Deliveries momentum grows in February

The second month of the year was an improvement on January’s already impressive start, exclusive ABC data reveals

Deliveries momentum grows in February
Bus and Coach deliveries grew in February

A strong start to the year became even stronger in February, with January’s tally of 108 surpassed and reaching 112, suggesting 2019 could be a prolific year for bus and coach deliveries.

The usual order was restored in February, with Volvo leading the chart on 39, followed by Scania on 22. MAN and Mercedes-Benz both recorded double figures, while Yutong eased back to six after last month’s bumper figure of 23.

It was a similar case with the body builders, as Volgren returned to the top of the charts after recording 40 deliveries, marking a busy month for the local builder. Bustech maintained its double-figure tally from January with 14 deliveries, while Spanish-based Irizar followed in 11. Twelve builders shared the rest of the market.

Thermo King went from strength to strength in the air-conditioning sector, recorded in 56 deliveries, marking another half-century. Following on 22 was Hispacold, which also had a busy February, while Coachair was another brand to reach 10+.

NSW and Victoria fought it out for a bigger slice of the pie, sharing 30 per cent each – though the former pipped the latter by a single delivery. Queensland and WA followed on 22 and 11 per cent, respectively, with SA, NT and Tasmania also represented in this month’s chart.

Click here for comprehensive Australian bus and coach delivery information for February. Please note all data is as supplied from manufacturers, with their involvement at their discretion.

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