Thomas Dennis Company

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An ABQ RIDE Thomas/Dennis SLF200 used on the free D-Ride route

Thomas Dennis LLC was created in 1999 as a joint venture between Thomas Built Buses, Inc. of the United States and Dennis Bus (Mayflower Corporation) of the United Kingdom.

The company manufactured a version of the Dennis Dart SLF, engineered for the North American market, in a new facility located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The SLF200 was reengineered in 2002 to use a Mercedes-Benz engine and electrics. Mayflower had hoped to develop a 40 ft transit bus, but instead DaimlerChrysler subsequently bought Orion Bus Industries. As a result, Mayflower sold its 49% stake and the name of the company was changed to DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North Carolina in 2003.


  • SLF200-series (SLF230, SLF232, SLF235) - based on Dennis Dart SLF
  • CL100 cutaway bus

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