By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy Royans

BREAKING: Australasia’s largest transport accident-repair specialist Royans has announced the acquisition of Brisbane-based bus and coach specialist Coachworks, recently.

Coachworks is located in Acacia Ridge, Queensland, and now provides new owner Royans with a second Brisbane metro location just 20 minutes away from its Wacol branch, it says.

With more than 30 years in the business, Coachworks is an industry leader specialising in the repair and refurbishment of buses and coaches with services including: accident repairs, refurbishment, retrofitting, refinishing, mini bus conversions and spare parts sales, it states.

Coachworks’ Scott Isaacs will continue to manage the business and customers can expect to receive the same personal local service from the whole Coachworks team, Royans confirms.

Coachworks is located in Acacia Ridge, Queensland, and now provides new owner Royans with a second Brisbane metro location just 20 minutes away from its Wacol branch, it says.

This now provides customers with three specialised workshops in Brisbane following the recent construction of a dedicated light / medium truck repair workshop at the Wacol site, in addition to the existing large truck and trailer accident repair workshop, Royans states.

Coachworks occupies 3500m2 of workshop including three spray booths and a smaller parts booth that make up the paint shop; there are three additional workspaces equipped to specialise in accident repairs and refurbishment; manufacturing and mini bus conversions; and retrofitting and project works as required by the industry. The capability of the business is underpinned by the 55 staff members covering many trades and years of experience specifically in the bus and coach industry, Royans confirms.

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Commenting on the acquisition, Royans CEO David Church, said: "The partnership with Coachworks is really exciting for Royans as we expand our service offering further into buses and coaches."

"We have long-term experience with bus and coach accident repairs throughout our network, and we can now build on that with the expertise Scott and the Coachworks team bring to Royans.

"We look forward to working with Scott and the team and using this combined knowledge and experience to continue to provide a premium service offering to our customers."

Church added: "At Royans everything we do is designed to get our customers back on the road fast. The addition of specialised workshops like Coachworks into our network, not only expands our footprint, but adds to the specialised skillset of our workforce."

"This - along with the most experienced staff in the business and the latest in equipment, systems and processes - ensures we can deliver quality repairs with minimal downtime to our customers."

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Royans is Australia and New Zealand's largest transport accident repair specialist and was established in Sydney in 1944, it states.

The company now consists of 13 branches with a team of more than 300 experienced specialist repairers and professional staff and a rich history of more than 75 years, it explains. This gives Royans the scale of skills, experience and an expanding network to service a huge range of transport customers far and wide, it adds.

Royans has been on the acquisition path for the past 12 months or so and has grown its network, which a year ago consisted of branches in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Wagga, Dubbo, Newcastle and Wodonga, to now include established workshops in Dandenong, Mascot, Townsville, Shepparton and Auckland NZ, the company states.

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