Alexander Dennis Limited has appointed Ardee Coach Trim as its new service partner in Ireland. Ardee Coach Trim will be the manufacturer’s exclusive service and accident repair agent for Alexander Dennis buses and Plaxton coaches in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Ardee’s mobile technicians, training, tooling and IT systems will assist operators throughout the island and will provide aftermarket support for ADL’s framework agreement with Ireland’s National Transport Authority for up to 600 double-deck Enviro400ER hybrid buses and other operators throughout Ireland.
Ardee Coach Trim was founded in 1989 and employs more than 90 people and has more than 20,000 sq ft of workshops and parking for more than 100 buses and coaches.
“Alexander Dennis buses and Plaxton coaches are growing in popularity in Ireland and we are delighted to announce this cooperation with Ardee Coach Trim to give operators the best-in-class aftermarket support for our fuel-efficient and stylish vehicles,” says Ian Wallace, ADL head of service. “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, Ardee Coach Trim, adds: “This partnership will develop and expand in proportion to the number of vehicles in the region. We are excited to be on the same team as ADL, one of the cornerstones in the bus industry for Ireland and the UK.
“To help deliver this initiative we are investing €500,000 on people, capacity and our facilities.”