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Alexander Dennis to add 100 low carbon bus-building jobs with record R&D grant

Mon 05 September 2016 | Back to news list | More bus news

LowCVP member Alexander Dennis (ADL) says it will create over 100 new low carbon bus-building jobs at its factory in Falkirk, Scotland following the award of a £7.3m grant from Scottish Enterprise which aims to accelerate the company's nnovative £31 million low carbon vehicles programme. 

The project aims to take advantage of the growing global demand for hybrid and electric buses and is fundamental to the company’s plans to double turnover by 2020 through new product development for UK & international markets.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Alexander Dennis is one of the world’s leading bus and coach builders and a true Scottish success story.

Colin Robertson, CEO of Alexander Dennis Limited, commented: “This investment in new product development enables companies like our own to stay at the forefront of industry at home and overseas and will help us achieve our strategic goal of a £1 billion turnover by 2020.”

The LowCVP has been working with Alexander Dennis and many other bus companies to help accelerate the development and uptake of low carbon, low emission buses in the UK. The Partnership recently celebrated progress in this area with a Low Emission Bus Showcase at LCV2016 (see news link).

The LowCVP recently published 'The Journey of the Green Bus' (see link) which chronicles recent developments in this area and is currently working on a new publication focusing on the range of low emission bus technologies now being adopted across the UK (link).

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