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Specialist vehicle manufacturer reports record order-book growth

Posted on 21 May 2022 and read 458 times
Specialist vehicle manufacturer reports record order-book growthBolton-based WN VTech — formerly Woodall Nicholson and now a growing Group of specialist automotive brands comprising Mellor, Coleman Milne, BINZ International, Treka Bus, VCS Ltd and Promech Technologies — has seen a two-fold year-on-year growth in orders following five years of successive ‘top-line revenue growth’. Order book levels soared over the £100 million mark in December 2021, and 2022 has started strongly.

This year, WN VTech has seen significant interest in the all-electric zero-emissions Sigma bus range, launched by Mellor at the beginning of 2022. Meanwhile, BINZ International saw increased demand for its Tesla, H2 and H4 ‘ceremonial vehicles’ across Europe, and in the brand’s home market of Germany in particular.

In the last five years there has also been considerable investment into the Group’s production facilities, with the Mellor site in Rochdale extended by 20,000ft2 in 2017, and sites in Bradford and Scarborough earmarked for expansion over the next 12 months.

Frank Barrett, WN Vtech’s CEO, said: “These achievements come off the back of significant investment across the Group, from our product portfolio to our engineering capability and specifically our electrification capabilities. Across the Group, there is a shared passion to deliver positive social change and truly drive the future of sustainable vehicle technology.

“The evolution of our offering and the success of each of our businesses has given way to WN VTech — a new identity that I am extremely proud of. It is a brand that better reflects what Woodall Nicholson has become and will be central to our expanding international operations and an important factor in the growth over the coming years.”