales jump 23% to £356 million – a total of 1,444 new buses sold to customers looking to update their double-deck bus fleets.
The company is experiencing a resurgence in business after London Mayor Sadiq Khan decided to stop being the Routemaster “Boris Bus”, because it was too expensive.
Alexander Dennis is hoping to further bolster its domestic orders as transport companies look for a combination of environmentally friendly and accessible solutions.
The company’s profits for the year grew by £1 million to £24 million.