Positive news for May as bus deliveries hit three figures

By: Cat Fitzpatrick


Bus deliveries reached 102 for May in an excellent result for the sector

Positive news for May as bus deliveries hit three figures
In the body-building sector, Volgren retains its top stop with 31.

May was a great month for bus deliveries, reaching a total of 102 for the month – the highest deliveries figure of 2022 so far.

In the chassis sector, Scania and Volvo were joint first on 23 each. Scania maintained its April total but this was an increase of 10 for Volvo and its highest total of the year so far. In third was Yutong with 21, a huge increase of 20 on its April total and also its highest total of the year. I-Bus also did really well with 14 – up from five in April – while BCI reported seven, down from 15 in April. Mercedes-Benz remained steady on six, down one from April’s seven, while MAN and BYD both reported two. The final four companies delivered one each.

In the body-building sector, Volgren retains its top stop with 31 – up from April’s 26 and its highest total of the year. Yutong took second with 21, up from one in April and again it’s highest total for 2022. I-Bus came in third with 14 – an increase of five on April, while BCI dropped from 15 in April to eight in May. Custom Denning remained steady on five, while Coach Concepts saw an increase to five from two in April. Coach Design and Express Coaches both saw an increase of one on April to reach a total of three each. The remaining 11 bodies were supplied by 10 manufacturers, including the first bodies from Omnibus, Scania and Bonluck this year.

In the air conditioning sector, Thermo King remains on top with 40 – its highest total of the year, while Cling-Yutong reported 21, up from one in April. King Long doubled its April total to reach 10, while Coachair recorded its highest total of the year with seven. MCC saw a drop from April’s 13 to six while Valeo bumped up from three to six. Kingtec saw its highest result for 2022 with five, while Hispacold saw a large drop from 15 in April to three in May. Spheros was up one on three, while Konvekta saw its first delivery of the year.

At the state level, Victoria retained its top slot with 40 deliveries – the highest state result of 2022 and outstripping NSW in second place with 22. Western Australia remained steady with an increase of one from 19 in April to 20 in May. Queensland saw an increase of three from April’s 13 to May’s 16, while South Australia saw two deliveries. The Northern Territory and Tasmania both saw one delivery each.

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

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