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Harris Bus & Coach Expands into UK, Appointing New Dealers

Harris Bus and Coach, one of Ireland’s leading bus and coach distributors, have announced their expansion into the United Kingdom with the appointment of a new dealership in Scotland.

Harris Bus and Coach, one of Ireland’s leading bus and coach distributors, is expanding into the UK with its first appointment of a new dealer in Scotland. As part of an ongoing expansion and innovation phase, Harris Bus and Coach has appointed two additional dealerships in Ireland, one in Donegal and one in Offaly.

Hunter’s Coaches based in Loanhead, Scotland is one of the longest running coach hirers in the country. The company can trace its roots back to the days of horse and carts in the 1880s and was one of the first to pioneer the use of motor vehicles when they were introduced in the early 1900s.

Today Hunter’s operates a modern fleet of executive coaches, ranging in size from 18-70 seats, which can often be found taking parties to all four corners of the UK, catering for all occasions from scenic excursions and city tours to airport transfers and weddings. Hunter’s Coachers will offer to its customers the full range of brands Higer, Isuzu AOS Visigo, and Crusader supplied by Harris Bus and Coach.

“For more than 130 years, Hunter’s Coaches has been about safe, reliable service and personal attention. We are a family-run company and proud to work with Harris Bus and Coach, part of another family centred company in Harris Group, whose commitment to customer service and quality products matches our own,” said John Hunter.

“It’s exciting times for Harris Bus and Coach as we are in the middle of an expansion phase and pushing into new markets like Scotland. These newly appointed dealerships will bring the quality offering of Harris Bus and Coach to these areas, along with the assurance of Harris Group’s commitment to quality and customer service,” said Chris Haughton, General Manager of Harris Bus and Coach.

Donegal Automotive Services, who are currently the sales agent in Donegal for Higer coaches, have also announced that they will be expanding their distribution range to include the award-winning Isuzu AOS Visigo and Crusader.

“As the North West sales agent for Higer coaches in Ireland, we look forward to increasing our range of products to include some of the most popular and award-winning brands in the industry,” said Stephen Ferry of Donegal Automotive Services.

Longhaul Commercials who have been involved in the motor industry in the midlands of Ireland for many years and who are a multi franchise dealer will now become a full Harris Bus & Coach dealer for the entire bus and coach range from Harris Group from Jan 2021. 

Harris Bus and Coach distributes the award-winning Isuzu AOS Visigo midi coach, the innovative STEED full electric bus, a powerful Crusader range of mini buses by Mercedes and Iveco with the Higer Super 9 being the sales leader in Ireland for midi rear engine buses.

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