The Co. Cork based company has purchased the new coach, with Jonckheere bodywork, following the experience of its existing B11R and has been so pleased with the operational performance, it went for the same model when looking to expand the fleet.
Company owner of Ballincollig Coaches, Donal O’Callaghan says: “We needed a new 53 seater for our fleet, to work on our increasingly busy tour programme in Ireland and the UK.
“We operate around 20 coaches, of which more than half are Volvo and have experienced great success from the B11R we purchased last year following recommendations at Euro Bus Expo.
“The savings we have made with the highly fuel-efficient Euro 6 engine, as well as our previous experience of the vehicle quality, operational costs, and reliable support network meant we had no hesitation in selecting a Volvo once again.
“Working with our Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Dave Porter, meant the whole process was as smooth as ever from order through to delivery. In addition, we also know that we will get the aftersales service we require from our local Volvo dealership, McCarthy Commercials in Watergrasshill, Co, Cork.”
Dave Porter added: “Ballingcollig Coaches has been a good customer of ours for several years now, having purchased a number of new and used vehicles over the years.
“We hope they will be as happy with this new B11R as they were with their last, and continue to benefit from the fuel economy savings it will deliver for their business. We look forward to working with them again in the future.”
Ballingcollig Coaches is a family owned and run business established in 1988 operating tailored short break tours of two-three days as well as seven -ten day tours and extended tours.