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How all the parts come together to make a coach?

Cartoon films portray car factories with lumps of raw iron going in one end and gleaming automobiles purring away at the other. It is of course a false image. Coaches today are not made all in one place. But the reality is scarcely less remarkable, for the process can involve factories all over the world in the making of just one car.

At Saragossa, Spain, where the American company General Motors has a huge assembly line, the steel for the body may come from Spain, the engine from Britain, the suspension units, gearbox and fuel-injection system from Germany, the tyres from France or Italy, the radio from Holland or Japan, with contributions even from Australia and Korea.
Once things were a lot simpler.

At the beginning of the century, the first cars were produced much the same way as horse-drawn coaches - with workers wandering around, slowly and expensively.  The creation of each part and the assembly of the coach was all done by hand.

Coaches, buses and other vehicles

As well as coaches, we have a whole fleet of different vehicles available which we can use for different purposes and different events, including hiring for group journeys and moving large items. These vehicles include vans and mini buses. With such a large fleet of vehicles, it is going to be the case that sometimes things go wrong, and need to be remedied quickly. This includes problems with car batteries. We have now discovered The Battery Guys who sell almost any vehicle battery - next day delivery online, which is fantastic, as it means we don't have to worry about taking our vehicles anywhere, we just go online to The Battery Guys website, key in the details of the vehicle, the site tells us what battery we need, and it gets sent out to us next day delivery. We highly recommend them to drivers of cars and other types of vehicle.

Swinton Travel have over 10 years of experience in the van and mini bus hire industry we are always on hand to advise you and answer any questions you may have, either by phone, email or in person. Have a look at our Fleet.

Today, although each and every coach is built individually to order, with a variety of optional features, such as air conditioning and even kitchenettes, available, parts for each coach comes from a variety of manufacturers all over the world. Assembly is highly automated, with robot assembly manufacturing the near completed coach. Skilled engineers then complete the job, performing checks and fitting the finishing parts.

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