Alexander Dennis, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that it has supplied a new Enviro200 single deck bus to North West England independent operator Hatton’s Travel.

The new Enviro200 is the first Euro VI bus for the family company, which has been in business in St Helens for 35 years and operates a mix of local bus services, hires and coach tours. It is the official travel partner for the town’s football club, FC St Helens, providing team and supporter transport.

Director Brian Hatton says: “The earlier generation of Enviro200 buses has been the mainstay of our fleet for several years now, with a dozen vehicles of the type giving us a reliable foundation to run local bus services. This new bus introduces cleaner Euro VI engines to our bus fleet while ensuring it is just as easy to maintain and operate.

“We wanted to celebrate our 35th birthday in style so with the launch of a new shop and a new bus as a tribute to my father who started this business from scratch, I couldn’t think of a better way as my father was a great believer in the Alexander Dennis product.”

The new bus has been given a registration plate in memory of the company’s late founder Kenny Hatton and carries his name and signature.

Alexander Dennis Retail Sales Director Charlie Miller adds: “It’s an honour to me to supply Hatton’s with this Enviro200, which is so close to their heart and means so much to them as a family in its commemoration of Kenny, who founded a great business that continues to provide vital services for its local community in the North West.”