Commenting on the new offering Danny Mc Gee MD says “with the recent increase in demand brought on by Government legislation and specific requests from long term customers who understand our engineering capabilities, we took the decision to start with the Tourismo as it has been a popular coach across the UK over the last 10 years. We believe we are well placed to carry out these conversions in substantial numbers with the scale of our facility and paint cabins up to 18 m where we can also provide a complete re paint and colour change offering if required. We are getting enquiries from Coach dealers, asset funders and lease companies who also have coaches available and are interested in quality conversions for their customer”.
Cosimo Facecchia, Engineering Manager at EVM says, “we have made a careful study of the Tourismo and created a solution which will in no way affect the structural strength of the coach. Our offering will give as close as possible to a well finished OEM solution which will be aesthetically pleasing. Our offering will cover all required certification to include Regulation 107.06 for wheel chair space and Regulation R80.02 for seat anchorage strength”.
Ivor Jones General Manager at EVM, says “at this point we are not ruling out other models but we feel best to start with 1 model and get it right. There is considerable investment in testing – set up and glazing to get a level of finish matching OEM providers and we in believe been a specialist on 1 model is the best way to achieve a positive result. We see this as a good opportunity to maximise the use of a recently vacated factory until we have on our Kilbeggan site. This building was once used for the maintenance of coaches so we know this will work very well. Our offering will not just be for the PSVAR conversion, We are offering the service from collection at customers premises – conversion – re painting if required – certification and delivery. We believe when we are up to speed we will turn vehicles around in 4 weeks and have a capacity of up to 16 units per month”.
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