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!uest shuts chassis plant

14th September 1985
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VERCAPACITY in the bus coach manufacturing instry and a lack of orders ve caused the United EngiNing Industries Group to se down the chassis build; operations of Quest 80. Quest 80 was founded in 79 in Telford, Shropshire, a design consultancy deloping bus and truck degns for the Sigma Aporation in South Africa. It also developed a range of chassis for the British Arket, using mainly Ford rnponents and at one time as involved in the de velopment of a lightweight double-deck bus chassis.

UE1 bought the company 18 months ago.

Quest chassis were bodied by Plaxtons, Reeve-Burgess, Locomotors and Jonckheere.

The company has closed down its factory but remains part of UEL Some of its design and development facilities have been transferred to its sister company, Locornotors, which bodied some Quest chassis including a revolutionary airport bus operated by Ralphs Coaches, of Slough.


Locations: Slough

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