COMPONENTS firm Henry Halstead has won a £1.5m contract to supply all the production lines of international bus and coach-builder Plaxton.
The contract involves Boldon-based Henry Halstead delivering an uninterrupted supply of small components to Plaxton’s plant in Scarborough. It now forms part of a £5m group contract with Plaxton’s parent company, Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL).
More than 1,000 buses and coaches and 800 chassis are assembled each year at Plaxton’s Scarborough plant and around 20,000 Plaxton buses and coaches are currently in service around the world.
Henry Halstead general manager, Gary Russell, said: “As a group, we were already supplying small components to ADL sites at Falkirk and Guildford and last year we were given the opportunity to further demonstrate our exceptionally high levels of service by managing the supply of small components to one of the eight production lines at Plaxton’s Scarborough plant.
Alexander Dennis Group commodity buyer Russell Hayes said: “We have been delighted with the service Henry Halstead has provided at the Plaxton Scarborough site and at other ADL sites at Guildford and Falkirk. They continue to provide excellent service, backed up with knowledgeable staff who deal with issues swiftly.”