Dungannon mobility firm’s £2.5m factory boost

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster opened the new factory.
Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster opened the new factory.

Dungannon firm Taxi & Bus Conversions has opened a new factory which will create 19 more jobs over the next two years.

Established in 2006, the Bush Road based company specialises in the adaption and conversion of mobility vehicles, taxis and minibuses and other specialist vehicles in the UK and Ireland.

With growing sales and £170,000 from Invest NI it has invested £2.5m in a new state-of-the-art facility.

It’s hoped the factory will help improve the business and further increase sales.

Managing director, David Donnell, said: “It has always been our priority to ensure that all our conversion work for both cars and minibuses, meets with industry standards and have invested time and energy to align the business with all new and existing legislation.

“We are a customer focused business and this has helped us consolidate our position and given us a strong platform for growth.

“Moreover, the support we received from Invest NI over many years has accelerated that business growth and helped us establish a solid reputation among our customer base.

“Our success to date combined with our growth programme demonstrates our passion for building a company to be proud of.”

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster opened the new production site.

She said: “This marks an important milestone for Taxi & Bus Conversions and signals its commitment to long-term growth.

“From humble beginnings eight years ago, this specialist business has steadily grown its sales to Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, building up valuable relationships with leading vehicle manufacturers and Invest NI’s continued support has played a significant role in this growth.

“The impressive new production facility will underpin the company’s ambitious growth plans, while the 19 new jobs will make a valuable contribution to the local community and wider economy.”