Woodstones invests in two new vehicles to complement all Volvo fleet

Woodstones Coaches of Kidderminster has expanded its all Volvo fleet following the delivery of two new Volvo B8R Euro 6 coaches featuring Plaxton bodywork.

Woodstones Coaches has upgraded its fleet having recently taken delivery of two new Volvo B8R Euro 6 standard coaches featuring Plaxton’s Leopard bodywork.

The new vehicles were delivered to the family owned Worcestershire operator which is currently celebrating 60 years in business. The order which was delivered this month takes the fleet to six Volvo B8R Plaxton Leopard Coaches all of which are Euro 6.

Woodstones Director Richard Meredith said: “As our business continues to grow, we wanted to add two quality, 70 seater, vehicles that would be reliable and offer the great fuel economy we have come to expect from this make and model. 

“This delivery also provides us with an opportunity to continue the successful working relationship that we have established with Volvo and Plaxton over a number of years. Our six vehicle fleet is all specified on the Volvo chassis and we like the handling of the B8R with Plaxton body styling”

Volvo Coach Sales in Coventry supplied the vehicles and Richard Meredith commented that Volvo’s localised back up and support is of significant benefit to Woodstones, when required.

Brian Walker from Volvo Bus and Coach Sales Centre, commented: “Woodstones Coaches is a long term Volvo Bus customer. We are delighted they continue to be a Volvo only operator, having now taken delivery of these additional new B8R coaches.” 

Richard Meredith added: “Throughout the purchasing process we dealt with Brian Walker who we know and trust, as always he was extremely supportive and knowledgeable. 

“We will always consider Volvo when it comes to purchasing new vehicles for our fleet and would be happy to recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable, fuel efficient vehicle with great green credentials.” 

Woodstones Coaches has been operating since 1957 in Kidderminster, moving to modern purpose built premises on Hoo Farm Industrial Estate in 1983. The company’s coaches are engaged on a variety of school work and private hire across the region.

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23 February 2017

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