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Manufacture of London buses in Northern Ireland

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Wrightbus supply prototypes for New Bus for London, with full production to come.

Secretary of State Owen Paterson and Wrightbus managing director Mark Nodder viewed the first New Bus for London with Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

Speaking at the launch, the Secretary of State said:

This is a bus which means business for Northern Ireland. Built in collaboration with companies across the UK, it is already a huge success and represents a fantastic long term export opportunity. London buses are iconic the world over and one in every four of them is built in Northern Ireland.  I am delighted that the streets of London will be showcasing some of Northern Ireland’s finest manufacturing for years to come.

Wrightbus have shown that Northern Ireland can deliver products which surpass the highest environmental, design and performance standards. With 8 prototypes soon to be delivered we look forward to the establishment of a full production line in due course.