Ferqui, UNVI and Indcar were among the
other mini and midicoach manufacturers
that were represented, while MAN revealed
more details of its approach to the UK
market with the TGE.
It will utilise a number of converters, with
Stanford Coachworks among the first to
take delivery of a base van. Stanford was
present at Euro Bus Expo in its own right,
with a Monaco high-specification vehicle.
Harris Auto showed examples of its LDVbased
minicoach range, which is supplied
in the UK by a three-strong network of
dealerships. Among the line-up were two
battery-electric vehicles that offer a rapid
recharging period and a considerable range.
Two Polish minicoach converters were
present: BusConcept and Bus Factory. Both
displayed Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based
Products and services
Products and suppliers are as much a
part of Euro Bus Expo as vehicles. As
ever, visitors were well catered for in this
regard, with seat and fabric manufacturers,
companies that supply access aids, heating
and air-conditioning specialists and many
others all represented.
AT Industries showcased its range of
carpets, vinyl, seating, roof and wall lining,
felts, suedes and leatherette fabrics that
are suitable for minicoach and minibus use.
It also displayed the Spradling range of
coated fabric and vinyl, for which it is the
sole UK distributor.
Cogent exhibited a variety of its seating
that is used in accessible minibuses, while
Eberspächer showed its Airtronic 2 range
of diesel-fuelled saloon heaters along with
the Easy Start controller.
Unwin and PLS both contributed examples
of their access aids and wheelchair and user
PLS’s inboard i-Class lift is available
in folded, solid and split platform
configuration and it was available to see at
Euro Bus Expo.
Unwin displayed its E-Series and
Q-Series lifts. They share design elements
and deliver platform stability and smooth
operation, the manufacturer says. Various
restraints were also on show.
Last but not least, Travel by Knight was
present with its 12-berth Mercedes-Benz
Sprinter sleeper minicoach.
Founder Alan Aim says that he is
looking at moving from his current based
in Scotland to England in a bid to develop
the market for overnight minicoach travel.
A scheduled service may also be on the
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1. Travel By Knight
says that it is looking at
relocating to England, and
2.Suppliers of access aids
and wheelchair and user
restraint systems were
present at Euro Bus Exp