Deliveries crack first monthly ton in 2021

Photography by: courtesy Scania Australia

End of financial year proves fruitful for some in particular, exclusive ABC data reveals.

Deliveries crack first monthly ton in 2021
Scania had its busiest month in a year.

Having teased triple figures throughout the year, bus and coach deliveries have finally smashed that mark during the end of financial year.

June 2021’s tally of 114 is the highest for exactly a year, with June 2020 the last time deliveries surpassed a century, and well above this calendar year’s best of 99 in January.

Scania led the way in the chassis sector with 44 deliveries, also its highest number in a year. Volvo followed on 29, with a 12-unit delivery to Busways helping it near its average of 30 in 2021. BCI came roaring back after no deliveries in May to notch 21 in June, its highest number since February, 2020.

The good news continued to roll for BCI in the body-building sector, taking a rare monthly crown after recording 24 deliveries. Volgren improved slightly month-on-month with 20 recorded deliveries, plus another from subsidiary Supportrans. Custom Bus (13), Bustech (10) and Yutong (10) also reached double figures for the month.

In the air-conditioning sector, Thermo King hit a half century for the first time this year, with 53 deliveries also its biggest figure for 12 months. MCC, involved in most of BCI’s units, recorded 19 deliveries, its biggest month in recent times. Hispacold and Cling-Yutong were the others on double figures.

Victoria was the busiest of the states in June, occupying 32 per cent of the market. Somewhat surprisingly, WA took second spot with 24 per cent, while NSW fell back to third with 21 per cent and Queensland fourth with 17 per cent.

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

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