Scania A30s arrive in Australia


Scania Australia has signaled its intention to launch into the school bus sector with the arrival of 25 A30 buses from China

Scania A30s arrive in Australia
Scania A30s arrive in Australia
By David Goeldner | June 8, 2010

Scania Australia has signaled its intention to launch into the school bus sector with the arrival of 25 A30 buses from China.

Built by Higer to Scania design specifications, the first batch of A30s acquired by the Pulitano Group for in excess of $8million includes an extra A30 to work at Mt Buller in Victoria.

The remaining 25 buses will work under the Bus Queensland banner, servicing school routes in the fast growing Brisbane to Ipswich south-west corridor.

Scania Bus and Coach National Manager Trevor O’Brien says up till now Scania has not made a dent on the school bus market.

"It’s a three-legged chair, we have three essential products in our line-up and we weren’t selling into one section of it – school buses – this is the tool we found to do that," he says.

O’Brien is also aware that other school bus suppliers will be watching the Bus Queensland purchase closely.

"We want some of their market share, so yes they are probably watching," he says.

The first order of 25 is a mix of Euro 4 and Euro 5 emission vehicles.

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