BCI BUS CELEBRATES 30TH BIRTHDAY

By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy BCI


PERTH-BASED Australian bus manufacturer and distributor Bus and Coach International (BCI) has officially passed its 30th birthday date – October 17, 2021 – confirming its commitment to, "...continue bringing in the latest and safest bus product for years to come."

BCI BUS CELEBRATES 30TH BIRTHDAY
While BCI is one of the largest bus and coach companies in Australia, the team still firmly maintains a family focused approach to business, says current BCI CEO, Desmond Armstrong.

In passing 17 October, and starting as a small family run business, BCI’s 30 years of being in the Australian bus industry has marked it as an established historical member, which has distributed its buses around the country through its network in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide. 

In 1991, BCI founder Ron Nazzari created a local bus body builder that would become, in time, an international manufacturer exporting to prime markets around the globe, it states. 

Current BCI CEO Desmond Armstrong says he’s confident about BCI’s future and contribution to the transportation industry on our soil: "Over the past 18 years - my time at BCI - I’ve seen the company grow from strength to strength and that has only been possible thanks to our fantastic staff and certainly our customers, whose continuous support and feedback have allowed us to be successful." 

"Ron Nazzari had a Ford Falcon that was his office, workshop and spare parts department all in one," remembered Armstrong. 

While BCI is one of the largest bus and coach companies in Australia, the team still firmly maintains a family focused approach to business, says Armstrong. These values extend through to the network of experienced dealers, who work to offer customers the highest level of after-sales support in Australia and across the Tasman, he says.

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All BCI buses are built to international government statutory requirements and all in-house manufacturing and design is based on ISO 9001 standards, it confirms. The factory has current COP (Conformity of Production) certificates for Australia and Europe, as well as being authorised builders of bodies on Mercedes-Benz chassis, and pods (passenger units) for full drive trucks (Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz, Hino and Fuso). 

BCI says it remains committed to always trying to bring in the newest technology and innovation to its bus range. 

In the years to come, BCI will incorporate even more zero-emission vehicles to its clients’ fleets, in a clear commitment with to, "…new sources of energy and a more sustainable future." 

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