Lloyds Coaches takes its first three Scania Irizar i6 coaches
24 November 2021
Lloyds Coaches has taken delivery of three used Scania coaches, the first to enter service with the Machynlleth, mid-Wales based company. Equipped with Irizar i6 bodies, the purchase follows on from the successful trial of Scania's demonstration vehicle by Lloyds Coaches at the end of 2019 which generated a great deal of positive feedback from the company's customers.
Based on Scania's 360 horsepower K 360 IB4x2 chassis, the vehicles are equipped with 53 seats, wood effect flooring, onboard vacuum cleaners and Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels. The vehicles have been converted to PSVAR specification by Irizar.
"We are very happy with the purchase of these three Scania Irizar I6’s," says Lloyds Coaches Director, Dan Lloyd. "They have been finished to a very high standard and are helping us move forward in providing lower emissions and wheelchair accessible coaches in our fleet.
"I would like to say a big thank you to Richard Austin our Scania Bus and Coach Regional Account Manager for such a professional approach and for the smooth sale and handover. The coaches will be used on a mixture of work ranging from home to school, rail replacement and day trips/private hire. We hope these Scania coaches will be the first of many and look forward to working with Richard and Scania in the future."
Scania, a part of TRATON SE, is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Operating in more than 100 countries worldwide, Scania delivered 66,900 trucks, 5,200 buses and coaches, and 11,000 industrial and marine engines in 2020. Net sales totalled more than SEK 125 billion, of which over 20 percent were services-related.
In the UK, Scania is a major supplier of trucks, buses, coaches and engines for industrial and marine applications. Additionally, the company provides a wide range of complementary and ancillary services in support of its products and customers through its 86-strong network of service centres. In 2020, Scania's share of the UK heavy truck market was 18.2% and its combined bus and coach market share amounted to 10.1%
Sustainability is central to Scania's operations, and driving the shift to more sustainable transport solutions is a key element of the organisation's global strategy and philosophy today. Scania adheres to Science Based Targets set by sustainability partnership, SBTi, and became the first manufacturer in its sector have its Science Based Targets approved.
In the UK, Scania has embarked upon a major community engagement programme, entitled Scania Community, as part of its sustainability activities. Scania Community involves interacting with a number of national societal and environmental charities. In addition to financial support, Scania Community allows Scania employees to dedicate up to 7.5 hours a year to charitable work, such as volunteering and fundraising activities.