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Barnes Coaches Put E-Leather to the Test

Swindon based operator Barnes Coaches are evaluating the use of E-Leather in its touring fleet. The VDL Bova Futura, purchased through Moseley of the South, has now been in service for over 12 months and Barnes' Managing Director - Luke Barnes, is more than satisfied with the performance of the eco-friendly material so far.

"When we looked to specify the vehicle we considered several alternative seating materials but chose E-Leather because of the significant savings in both weight and cost compared to 'traditional leather'", commented Luke.

After a year in operation the material looks as good as new with no signs of 'bagging or stretching' on the Brusa recliner seats.

On a 55 seater coach, E-Leather can make the difference of over 60kg without compromising on comfort.

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