Euroshel transports Blackpool bus shelters to Nigeria

Forty year-old family business, Autocross Euroshel Ltd is set to bring a flavour of Blackpool to Nigeria with its first international contract to supply bus shelters.

EuroshelThe export deal will see one of the company’s Brilliance range of bus interchange shelters, currently installed across Blackpool, taking a journey of over 3,000 miles to be fitted outside the Ministry of Works and Transport in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria.

Managing director Bill Cross is now looking forward to building on the new connections and supplying more shelters to the country.

Bill said: “Securing this new contract in Nigeria is a real coup for Euroshel and we hope this is the first of many shelters that we are able to supply to them.

"In the UK our shelters provide a respite from the rain, snow and wind but our unique stainless steel modular system works equally well to provide protection from the sun and dust, something that will certainly be put to the test in its new home!”

Euroshel supplies to both local authorities and private clients and specialises in the production and installation of bus shelters, smoking ban shelters, cycle shelters, patient waiting and pay station shelters and Eurosportz team dugouts.

The new export deal also coincides with Euroshel’s approval as a street furniture contractor by Constructionline, the government-backed scheme which matches companies with public sector opportunities.

Euroshel has also achieved ISO 9001 quality assurance accreditation for all aspects of its business from design right through to installation of the product. The company was able to obtain the accreditation with part funding from the Manufacturing Advisory Service. Mark Sutherberry, MAS NW advisor, said: “Euroshel is just the type of industrious and innovative manufacturing company that MAS is privileged to work with and we were delighted to be able to provide funding towards their ISO 9001 accreditation. Euroshel has worked incredibly hard over recent years to expand their product range and customer base and it is wonderful to celebrate this, their first international export of a bus shelter to Nigeria.”