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April deliveries set 2024 record

2024’s Australian bus and coach deliveries continue to maintain a high level with another successful month of orders

This year is seemingly an incredibly successful one for bus and coach companies, as the deliveries continue to fly through at an unprecedented level.

So far this year deliveries have stayed strangely consistent in the 130s, but April’s numbers rose to 144, finishing eight ahead of March with 136 units delivered for the month.

It was a month of crowning glory for Volvo in the chassis market, who took the sector by storm to finish with 54 deliveries for the month. The massive month allowed Volvo to stay well clear of the next best Yutong with 29 deliveries, while Scania rounded out the podium with 19 units. There was a gap following the top three, with I-Bus finishing fourth with nine deliveries and King Long fifth with eight, while Custom Denning and BCI both registered six units delivered. BYD had the four deliveries and Mercedes-Benz the three, with BLK (two) and Challenger (one) wrapping up the final deliveries in the chassis market.

Once again the bodybuilder market was Volgren’s to lose, with the giant delivering 42 units to surpass its March efforts and once again sit atop the sector. It finished well clear of Yutong (29) and Irizar (18), with BCI not far behind with the 10 deliveries. Custom Denning and I-Bus couldn’t be split with nine deliveries each, King Long (eight) narrowly trailed, with Global bus Ventures and Nexport the next best with three units delivered apiece. In an increasingly even spread in the sector, the final 12 deliveries were dispersed across nine brands.

Nothing changed in April at the top of the seating market as McConnell was once again the dominant force with 50 deliveries. It nearly doubled Yutong with 29, while Sege continued an upward trend to finish with 27 deliveries for April. StyleRide remained consistent with the 16 units delivered and APM impressed with nine deliveries, with King Long (eight) and Vogel (three) finishing ahead of Marcopolo and Fainsa, who wrapped up the market with a delivery each.

Another month and another top display from Thermo King in the HVAC market, with the air-conditioning giant closing its April deliveries with the 41 units. It did enough to stay well clear of Cling-Yutong with 29, while Coachair solidified its spot in third with the 24 deliveries. Hispacold (18) and Valeo (11) continued their upward trajectories in April and King Long (eight) and Songz (five) stayed clear of MCC with the three deliveries. To finish the market, Konvekta and Denso both recorded the two deliveries, while Spheros had the one.

Victoria once again proved too strong in the state-based deliveries battle, romping home to a convincing win with 43 deliveries in April. Queensland (33) provided good fight, doing enough to easily finish in second ahead of Western Australia (31) and NSW (29). With both Tasmania and the Northern Territory recording no deliveries for April, it was only South Australia (seven) and the ACT (one) that had units delivered in a busy month for the industry.

For website piece: Click here for comprehensive bus and coach delivery information for April. Please note all data is as supplied from manufacturers, at their discretion.

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