Optare has been recognised for export success at the York Press Business Awards. This award follows the delivery of 114 Metrocity buses to Tranzit Group in New Zealand in a deal worth £21million and an order for 94 Solo buses to Dubai to the Roads and Transport Authority in a deal valued at circa £18million.
“I am delighted that Optare has been recognised for its export success,” says Richard Butler, Optare chief executive. “Having a strong export component to the business in 2018 has helped to mitigate UK market challenges and provide opportunities to grow the business. We continue to build on our export success in Australasia and the Middle East and explore other regions where our lightweight buses provide a unique and commercially attractive offering to government agencies and established operators.”