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SPONSORED CONTENT: Axalta has been announced as the sole paint and coatings supplier to Bustech, Australia’s largest privately owned bus manufacturer.

Axalta – with extensive experience in supplying coatings to the commercial market both globally and within Australia – is well positioned to meet the needs of Bustech, today and into the future.

“As the clear market leader in coating supply to the Australian manufactured bus and coach industry, Axalta fits well with the requirements of Bustech, to be a partner that is tuned into delivering quality products and solutions to meet customer requirements,” said Steven Brett, managing director, Axalta Australia and New Zealand.

“With more than 150 years of expertise in the paint and coatings industry, we can leverage our global experience to deliver local solutions to the Bustech team and its customers in Australia.”

Michael Busch, Axalta National OEM manager added: “Bustech’s complete commitment to quality and consistency makes the Axalta/Bustech partnership an outstanding corporate fit.

“Through introducing the next generation of paint and coating technology, providing extensive training to all production personnel, and establishing clear documented painting processes, the significant improvement in output quality was inevitable – but also extremely satisfying. Bustech’s existing and future customers are seeing the end result of Bustech’s commitment to continuous improvement, and this all bodes well for the extensive plans they hold for their future as an Australian manufacturer.”



Bustech is based in Burleigh Heads on Queensland’s famous Gold Coast and is Australia’s largest privately-owned bus manufacturer. Designing, engineering and manufacturing chassis’ and bodies for mass passenger vehicles, 95 per cent of all parts and components are sourced from local Australian suppliers, delivering unmatched economic development and sustainability for Australia.

Bustech is now owned by the Australian Bus Corporation, which also owns Precision Buses based in Edinburgh Parks, South Australia. Through this partnership, Axalta will also work with Precision Buses in its Adelaide facility replicating the model it has with Bustech.

“Axalta’s experience in the commercial vehicle industry gives us great confidence that they will be able to provide the necessary products and support as we continue to build on the strong platform we have, positioning ourselves for future product development with our strategic partners,” said Bustech CEO Thinus Steyn.

“We are confident this partnership will help us continue to be a leading supplier of government and private sector passenger vehicles in Australia.”



The Imron Fleet Line paint system is designed for commercial vehicles that spend most of their life on the road, in all types of weather. It delivers exceptional weather and corrosion resistance while providing a beautiful finish. It is the product of choice of more than 70 per cent of the Australian Bus and Coach manufacturing industry. Axalta is a global leader in the manufacture of coatings for the heavy-duty truck and bus market.

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Axalta works with its 25 local distribution partners Australia-wide to offer Bustech and its fleet customers a flexible and timely logistic solution.


With more than 40 support personnel servicing all Australian states and territories – specialising in paint application, process refinement, colour matching, quality control and business analysis – Axalta is uniquely positioned to support manufacturers ready to embrace their full potential within the painting operation.

Photography: courtesy Axalta

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