Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) is set to deliver 90 low-emission double-deck buses to Mexico City
United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May visited ADL ahead of the shipment of British-built buses to Mexico
The order from Metrobús, first announced in October 2015, has been ADL’s biggest single deal from a single customer in a brand new market.
United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May visited the British bus and coach manufacturer to announce export finance support for British businesses more broadly and to celebrate the major order recently.
This contract is supported by the Department for International Trade, whose UK Export Finance agency made a £44 million finance deal available to ADL as part of a wider £1.7 billion programme of support for UK companies in international markets, recently.
ADL chief executive Colin Robertson welcomed the announcement saying it was an honour to have the Prime Minister on site to announce government support for exporting businesses like ADL.
“Our ability to offer finance from UK Export Finance in Mexican Pesos was a significant benefit to our buyer, helping us win this major contract,” he says.
The high-capacity Enviro500 buses will ease road congestion and – thanks to low-emission engines meeting strict emission standards – will improve street level air quality on the Paseo de la Reforma boulevard in Mexico City.
“Any contract of this size is important for us to win,” Robertson says.
“It allows us to continue to invest in people; processes and products which will help us secure the jobs of our 2,100 team members in the United Kingdom and many more in the supply chain, as well as to continue to develop our international customer base.”
ADL is Britain’s biggest bus and coach manufacturer. It employs 2,500 people and supports a further 1,500 through build partnerships in Europe, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Mexico, the USA and Canada.
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