More corporate work and a steady demand for quality, mid-sized vehicles that combine luxury and performance is stimulating revitalised demand in the coach sector, says Peter Williamson, Managing Director of Nantwich-based Malbank Coaches.
“We are certainly seeing a growing requirement for vehicles with 30-40 seats, particularly through private hires and corporate work where customers are looking for something beyond the norm,” said Mr. Williamson, adding: “People today drive cars that are finished to the highest of standards, so when they hire a coach they expect exactly the same.
“This is one of the reasons our latest fleet addition is a Cheetah XL. It is a robust, high performing midi-coach that also carries the hallmark of luxury. Our new 36-seat Euro6 model is the 230hp version, complete with two-tone leather seats, sophisticated DVD and monitor system, air conditioning, gangway lights and three-point safety belts.
“In short, the Cheetah XL raises the bar – but if that is good for business, as it is proving, then I’m all for it.”
Malbank Coaches was established in 1984 and is a family-run business operated by father-and-son team Peter and Steve Williamson. It has extensive coach operations across South Cheshire and the North of England and all of its drivers are Cheshire County Council approved and qualified.