Rotala Plc Timeline
Rotala has developed over time as follows...
March 2005 - Rotala PLC formed as a cash shell and listed on AIM
August 2005 - Rotala PLC acquired the Flights businesses
October 2006 - acquired the Zaks bus business
December 2006 - acquired bus business of Birmingham Motor Traction
April 2007 - commenced operations in Bristol
June 2007 - acquired parts of the bus business of South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company Ltd
July 2007 - acquired North Birmingham Busways
February 2008 - acquired Diamond Bus
April 2008 - acquired Ludlows of Halesowen
June 2009 - commenced operations in Bath
April 2010 - Rotala PLC pays its maiden dividend
January 2011 - acquired Preston Bus Limited
March 2013 - acquired Redditch and Kidderminster depots of First Group
March 2015 - acquired Green Triangle Buses
June 2015 - acquired the Wings business at Heathrow airport
January 2016 - acquired Heathrow business of OFJ Connections
July 2016 - acquired Elite Minibus and Coach Services
August 2016 - acquired Rojay Services Limited, (trading as Wigan Coachways)
April 2017 - acquired Wednesbury Depot from Arriva Midlands
August 2017 - acquired Hansons (Wordsley) Ltd
August 2017 - acquired the bus and minibus services business of Go Goodwins (Coaches) Limited
November 2017 - acquired Hotel Hoppa from National Express
February 2018 - acquired Central Buses from CEN Group Ltd
August 2018 - Sale of certain routes and assets of Wessex Bus Ltd to Cheltenham and Gloucester Omnibus Company Limited. Wessex Bus Ltd becomes a dormant subsidiary of Rotala Plc.
August 2019 - Acquisition of the Weston St Depot from First Manchester.
April 2022 - Acquisition of the bus business of Claribels Coaches Ltd, West Midlands.
May 2022 - Aquisition of the bus business 'Excelbus' of Johnsons Coaches of Henley.
August 2022 - Aquisition of Midland Classic Ltd, Burton on Trent.