09/07/2014

Wrightbus International Scoops £30m Contract

Wrightbus International has secured a new £30m contract to supply 415 double deck bus kits to SBS Transit in Singapore.

The firm has been chosen to provide vehicles tailored to its demanding operations.

The order will be supplied and packaged in complete knocked down (CKD) kits from the company's Ballymena plant. They will be shipped to Singapore where they will be assembled by Comfort Delgro Engineering at their facility and supported by Wrightbus International technicians.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said: "Wrightbus is a leading example of an innovative business that has continued to invest in its future. Developing its knocked down (CKD) kit with research and development support from Invest Northern Ireland has created significant opportunities for the business.

"This substantial contract secures Wrightbus as the primary suppliers of double-deck buses for SBS Transit, a subsidiary company of the ComfortDelGro Corporation, into 2017. It follows three previous orders with the same company, resulting in over 1,000 similar vehicles entering service with SBS Transit since 2010."

(CD/JP)

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