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Shaws Of Whitley - Painted By Britcom

6th November 2015

Shaws of Whitely, based in North Yorkshire, operate a small fleet of quality coaches ranging up to 82 seaters; and it is one of their larger coaches in the fleet which has just undergone a refurbishment.

The 2008 Van Hool Altano TD921 coach can carry 57 passengers or alternatively 55 and one wheelchair passenger and is the second of Shaw's coaches to go into the striking new livery.

The coach was sent to Brticom's Body & Paintshop for an external refurbishment and repainting in a new colour.  Britcom's 26m spray booth could take the 14.40m long and 3.75m high coach without any issue.

The paint was specially matched by PPG and painted in PPG Nexa base coat metallic and 2 pack clear lacquer paint system to Fleetwatch specification.

From start to finish the vehicle was with Britcom for just two weeks, meaning as little downtime as possible for Shaws.


Once the refurb and repaint was complete, Acomb Signs, based in York, who Britcom work closely with, did all the decal and relivery work into the new style.

Says Philip Shaw "I'm delighted with the end result.  Britcom's quality of work and attention to detail is second to none.  Mark at Acomb Signs has also done a great job with the decals; he's a man who takes a great deal of pride in his work; he should be proud, it's excellent!  It certainly catches people's eye and has attracted a lot of attention."

Shaws Of Whitley are a family owned and run business who have been operating over 40 years, offering corporate and private hire, tours and day excursions.

To get a quote for refurbishment and painting of any vehicle, please contact Fran Johnson, our Bodyshop Manager on 01430 871010 or 07889 251793.  Or you can email us at

Mark at Acomb Signs can be contacted on 07971 288959 or

Philip Shaw at Shaw's of Whitely can be contacted on 01977 661214.