Most of the Capoco projects have been stars, so this is just a selected few…

Some examples that combined particular technical input, commercial success and global presence

Some notable projects

A few highlights from the 45 years and 125 projects covered by Capoco Design

Dart, Dart SLF & Enviro 200

Family of Dennis products that became the UK’s most successful bus. It also went on to sell well around the globe, notably in Adia & N America

Optare Solo

A very innovative design that offered a unique blend of features, notably a very low floor and easy entrance. Another global best seller.

Trident 3 & 2, Enviro 500 & 400

A family of deckers, in the Dennis unmatched record in such buses, that revolutionised low floor, high capacity double decks.

Eldorado National Corp EZ Rider 2

A great 30 foot project with a great client. The ENC co-operation then went onto the 40 foot full size product, Axess.

Plaxton Triplets

Three facelifts that transformed the three Plaxton projects with a new look & great style – Elite, Centro & Cheetah 2.

FAW CA6100S1H2

The multiple design & analysis contracts with First Auto Works of China were an exciting time, both for Capoco and the whole world.

Other interesting programs:

One market sector that was interesting was the ‘export bus’ market, mainly working with our clients, Duple Metsec. These covered high tech products like the Trident 3 for the new Hong Kong airport thru the front engine, simpler buses for Africa & Asia, such as 4,250 bus kit units for Sri Lanka.


  • Whole vehicle TOTAL DESIGN
  • Design & Analysis or D’n’A
  • Complete design definition of new products

Market Success

  • 65% of all UK buses over a 20 year period
  • Dominance in the US 30 foot market
  • Market leaders in numerous sectors

Market success across the UK, North American and Asian markets with radical new high tech products


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