The order is for Volvo Buses chassi B7TL with low floor and with a seven litre 215hp engine. The bus chassis will be manufactured in Volvo Buses' plant in Borås, Sweden and the bus bodies will be manufactured by Alexander Dennis in UK. Deliveries will continue up to the end of the year.
The repeat order was placed following a rigorous tender process. Dublin Bus explained, "We look at a number of factors such as whole life costs, reliability and after sales and Volvo was successful in what is a strict process. What particularly stands out are their parts and training package, the warranty terms and the excellent back-up service they provide."
"We are really happy with the Volvos that we operate and they have proved a successful product to date."
Volvo Bus Limited's Commercial Director, Steve Dewhurst commented, "We're delighted to have received such a significant repeat order so quickly and we will be working closely with Dublin Bus to ensure we maintain both our strong relationship and the high standards they have come to expect from Volvo."
July 4, 2006
For further information, please contact Per-Martin Johansson, press officer, +46 31 322 52 00.