Wednesday, 4th October 2017

Volvo celebrates 35 year relationship with Plaxton with new bespoke B11R coach at CBUK

Volvo Bus will be showcasing a new B11R with Plaxton Elite-I bodywork, complete with a bespoke interior, at this year’s exhibition. This latest delivery marks a 35 year partnership between Volvo Bus and Plaxton.  

Owned and operated by Acklam’s Coaches, which has offices and depots in Beverley, Hull and York, the new three axle B11R has been designed and specified with a range of premium options to provide high class luxury travel services.  It will also serve as the team coach for Hull City FC for its away games.  

Including all the technical and safety features that come with the Volvo B11R chassis, a number of high quality specifications have been incorporated into the interior of the vehicle including a central kitchen and servery, a rear lounge and full entertainment package with 7 HDMI monitors, VGA inputs, Apple TV and Wifi.  

Paul Acklam, Managing Director of Acklam’s Coaches, said: “We’re delighted that our new B11R Plaxton Elite-I is being featured on the Volvo Bus stand at this year’s CBUK and it will give visitors to the show the chance to see this fantastic vehicle first hand.  

“As well as our work with Hull City FC, we also provide services for cricket teams, political parties and a wide range of VIP and corporate travel customers.  Volvo Bus and Plaxton have created a true state-of-the-art luxury coach that I am sure will prove to be a real asset to our business in terms of its on-board facilities and operational performance.”  

James Hyde, Retail Sales Director for Volvo Bus, said: “We worked closely with Plaxton on the design specification and build for this bespoke B11R Plaxton Elite-I.  This was to ensure the coach not only delivers on its promise of excellent operation and fuel economy, but also provides the ultimate in comfort and on-board facilities for Acklam’s customers.”  

“It is an appropriate order to highlight our excellent working partnership with Plaxton that has been established for more than 35 years now.  During this time we have worked together on many highly successful projects such as this and we are looking forward to showcasing this exceptional coach at this year’s exhibition before it enters service for Acklams.”  

In addition to the Acklam’s coach, Volvo Bus will also be focusing on its current products at CBUK, in particular the highly successful integral B11R 9700 and the B8R as well as the technologically advanced range of safety features and benefits.



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