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Free Day Of Fun Events At Alexander Dennis’ Slyfield Bus Chassis Plant

Published on: 14 Apr, 2019
Updated on: 15 Apr, 2019

Guildford’s most famous manufacturing company, Alexander Dennis Limited, is throwing open its doors to the public on Saturday, May 11 as it celebrates more than a century of automotive innovation.

Today, 124 years after brothers John and Raymond Dennis founded the origins of the brand, the Guildford operation is at the heart of a global business building and supplying coaches, single and double deck buses to mainland Europe, New Zealand, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, the USA and Canada, as well as dominating the home market. 

Now everyone has the opportunity to look “through the keyhole” and discover what goes on behind the scenes at the UK’s biggest and most influential bus and coach manufacturer.

The day will also be packed with fun for families, historic vehicle enthusiasts, potential graduate and apprenticeship candidates, technology buffs and those simply keen on nosing around the home of the UK’s most famous heavy vehicle manufacturer.

Claire Barrett, who is one of the principal event organisers at the Guildford factory, located at Dennis Way, Slyfield Industrial Estate, said: “We intend to roll out the red carpet for our guests. There will be special connecting bus services to and from Woking and Guildford stations, ‘build a bus’ activities to engage young minds (and adults too), rides around the Slyfield estate on vintage vehicles, some of which will be drawn from our own museum, guided tours of the factory, special attractions and, in general, a fun, festival atmosphere designed to involve all age groups and families.”

The event on Saturday, May 11 is free to attend and is from 10am to 5pm.

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test One Response to Free Day Of Fun Events At Alexander Dennis’ Slyfield Bus Chassis Plant

  1. Alan Oliver Reply

    April 21, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Do we have bus shuttle times from Woking please and where they pick up?

    [David Rose replies.If you click on the poster within the story and enlarge it you will see an email address you can contact: claire.barrett@alexander-dennis.com]

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