Dyson Group has ac­quired O’Con­nell’s Omeo Bus Ser­vice, also a fam­ily owned busi­ness, af­ter al­most 60 years of op­er­a­tion

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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.”

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