Wrights Group’s fleet of electric buses receive a wireless booster charge from plates in the road, allowing them to run for longer. Founded in 1946 and still owned by the Wright family, the County Antrim firm pioneered low-floor buses in Britain and is building London’s new Routemaster. Mark Nodder, 58, is group managing director.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank180
CompanyWrights Group
ActivityBus manufacturer
LocationBallymena, Co Antrim
Sales £m178.9
Operating profit £m4.6
Main shareholdersJeffrey Wright (100%)
Staff1,370
Founded1946
Websitewww.wright-bus.com

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