Last month, rental specialist Close Brothers Commercial Vehicle Solutions has ordered 50 Wrightbus StreetLite buses, which will be immediately available for rental and leasing by operators.
Ballymena based Wrightbus designs and manufactures buses for the European market.
Managing Director of Bus and Coach at Close Brothers CVS, Mike Beagrie, said, “This new and exciting collaboration with Wrightbus will enable us to support operators across the country which are seeking immediate delivery of vehicles. This is particularly important for those operators who perhaps don’t want to take the step of an outright purchase with the level of capital expenditure this can involve and instead may prefer to look at alternative leasing and flexible rental options.
“The StreetLite is an exceptional vehicle range offering many benefits meeting the needs of today’s operator. In recent years, its fuel consumption performance has made it the bus of choice with nationally based and regional operators and we’re pleased to be working with Wrightbus in this new arrangement.”
Ian Downie, Managing Director of Sales and Customer Care for Wrightbus, said: “We’re excited to be working with Close Brothers on this exclusive agreement as it allows us to better meet our customers’ aspirations by offering immediate delivery to suit certain operational requirements.”