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Jim Sumner Chief Executive of Optare, Sherburn in Elmet..15th November 2011.... Picture by Simon Hulme
Jim Sumner Chief Executive of Optare, Sherburn in Elmet..15th November 2011.... Picture by Simon Hulme
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Alexander Dennis employs around 2,000 people worldwide, including Guildford and Scarborough as well as in Asia and North America.

There are four companies in the group: Alexander Dennis, Alexander Dennis (Far East), Alexander Dennis Incorporated, and Plaxton.

Scarborough-based Plaxton, Alexander Dennis’s coach building business, joined the group in 2005. The Scarborough site makes a range of small, large, express and luxury coaches. ADL Enviro200 midi buses are also assembled at Scarborough.