Marshalls snaps up rights to Dart
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• Marshalls of Cambridge has beaten FSV Dormobile to snap up the Carlyle Group's design rights, jigs and fixtures for bodying the Dennis Dart.
The move will mean that FSV Dormobile will have to suspend its plans to recruit another 50 staff by the middle of the year.
Marshalls has taken on six staff from the defunct Carlyle Group, and once it begins bodying the Dart, late in February, it plans to increase its 220strong bodybuilding workforce.
Marshalls stopped building bus bodies 10 years ago, but it hopes the Dart work will "act as a springboard to expand its bus building activity". It has been trying to reduce its reliance on military work in recent years by building waste management units and truck bodies.
D Essex-based County Bus & Coach has ordered 13 Pointers on the Dennis Dart and 18 Beavers on a mixture of Mercedes 811D and 709D chassis.