Pilkington Bus, the #Amazing Accrington bus company has invested over £250,000 in its headquarters in the past 12 months.
To maintain their 100% service record, bosses at the forward thinking transport company have announced a raft of investments across the entire firm.
The organisation has totally modernised their Accrington headquarters. They’ve spent £160k on a new workshop building plus £40k to modernise their yard, and another £40k on facilities including a new digital fuel supply system with Wi-Fi. They’ve also spent £9000 on new pit jacks to keep their vehicles in top mechanical condition.
The family firm is 100% committed to creating a covid safe environment for their customers. This means keeping their vehicles clean and tidy and introducing contactless payment systems on buses.
In addition to those investments the company has also taken on 12 new staff.
Alan Pilkington, owner and Managing Director of Pilkington Bus, commented:
“We’re determined to be the first choice for getting around Accrington and the surrounding area, and we take the job very seriously indeed. For over 50 years we’ve been getting the town’s kids to school, employees to work, and shoppers to the high street.”
“Catching a bus is the best way to get around. Our vehicles are clean, covid safe, and they’re much more environmentally friendly than everyone taking their own car. One of our buses effectively takes 80 cars off the road, and best of all you don’t have to drive.”
This latest announcement comes on the back of their recent £3million contract win from Lancashire County Council (LCC) and a £500,000 investment in new buses. Pilkington Bus has been partnering with LCC since 1979 and in that time they’ve established themselves as a 100% reliable operator with a reputation for safety, cleanliness, and friendly drivers.
Sara Britcliffe, MP for Hyndburn commented:
“I am proud to have Pilkington Buses in my constituency, servicing the community, getting people to work and children to school. Their investment in the future of transportation in East Lancashire during this pandemic is testament to their commitment and I thank them for being an Amazing Accrington business.”