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Volvo lands a further deal with Birmingham International Coaches

Midlands based Birmingham International Coaches has taken delivery of a new Volvo B11R Euro 6 coach to complement its growing fleet.
Birmingham International Coaches takes delivery of a new Volvo B11R SHV140
Birmingham International Coaches takes delivery of a new Volvo B11R SHV140

The vehicle has Jonckheere bodywork which includes all the latest interior features to ensure the high level of comfort expected by today’s seasoned traveller. 

Director for Birmingham International Coaches, Andy Watkiss, explained: “We needed an additional vehicle for our fleet and the Volvo B11R Jonckheere came out on top as a true all rounder in performance. 

“Our previous experience of Volvo vehicles, based on fuel efficiency, quality, operational costs, and reliability meant we had no hesitation in selecting Volvo once again.

“We provide high specification vehicles for a number of top local football clubs and the specifications on this coach, which has been specially modified for Aston Villa Football Club, includes Wifi USB connections, satellite TV and a luxury onboard kitchen for use by the football club chefs.

“Passenger wellbeing and safety were also important in our decision making process and this new vehicle is fitted with all round CCTV and alcolock system,  where drivers have to pass an on board breathalyser before they can start the engine, as well as a range of features offering our customers the highest safety standards possible.

“We have a long standing relationship with our Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Phil Hudson, which meant the whole process was professional and efficient from order through to delivery. In addition, we also know that we will get the aftersales service we require from our trusted local Volvo dealership Hartshorne Group in Birmimgham.”

The Volvo B11R SHV140, or super high Volvo is 14m in length and has the same interior specification as the JHV, but the SHV also has a pre-auxilliary heater included.

Phil Hudson added: “We are delighted Birmingham International Coaches has once again chosen us for their existing all Volvo fleet and look forward to a continued relationship between our companies.”

Birmingham International Coaches Ltd is a family owned business and was established in 1977.


20 June 2016

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Birmingham International Coaches takes delivery of a new Volvo B11R SHV140.

Andy Kunze 
Service Delivery Director 
+44(0)1926 414462 


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