Dyson Group has acquired O’Connell’s Omeo Bus Service, also a family owned business, after almost 60 years of operation
Dyson Group has expanded, acquiring O’Connell’s Omeo Bus Service, also a family owned business, after almost 60 years of operation.
The O’Connell’s operation consists of the Omeo and surrounding area-based school runs and the Alps Link Bus Service between Omeo and Bright, which Dyson Group will continue to run.
In a statement, the company says it’s excited to further service the local community of Omeo in addition to the Omeo to Bairnsdale service Dyson Group already runs.
“This will be the first time Dyson Group will be operating snow services in our history and we are ready for the challenge,” Dyson Group says.
“The Dyson family thanks the O’Connell family for this opportunity and wish them all the best. We look forward to seeing where this unique venture takes us.”
A family owned and operated bus company founded in 1952, the Dyson Group operates more than 480 buses and coaches while employing some 800 staff in metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and NSW. It operates tours and charter, airport transfers, school runs, and metropolitan commuter services.
Dysons also acquired Shepparton Transit on June 1.
The services that Dysons will now operate include V/Line, charter, government and private school services, as well as town services.
“Dysons are pleased that each of the employees will transition across to Dysons, continuing to deliver the same high standard of services to the local community,” the company says.
“The Dyson family would like to take this opportunity to thank the Fallon family who operated the services since 2003 and are excited to grow our standing in north-east Victoria.”