Lochs and Glens has added five Volvo B11R-based 9900 coaches to its operation, the first time that it has specified a complete Volvo product.
The 57-seat 13.9m 9900s join a 16-strong fleet. Despite the challenges to tourism that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, Lochs and Glens says it recognises the importance of continuing to invest in its coach line-up as well as its hotels.
Comments Managing Director Neil Wells: “We are delighted to take delivery of our five new 9900 coaches. It is the first time that we have specified the complete Volvo vehicle and we are really excited.
“The purchase further consolidates our long-term partnership with Volvo. The reason that we have made this decision now is that the layout of the 9900 is perfect and the whole vehicle provides the luxurious feel that we want for our loyal customers. We had looked at previous integral Volvo vehicles and considered them, but the 9900 had everything we wanted, so it became an easy choice.”
Mr Wells adds that the 9900 is “ideally suited” to Lochs and Glens’ hotel and travel packages. He adds that quality of product, reliability and service and support are the reasons why the business returns to Volvo. All five of the new coaches will be supported on Volvo contracts.
He continues: “We have a long-standing partnership with Volvo and it was great to finalise the deal with UK and Eire Sales Manager Dave Porter. But I must mention the Glasgow West team at Cardonald. We have a real trust in their servicing and abilities and that keeps our fleet on the road, where it needs to be.”
Adds Mr Porter: “This is a highly significant purchase, both for Lochs and Glens and for us at Volvo Bus. We’re delighted how it has chosen to go with the complete integral B11R 9900. This is a real statement about the premium quality that operators can now expect from a fully integral Volvo vehicle.”