August 6, 2018
Allied Fleet has invested over £2 million in a new, state of the art production hall which will, among other uses, enable the firm to double capacity for minibus conversions.
With sales of the popular FlexiLite™ minibus increasing month on month, a new and bigger line was set up to accommodate the additional orders and build up stock levels. The bright, new workspace at our main manufacturing plant in Glasgow is kitted out with modern tools and follows the manufacturing straight line process to simplify the build process.
Minibus production capacity will rise initially to 300 units per annum, with scope to increase further as demand requires.
With many businesses and organisations needing high quality wheelchair accessible minibuses, expansion means shorter delivery lead-times and enhanced stock availability.
“This new production hall represents an important investment in the future of our minibus manufacturing.”
Both our standard conversions and bespoke options are now being built in the new facility. Our Peugeot and Citroen approved FlexiLite™ lightweight minibus is a safety tested, road-ready minibus, with room for up to seventeen people and up to four wheelchairs, that can be driven by anyone with a standard car licence.
If you’re looking for a bespoke conversion then we have a dedicated minibus design team who will work with you to spec the vehicle to your particular requirements. We work with many of the leading manufacturers and the minibuses can be fitted with various adaptations.
Modernisation and Expansion
Work to complete the new hall took over three months and the final touches are still being made, however the production team has now moved in and begun using the new facilities. With more space, bright surroundings and new equipment the move has been welcomed by staff.
Managing director, Peter Facenna, commented: “This new production hall represents an important investment in the future of our minibus manufacturing. We’ve got a professional team who work hard to build these often complex conversions, and they now have a more professional environment in which to work.”