Mar­ket shows strength as bus de­liv­er­ies rise

Two con­sec­u­tive months of strong new bus de­liv­ery re­sults should come as good news to the in­dus­try, ex­clu­sive ABC data re­veals

ABC (Australia) - - DELIVERIES -

De­liv­er­ies in­creased in May 2017 with 93 brand new buses de­liv­ered through­out Aus­tralia. This com­pares well with April 2017, dur­ing which 86 new bus de­liv­er­ies were re­ported by man­u­fac­tur­ers, rep­re­sent­ing an in­crease of seven ve­hi­cles. This May de­liv­ery num­ber stacks up well com­pared to the 85 new buses de­liv­ered in May last year.

Volvo had a slower month, its de­liv­er­ies de­creas­ing from 43 in April to 37 in May, fol­lowed by Sca­nia’s 21, which was also down on last month’s 25. MAN had a strong month, re­port­ing six de­liv­er­ies for the month of May – up from four in April. Most other man­u­fac­tur­ers de­liv­ered less than six ve­hi­cles re­spec­tively, with Yu­tong in­creas­ing month-on-month from two to six.

The body builders were busy, with Vol­gren lead­ing the way on 27, though that gure was down a fair way on the 36 re­ported in April. Cus­tom Bus had a strong show­ing with 11, up signicantly from six the month be­fore. The ma­jor­ity of other builders de­liv­ered less than eight ve­hi­cles re­spec­tively

For air-con­di­tion­ing sup­pli­ers, Thermo King units were in­cluded in the de­liv­ery of 49 buses na­tion­wide, a slight in­crease on 43 just a month ear­lier. Spheros had a strong month in May, in­volved in the de­liv­ery of 20 units. His­pa­cold also had a good month with nine, which is up from its to­tal of seven in April. Denso and Yu­tong were in­volved in the de­liv­ery of six each.

New South Wales led the states with 32 per cent, fol­lowed by Vic­to­ria (27 per cent), Queens­land (23 per cent), Western Aus­tralia (12 per cent), South Aus­tralia (6 per cent) and Noth­ern Ter­ri­tory (1 per cent).

De­liv­er­ies in­creased in May 2017 with 93 brand new buses de­liv­ered

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