Rochdale-based bus manufacturer Mellor has announced the opening of its new production facility as the company bids to meet increased demand.
The new facility is next to Mellor’s existing Miall Street factory which has now been transformed into one expanded premises, effectively doubling the size of the site.
The facility can now accommodate up to four new production lines and will allow for increased output, which is expected to rise to more than 500 vehicles a year.
John Randerson, Managing Director for Mellor, said, “As our order book continues to grow, this production expansion is vital to our business so that we can meet the requirements of many leading bus operators. Our small buses are simply that – smaller versions offering the same features and benefits of their larger cousins including 2+2 seating, WiFi, destination displays and leather seats to name but a few.
“In addition, as our efforts in expanding into European markets continue to bear fruit, this additional capacity will prove invaluable.”
Mellor says the expansion will result in the creation of up to 40 new manufacturing and administrative jobs for the company over the next three years.