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Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Las Vegas — Meridian Specialty Vehicles, a Mercedes-Benz Preferred Bus Upfitter, recently announced the expansion of its geographic footprint and dealer base into Canada with the addition of Autobus Thomas ( of Drummondville, Quebec, as its newest stocking bus dealer. 

In recent years, Meridian has reported steadily increasing sales thanks to state-of-the-art production techniques, design innovations, and one-of-a-kind features that deliver best-in-class quality, safety and manufacturing consistency.

“With demand for Meridian vehicles continuing to climb, it only made sense for us to expand our dealer presence into Canada,” said David Ronsen, president and CEO of Meridian Specialty Vehicles. “After more than a year of negotiating a purchase agreement with Mercedes-Benz Canada, achieving Transport Canada Pre-Clearance status, establishing a Foreign Trade Zone for seamless import/export and carefully selecting Autobus Thomas as our first dealer, we’re confident that we’re teed up for short- and long-term success in the Canadian market.”

With over 30 years of experience in commercial bus sales, Autobus Thomas has a stellar reputation for providing quality support during and after its sales. “Autobus Thomas is very excited to be partnered with Meridian Specialty Vehicles as its first Canadian bus dealer. Meridian is building exactly what our clients have been asking us for in an 8-20 passenger shuttle bus,” said Bernard Dubé, president and CEO of Autobus Thomas. “The Canadian shuttle bus and paratransit markets are ripe for high-end, economical, and affordable Mercedes-Benz-based buses like those manufactured by Meridian. We simply do not have any product in our market today that meets their quality standards or price points.”

Autobus Thomas is currently stocking Meridian product that is ready for immediate delivery.

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