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Who We Are

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) is part of leading independent global bus manufacturer NFI Group.

ADL is a global leader in the design and manufacture of double deck buses and is also the UK’s largest bus and coach manufacturer. ADL offers single and double deck buses under the Alexander Dennis brand as well as Plaxton coaches, with vehicles in service in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and the United States.

ADL's history and heritage of design, engineering and manufacturing excellence spans more than a century. As a pioneer in embracing the latest technology, ADL has brought the widest range of low and zero emission buses to market.

We employ over 2,600 people worldwide and have more than tripled our revenue in the last ten years, with an increasing proportion resulting from our expanding international footprint. This growth is attributable to our clear strategic focus – delivering lightweight, fuel efficient vehicles with industry-leading reliability, lowest cost of ownership and world class aftermarket support.

What We Do

We design, engineer, build and support an industry-leading range of low and zero emission buses and coaches. Our unique transit solutions are designed to address the challenges facing transport authorities and operators around the globe as rapidly increasing levels of urbanisation place demands on cities to radically rethink their public transport infrastructure in order to ‘win back space’ and reduce congestion, minimise travel times, and improve air quality by deploying reliable, efficient transportation.

ADL in Action

  • Around the globe, ADL buses carry 25,000 passengers every minute of every day

  • In London alone ADL buses carry over 3.5 million passengers per day

  • 31,000 Alexander Dennis buses and Plaxton coaches are in service around the world

  • Breakthrough technology combined with premium styling and interior packaging

Development in international markets

The flexible business model at ADL has allowed the company to develop strategic partnerships and grow in international markets. We have a strong global presence with build and service partners in Europe, Hong Kong, China,  Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and the United States.

With our strong product development team, we have the capability of designing and producing the complete chassis and body across a wide range of lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles.

Having already produced the world’s best-selling double deck and midi-bus products, ADL has an unwavering commitment to continually invest in research and development to design and produce other market leading models.

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