By: Cat Fitzpatrick, Photography by: courtesy Scania Australia

November sees some top figures for the year and a welcome monthly boost, exclusive ABC data reveals.

Scania, along with many other brands, showed improved numbers on previous months.

There’s some good news in the bus deliveries arena with, if not quite a return to form, at least a positive upturn in November’s figures: a total of 76.

This is 11 more than last month’s 65 and the highest we’ve seen so far in this financial year.

In the chassis sector, Volvo once again is leader of the pack, up six on last month’s number to reach a total of 21. Following behind are Scania, BCI and Mercedes-Benz on 15, 14 and 13, respectively; all showing improvements on last month’s totals. The remaining 13 deliveries includes a welcome return by I-Bus to our pages after last being recorded in February, 2020 - bringing five deliveries to the table.

In the body-building sector, Volgren is still on top with a total of 21, up four on last month’s 17. Close behind is Bustech Group with 19 – showing not only a huge gain on previous months’ totals, but also recording its highest total for 2021. Not far behind is BCI on 15, also showing a return to form with its best result since June. There was good news for Irizar, which also delivered its highest total so far for 2021, with eight deliveries. The remaining 13 bodies were spread out across seven other manufacturers.

Thermo King still reigns at the top of the air-con deliveries board, showing a gain of 10 deliveries on last month, with a total of 41, and its best result since July’s 50. There’s quite the gap still between first and second, with MCC nipping in ahead of Hispacold by just one, recording 14 and 13 deliveries, respectively. However, congratulations to Hispacold for also recording its highest total in 2021. The remaining air-con deliveries include the first entrance of King Long to the deliveries table, with four.

In terms of states, there was a switch in first and second place compared to October, with Western Australia taking the lead in November on 23. Victoria dropped slightly to record 18 units, with NSW and QLD not far behind on 15 and 11, respectively. South Australia doubled its October total with six deliveries in November while Tasmania makes its first appearance since April with three.

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

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