Rally for return

By: Amie Hickland, Photography by: Ryan Osland

North Sydney Bus Charters must be one of the most diverse charter operations run in Sydney

Rally for return
NSBC's Yutong fleet

It would be fair to say the folks at North Sydney Bus Charter (NSBC) really love what they do. And the team is at a distinct advantage when it comes to the work they predominately undertake.

NSBC chief executive officer Scott Riley says the group is a bunch of old tennis pros, who were using charter services to transport people to the various tennis centres they were running in Sydney.

Then some 13 years ago, Riley and the teamdecided the transport component was something they could undertake themselves – and thus, NSBC was born.

Nowadays, the business is smashing their way to being a market leader in the charter space, so this bunch of ol’ hands reckons they must be doing something right.

NBSC will take delivery of their 50th Yutong vehicle this May, as to be announced at the Yutong international conference.

The international gathering of delegates is set to be held in Cairns, Queensland, from May 22 with hundreds expected to attend.

NSBC will also take delivery of a further ten brand new Yutong vehicles, to expand the current fleet.

"In my opinion, Yutong will be, within five years, the number one producer in the country," says Scott.

NSBC was the first in Australia to buy Yutong, and Scott says this is a decision the operator is proud of.

While there is some general scepticism from industry when new manufacturers enter the market, Scott says they tested the product on its merit and the vehicles have performed perfectly.

"We took a strategic, critical risk," he says.

Yutong general manager Australia Neil Wang has also been able to offer the company 24/7 support, which has played a huge role in the success of the business.

The operator has also been able to sell a large number of second hand vehicles to ensure its average fleet age is well above that of most operators and Jeff Nance from Bus & Coach Sales has been a pivotal partner in this area providing great reliable support.

Scott says the Yutong buses hold their value well, giving a great return on investment to the operator.

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