NFI Parts™ has received an order from Champion Coach for UV light kits to be installed on their MCI motor coaches.
Louisville, Kentucky, USA – June 24, 2020: (TSX: NFI) NFI Parts™, the parts subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent bus manufacturers, has received an order from Champion Coach for UV Light Kits to be installed on their MCI motor coaches.
UVC lights have been used to sanitize hospitals, operating rooms, doctors’ offices, medical equipment, residential spaces, etc. for many years. The UV Lighting system from NFI Parts mounts inside the motor coach ductwork and sanitizes air with UV light without compromising rider or passenger safety. The system works to reduce bacteria, viruses and mold in the HVAC system; creating a safer and more comfortable experience for passengers while producing no pollution.
“NFI Parts appreciates any opportunity to work directly with operators to find solutions that best suit their needs”, said Brian Dewsnup, President NFI Parts. “Champion Coach was interested in new technology that would benefit their fleet in the long term and we agreed that the UVC installation would accomplish this. Our Clean and Protect line was established in response to COVID-19, however many of the products in this part of our catalogue will continue to bring positive impact to riders beyond the pandemic.”
Champion Coach was founded in 1998 and is based in Greenville, South Carolina. Its fleet of distinctive motor coaches carries professional sports franchises, elite college teams, corporate, school, church and family groups wherever they need to go. Champion Coach frequently provides team travel, group travel and corporate travel services to Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Columbia, Raleigh, Jacksonville, Miami and other popular destinations in the Southeast.
“This is an investment in overall safety and comfort for our customers and drivers,” said Craig Dance, Chief Executive Officer of Champion Coach. “Our goal at Champion Coach is to be at the forefront when it comes to implementing new technologies to motor coach fleets. We look forward to continued collaboration with NFI Parts as we outfit our vehicles with the most advanced features.”
The UV lighting system is durable and easy to install. For more details on these kits or other offerings in the NFI Parts Clean and Protect line, please visit: http://nfi.parts/cleanandprotect/
NFI Parts recently published a safety guide which addresses four principles of safety for buses and motor coaches: Distancing, Disinfecting, Air Quality, and PPE, with the first three principles being called out as the primary areas for operators to invest in. UV light are a relatively low-cost, chemical-free, convenient option to sanitize the air in a vehicle. While vehicles may never reach ‘clean room’ status, they can be made safer through air sanitization and filtration. To view the full guide, visit: http://nfi.parts/cleanandprotect/
The strong partnership between NFI Parts and its supply network has resulted in inventory on these high demand items to be available for purchase. Due to the popularity of the Clean and Protect products, customers are encouraged to reach out to their NFI Parts customer service representative as quickly as possible to minimize lead times.
With 9,000 team members operating from more than 50 facilities across ten countries, NFI is a leading independent global bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), MCI® (motor coaches), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts™. NFI buses and motor coaches incorporate the widest range of drive systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell). In total, NFI now supports over 105,000 buses and coaches currently in service around the world. NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information are available at www.nfigroup.com, www.newflyer.com, www.mcicoach.com, www.arbocsv.com, www.alexander-dennis.com, and www.nfi.parts.
About NFI Parts
NFI Parts™ is North America’s most comprehensive organization providing parts, technical publications, training, and support for buses and motor coaches. NFI Parts is the parts division of NFI Group, providing replacement parts for New Flyer transit buses, MCI motor coaches, ARBOC cutaway vehicles, as well as the product lines for the acquired NABI and Orion parts businesses. Additionally, NFI Parts has extensive cross references for parts that are common with other bus, coach, and cutaway product lines and has a mature supply base and established relationships with over 1,000 suppliers.
With over 90 years of parts experience, NFI Parts™ supports a combined fleet of 75,000 active transit buses, motor coaches and cutaway vehicles. NFI Parts serves more than 5,000 customers annually. NFI Parts understands the operational importance of getting the right parts, on time, all the time; allowing customer maintenance teams to focus on repairs and returning vehicles to service quickly. Further information is available at www.nfi.parts.
Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is North America’s public and private market motor coach leader, building the J4500 (the industry best-seller for 13 consecutive years), the all-new 35-foot J3500 model, and the workhorse D-Series including the breakthrough ADA-accessible MCI D45 CRT LE Commuter Coach offering lower dwell times. MCI will add battery-electric propulsion in 2020. With nearly 30,000 MCI coaches on the road, MCI also provides maintenance, repair, 24-hour roadside assistance, parts supply through NFI Parts, and technician training through the industry’s only Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) accredited MCI Academy. Further information is available at www.mcicoach.com.
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