Ten years after Plaxton became part of Alexander Dennis, its factory is on target to produce the biggest volume of vehicles at a group facility and is gearing up for the first of two new coaches coming next year. ALAN MILLAR reports on this and the group’s longer-term ambitions for profitable global growth

The low-entry Leopard, on tri-axle Volvo B8RLE chassis, is intended initially for Stagecoach’s interurban services.

Plaxton coaches may account for just 10% of Alexander Dennis’s total production this year, but 10 years after buying the business to reunite the manufacturers rescued from the collapse of TransBus International in 2004, the UK market leader is determined to squeeze every viable opportunity out of the coach business and will add two new products to its range in 2018.

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