Cresta Coaches of Bridgend has taken delivery of two Noone Turas 800 bodied Mercedes-Benz Vario 818 minicoaches. One of the vehicles has 29 Politecnica seats, two tables and a red interior, whilst the other has 33 Politecnica seats and blue interior. They each have an Autoclima air conditioning system, convection heating, a reversing camera and a full Bosch entertainment package.
Minis to Midis supplied the pair.
Ian Gordon Commercials has agreed to provide service support for Minis to Midis, in respect of the Noone Turas range of mini and midi coaches and conversions by Paramount. Ian Gordon Commercials has bases at Stair, near Ayr and in Glasgow. Including Minis to Midis’ own facility in Doncaster, the appointment takes the number of bodywork support agents to five. Its main agent, GB Fleet in Hertfordshire is supported by Johnsons/Redfern in the Midlands and Bulwark Bus and Coach in Chepstow.
Carlyle Bus and Coach are providing glass and parts support in conjunction with Brian Noone Ltd and Minis to Midis and GB Fleet Maintenance provide the same in conjunction with Paramount Conversions. Autoclima, who provide the air conditioning systems for the Noone Turas models, have their own UK agent network, which is also supported by Minis to Midis’ service agents.
Director of Minis to Midis, Alan White, said, ‘Ian Gordon Commercials offer a professional service based on extensive experience with the emphasis on customer satisfaction. Having now entered the Scottish market with the Noone and Paramount products we have honoured our commitment to appointing a bodywork support agent who is also available to assist operators of our products on tour from other areas of the UK.’
Doncaster based Minis to Midis has added Bulwark Bus and Coach Engineering Ltd of Chepstow as a third support agent. It joins the existing agents of GB Fleet Maintenance of Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire and Johnsons Redfern of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. The dealer is the agent for Brian Noone Ltd and Paramount Conversions Ltd of Ireland. Bulwark will offer aftermarket bodywork support in respect of the Mercedes-Benz based Turas 800 and Turas 500 coachbuilt models and Sprinter based conversions supplied by the dealer to customers in the south west, south Wales and Welsh borders regions. Bulwark is managed by father and son team Brian and Christopher Gwynne and offers comprehensive support services for bodywork, electrical, mechanical and paintwork. Amongst its existing clientele are some major fleet operators.
Director of Minis to Midis, Alan White, said, ‘Bulwark are a long established and highly respected operation with excellent facilities who came highly recommended by operators. We look forward to working with the Bulwark team in offering an efficient quality service to our customers.’