VDL to set up its own UK operation

Following the earlier collapse of Moseley PCV, VDL Bus & Coach has established its own new organisation in the UK to enable a stronger focus on what it says is one of the major bus and coach markets in Western Europe.

For the UK market, VDL will initially focus on coach product with its  Futura, but it says there are opportunities in the mini- and midi-segment with its MidEuro and MidCity. VDL also points out that its Citea electric bus is a European market leader in e-mobility. 

VDL Bus & Coach UK will be operating from premises in Barnsley and is led by interim director Darren Dowsett, who is currently working within the VDL Group as managing director of VDL Steelweld UK.