Aussie 'battler' brokers Higer seat deal


Bus seating stalwart Rod Ferguson has brokered an exclusive deal with distributor WMC to supply seating systems into the Higer range

Aussie 'battler' brokers Higer seat deal
Aussie ‘battler’ brokers Higer seat deal

January 28, 2011

Queensland-based bus and coach seating specialist Transport Seating Technology (TST) has secured an exclusive deal with WMC to supply seating into the Higer range.

TST Managing Director Rod Ferguson – a 48 year veteran of Australia’s bus and coach industry – says he is proud to link with WMC to supply innovative seating solutions for Higer buses and coaches sold in Australia.

"With almost five decades of experience in the bus and coach seating business we know what our customers want but more importantly what is required for safe, reliable and cost effective seating that meets not only market expectations but also government safety requirements," Ferguson says.

"To bus and coach operators the most important part of the business is the customer and for the customer the most important things are price and comfort," he says.

Ferguson says TST products are manufactured to comply with rigorous ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 standards.

"While we can't control bus fares, we do manufacture extremely comfortable high quality seats that meet all safety specifications and all state, federal and international regulations,"

WMC CEO Jason Pecotic says the agreement with TST ensures Higer customers in Australia have the highest possible standards in terms of bus seating safety and quality.

"Rod and his team at Transport Seating bring enormous expertise and knowledge when it comes to producing bus and coach seating for Australian conditions and its manufacturing facility in China ensures they can supply the highest quality cost effectively," he says.

"Rod’s team totally understands the requirements of Australian bus and coach operators and it is that experience and understanding that WMC will utilise to provide our customers with the best seating solutions for their specific vehicles."

TST specialize in manufacturing seats for buses, coaches, mini vans, motor homes, and marine applications such as fast ferries, and brings to Higer more than 48 years experience in manufacturing, designing and developing bus and coach seating.

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