Wrightbus resumes production in January

Left to right, Buta Atwal, Jo Bamford, First Bus head of fleet Jon Harman and Wrightbus sales and business development director John McLeister with 50 Wrightbus employees and six of the StreetDecks for Leeds. WRIGHTBUS

Wrightbus will restart full production at its Ballymena plant in January and has already secured nearly half of the order target that the newly rescued business set itself for 2020.

Speaking to Buses in early December, chief executive Buta Atwal said: ‘The good news is that customers and suppliers and associated bodies are rooting for Wrightbus to do well.’ Within six weeks of industrialist Jo Bamford’s Bamford Bus Company acquiring the UK’s second biggest bus builder out of administration, he says it is performing better than predicted.

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