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About Optare

Awards & Achievements

Optare's achievements and awards are evidence of our commitment to innovation and excellence in the global transport market.

1990

First integral Metrorider vehicle in production

1995

Excel low floor fully integral citybus range launched

1997

Solo (so low) low floor fully integral midibus range launched

2000

“Millennium Product” and “Queens Award” for enterprise achieved for the Solo design

2011

Official commissioning of the new Sherburn in Elmet plant by the Minister of Transport

2012

10,000th vehicle produced

2014

Launch of Integral Double Decker – Metrodecker

2018

York Business Award for Export

2019

London Transport Award for Excellence in Technology

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