Bus manufacturer from Northern Ireland. Is a subsidiary The Wright Group. Creates buses on third-party chassis - Volvo, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, VDL, Scania. Wrightbus became famous as a pioneer in the production of low-slung buses - the first such model appeared in 1993. But she is best known for her two-story models, most of which cruise the streets of London.
The company was founded by Robert Wright in 1946. It was originally called Robert Wright & Son Coachbuilders and engaged in truck bodies. For the first time in the bus field, the manufacturer tried his hand in 1978. The experience was so successful that the direction quickly became a priority. Then the name change was required. And so it appeared Wrightbus. Initially, the company worked only for the UK market, later it managed to penetrate international markets - the USA, Hong Kong, Singapore ...
|Wright Eclipse Gemini|
The beginning of the twentieth century was marked by the beginning of work on hybrid buses using both diesel and electric engines. An order for such models came from a transport company in London - TFL, which, especially for this purpose, held a tender among a dozen leading bus manufacturers.
The company's office is located in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.