Grand gift for AAA Grandson06/12/16
One of Volvo Bus’ longest standing customers, family owned and operated AAA Coaches of Edinburgh, has added three new Volvo B11R coaches to its fleet, one of which is a 21st birthday present for the owner’s grandson.
Linda Sutherland, Manager at AAA Coaches, said: “We’ve been a Volvo Bus customer for a long time now since my father purchased his first coach many years ago.
“Volvo heard that one of the vehicles was being purchased as a gift for the owner, James Renton’s, grandson, Ryan who also works for the company, and they invited us to visit the Sunsundegui factory in Spain for a first-hand experience seeing the coach body being assembled.”
The three coaches each have Sunsundegui bodywork with 53 seating capacity, and include all the latest internal features expected by today’s seasoned traveller. The vehicles will be used for a range of services from schools and private hire contracts, through to touring work the length and breadth of the UK.
Linda Sutherland added: “When making our latest selection to add to our fleet, we particularly liked the look of the SC7 bodywork, and the B11R chassis is renowned for its impressive fuel consumption, so the vehicles tick all boxes from our standpoint.
“In addition to aesthetic appearance and performance, aftersales service and support are very important to us and we have an excellent relationship with Volvo Truck & Bus North & Scotland in Broxburn, where they are very hands on and their service is second to none. This was another important reason for selecting Volvo again this time.
“It was great to travel to Spain and see one of our coaches through to completion. As always our Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Jim Newman, was very helpful and efficient, which ensured a smooth and trouble free specification and delivery process for us.”
Jim Newman said: “It’s always good to be supplying new vehicles to long standing customers such as AAA Coaches. It was great to take Linda and Ryan out to the factory to experience some of the processes involved in the building of the vehicles.”
AAA Coaches is one of Scotland’s largest coach hire companies. Based in Edinburgh, the company prides itself on offering a personal service to their customers that provides luxury coaches for contract jobs, tours, schools, airport transfers and hotels.
6 December 2016
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Volvo Bus has suppled three B11R coaches with Sunsundegui SC7 bodywork to Edinburgh based AAA Coaches, one of which is a 21st birthday present for Ryan Renton, the owners grandson.
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