By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: Dominic Chaplin

CHINESE BUS manufacturer Yutong’s Australian-based operations has added to its ‘official’ Yutong Bus Centre strategy by opening a Brisbane dealership, it’s announced recently.

At Yutong Australia's new factory-owned Bus Centre in Brisbane, Barry Henderson will head things up and joins service manager Andrew Shuttleworth, who is already there.

At a time of launching its new-look website (www.yutong.com.au) and six months after opening its factory-owned Victorian dealership - to service Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania - Yutong Australia’s own Brisbane dealership has started, effective 1 March, 2020.

Heading up operations at the new Brisbane outlet - located at 53 Kenway Drive, Underwood - is Barry Henderson, who has a wealth of bus experience and knowledge and has worked with the Yutong brand for nine years, Yutong Australia confirms.

Henderson has been involved in the industry for 42 years starting as a bus driver before working in operations and management of coach tour company Tropic Wings, based in Cairns, operated by ABC Sales & Maintenance, which is owned by the Woodward Family CaPTA Group.


A general manager of ABC Sales & Maintenance, Henderson - who has been operating and selling coaches since 1978 - has earlier completed an accredited course at the Yutong factory located in Zhengzhou, China.

"I am excited by this opportunity and look forward to continuing to support not only the Yutong Brand, but the new and existing clients of Yutong, who are located within the Brisbane region, South Queensland and Northern New South Wales areas," he said.


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Henderson joins service manager Andrew Shuttleworth, who is already based in Brisbane, Yutong Australia states.

According to the company, all warranty and service required within the Brisbane region will be provided by MK Equipment.

MK Equipment Services is an authorised service agent for Yutong vehicles and has been for the past seven years, Yutong Australia says.

Backed by 24 years’ experience within the bus industry, MK Equipment Services provides a one-stop shop for all servicing and repair, the company explains.

Yutong Australia will continue to be backed by its five dealerships located throughout Australia: Yutong Bus Centre Brisbane, Yutong Bus Centre Victoria, Yutong Bus Centre Sydney, Yutong Bus Centre WA and Yutong Bus Centre Cairns.

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