Bus Deliveries

April deliveries soar again

After a record March effort, the bus and coach industry has continued to deliver with another three-figure month in April

It was always going to be difficult to back up after March’s record deliveries month, but April has done a great job at replicating the historic feat.

After 156 deliveries were recorded in March, April has maintained the pace with 100 units delivered for the shorter month.

In the chassis market, the usual suspect remained on top, just. Following an incredible 67 deliveries in March, Volvo dropped back down to 24 to still lead the way narrowly ahead of Yutong with 22. Scania dropped slightly to still impress with 13 deliveries, while Denning and BCI couldn’t be split on 10 apiece. Just behind was BYD with the nine deliveries, while Mercedes-Benz fell back from a superb March to five deliveries in April. MAN (three) and King Long (three) both continued to register, with BLK ticking along with the single unit delivered.

When it came to bodies, Volgren stayed ahead with another leading month. Its 30 deliveries was followed by the ever-impressive Yutong with 22, while Custom Denning jumped up to third with 11 deliveries. Just behind was BCI (10) while Irizar was next best with the six units. In an even finish, Scania Higer led a deep pack with four deliveries, while Express Coaches, King Long and BusTech Group (three each) stayed ahead of the final eight deliveries, which were shared between six companies.

McConnell once again inserted itself as the leading seat suppler in Australia for buses and coaches with another stellar month of 47 deliveries. It stayed well ahead of the pack, more than double in front of StyleRide with 19 deliveries. Sege continued to follow behind closely with 16, while Yutong remained consistent with 12 units. King Long registered three units, with the final three deliveries going to Marcopolo (two) and Fainsa (one) in a concentrated market.  

The air-conditioning market also allowed its dominant hand to prevail, with Thermo King staying on top with 29 deliveries in April. Cling-Yutong (22) wasn’t far away in second place, doubling the third placed Valeo who had 11 units for the month. With MCC (10) close behind and Denso (nine) also trailing narrowly, Hispacold (six) kept consistent, ahead of Coachair (four), Konvekta (four), King Long (three) and Spheros (two).

When it came to the state breakdown, Victoria reclaimed its throne in April with 29 buses delivered. It beat out Queensland, who fell not far behind with 27 units, and NSW with the 21 deliveries. Western Australia continued to increase against its eastern state counterparts with 19 deliveries, while the ACT (three) and Tasmania (one) also registered deliveries to remain consistent.

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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