Tamware Press Release
1st Nov 2010
Carlyle Bus & Coach Ltd is the leading parts and service solution provider to the bus and coach industry, delivering parts to operators throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and worldwide.
Carlyle has a long association with the bus and coach industry, originally being the key parts and engineering support for many of the national bus operating companies to one man owned operated businesses.
Today it continues to be a leading provider of body components and engineering services to the bus and coach industry, now offering its extensive knowledge and range of parts to operators, builders and converters throughout the world. Offering a fast and responsive service with the widest range of parts from the world’s foremost original equipment manufacturers, covering the leading brands of buses and coaches.
Carlyle is now strengthening their door parts range with another leading manufacturer – Tamware. Carlyle will stock spare parts for the entire range of Tamware door systems that are used in applications in the UK and will henceforward be the first line supplier for the Finnish company for the whole of the UK aftermarket.
Tamware has now been active in the UK for some ten years. The company supplies pneumatic, electrical and manual door systems to an increasing number of customers, amongst which are: Plaxton Limited, KFS Special Vehicles Limited, Minibus Options and Wessex Vehicle Services Limited.
Tamware’s Sales and Marketing Director, Jason Thomas gives an insight into the company’s decision to appoint Carlyle, “When vehicles are off the road they need replacement parts as quickly and cost effectively as possible. Our new partnership with Carlyle should mean that this service can be achieved in a much more efficient manner in all respects, which will go another step towards further strengthening Tamware’s position as a door supplier into the UK market.”
Tamware looked at several possible options for UK aftermarket distribution, as Jason Thomas explains, “Carlyle has a very good reputation and was already well known to us. Though we talked to other companies, once we had taken the decision to seek a UK partner for the aftermarket, Carlyle was always the front runner.”
In addition to this initial agreement, the two companies are also in discussions to put together a service package for Tamware customers.
Carlyle’s Chairman John Turton is extremely pleased with this new partnership; “Tamware is a leading manufacturer of vehicle door solutions throughout Europe, with a history stretching back over more than thirty years and a reputation for quality. We are delighted to be able to welcome them into the portfolio of top-line brands that Carlyle is responsible for, in the UK and Irish aftermarkets. Through this new partnership, we are very much looking forward to being able to help them further strengthen their overall position in the UK Bus and Coach market.”