The family owned and run company, based in Neath, purchased the new 57 seat coaches to satisfy the capacity needs of additional contracts and tour operations.
Director of DJ Thomas Coaches, Lee Gibson, said: “We have been extremely happy with previous Volvo 9700s which have performed well on our tour programme where we require coaches we can rely on. The 9700 meets all our requirements and this convinced us to specify Volvo once again.
“Our drivers like the vehicle because of the handling and the accessibility of the dashboard controls. The 9700 is a stylish and aesthetically pleasing coach and we know that the B11R chassis offers excellent fuel consumption.
“Volvo’s Wales and West dealer in Swansea provide us with superb back-up and support. We’ve dealt with the Volvo team over a period of 15 years, so we have built up a great trust and understanding.”
Jo Baker, Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, said: “DJ Thomas Coaches has been a loyal customer of ours for many years now, having purchased several vehicles, including a number of 9700s, from us in the past. We’re sure they will be pleased with their new vehicles and continue to see the fuel economy savings for the business.”
DJ Thomas Coaches is a family owned operator which has been in business since 1954. Initially offering coach hire services, in 2011 the company launched a coach holiday business which operates an international tour programme.