Deliveries climb

Extremely low new bus delivery numbers in March have been overshadowed by strong results in April, exclusive ABC data reveals

Deliveries climb
The number of buses delivered by all manufacturers was significantly up in April, compared with March 2017.


Deliveries increased in April 2017 with 86 brand new buses delivered throughout Australia.

This compares well with March 2017, during which just 55 new bus deliveries were reported by manufacturers, representing an increase of 31 vehicles.

The April delivery number stacks up poorly compared to the 112 new buses delivered in April last year, however.

Volvo had a big month, its deliveries increasing from 18 in March to 43 in April, followed by Scania’s 25, which was also up on last month’s 13.

Hino was a big surprise, reporting 10 deliveries for the month of April – up from two in March.

The majority of other manufacturers delivered less than four vehicles respectively, with Yutong dropping month-on-month from four to two.

In terms of body builders, Volgren led the way by a considerable margin with 36, which was up considerably on the 16 reported in March. Bustech had a strong showing with 14, up from four the month before.

The majority of other builders delivered less than eight vehicles respectively. 

On the air-conditioning front, Thermo King units were included in the delivery of 43 buses nationwide, a reasonable increase on the 35 it posted just a month earlier.

Spheros had a spectacular month in April and was involved in the delivery of 16 buses.

Coachair also had a good month with eight, which is well up from its total in March of one.

Denso and Hispacold were involved in the delivery of seven each.
NSW led the way with 64 per cent, followed by Victoria (23 per cent), Queensland (8 per cent) and SA on 5 per cent. See overleaf for Australian bus delivery information for April 2017.

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