The unsurpassed washing quality and reliability of Smith Brothers & Webb’s Britannia brand of automated bus washing machine has won it another contract from trentbarton buses.

The Warwickshire-based manufacturer has recently installed one of its Britannia Strong 45 model at trentbarton’s Sutton in Ashfield depot – its third for the bus company.

The first was installed at the Company’s Langley Mill depot and the second - which uses Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras to automatically select the right wash for differently-sized buses – is at Derby.

Offering a totally flexible solution the Britannia Strong is a three brush gantry type machine which can wash a stationary vehicle on a double or single traverse. It has a microprocessor control system to automatically control the brushes to ensure a thorough wash each and every time.

Jeff Counsell, Managing Director at trentbarton, said: “Our Britannia machines have been excellent – Smith Brothers & Webb have a good machine and their service and back up is very good as well.

“Reliability is important to us. If a washing system goes out of service we have to wash the buses by hand and it’s too much. You can’t do it properly and with 57 buses at the depot, you can’t do them all.”

Andy Barracliffe, Director of Britannia Washing Systems, said: “We are delighted that trentbarton buses has entrusted Britannia once again with ensuring that its buses are clean and live up to its reputation as the “really good bus company”.

“We pride ourselves on the quality of our designs and the reliability of our machines, which are all made here in the UK.
Equally we take pride in our repair and maintenance services, knowing that customers rely on us for a speedy response.”

Smith Brothers & Webb has a proud history of more than 70 years in manufacturing and has won an international reputation for its range of automated washing systems for buses, coaches, trams, trains, commercial vehicles and public service vehicles.

From its base in Alcester, Warwickshire, the company has exported around the world, including the Far East and India, and its success has led to turnover expanding in recent years.
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