YUTONG EX­PANDS AUS­TRALIAN DIS­TRIB­U­TOR NET­WORK

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QUEENS­LAND-BASED Yutong dis­trib­u­tor Bus Stop Sales and Ser­vice (Bus Stop) has also been ap­pointed as the new and ex­clu­sive dealer for the Chi­nese bus brand in Vic­to­ria, South Aus­tralia and Tas­ma­nia, it’s re­ported re­cently.

The south­ern ex­pan­sion co­in­cides with the com­pany newly ap­point­ing in­dus­try stal­wart Guy Pex as gen­eral man­ager for the south­ern states, in ad­di­tion to the com­pany launch­ing its highly an­tic­i­pated Yutong 53-seat high-floor “Su­per Coach” – the Aus­tralian ver­sion of the Euro­pean model known as the T12.

Ac­cord­ing to Bus Stop, Pex’s ex­ten­sive bus in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence is a fan­tas­tic ad­di­tion to the grow­ing Bus Stop team.

“I joined the bus in­dus­try in 2010 with Irizar Ocea­nia / Patico Au­to­mo­tive (the orig­i­nal dis­trib­u­tor in Aus­tralia) as sales man­ager; ini­tially the com­pany purely sold the Irizar school bus and coach bod­ies in part­ner­ship with the OEM chas­sis sup­pli­ers,” said Pex.

“Later on Irizar them­selves took over the dis­tri­bu­tion and Patico took on other brands, such as Optare low-floor buses and a num­ber of other smaller bus brands.

“I am ex­cited to have joined the

Bus Stop team and look­ing for­ward to es­tab­lish­ing the Yutong brand and Bus Stop Sales & Ser­vice in the south­ern states.

“I am look­ing for­ward to demon­strat­ing all of the Yutong prod­ucts to op­er­a­tors and, in par­tic­u­lar, the stun­ning new T12 ‘Su­per Coach’ – it’s su­perb to drive and al­ready it is getting rave re­views,” Pex ex­plained.

Fur­ther­more, Bus Stop says it is also pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Mac­quar­rie Cor­po­ra­tion as the pre­ferred ser­vice cen­tre for all Yutong af­ter-sales re­quire­ments. Mac­quar­rie has more than 65 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try and are lo­cated at 1620 Syd­ney Road, Camp­bell­field, north of Mel­bourne.

ABOUT BUS STOP SALES

Bus Stop Sales & Ser­vice is an Aus­tralianowned and op­er­ated busi­ness with bases in Archer­field, Queens­land; Camp­bell­field, Vic­to­ria; and Welsh­pool, Western Aus­tralia.

As the com­pany states, it is the ap­pointed dealer of Yutong ve­hi­cles for Queens­land (south of Mackay), north­ern New South Wales (north of Port Mac­quarie), North­ern Ter­ri­tory, South Aus­tralia, Tas­ma­nia, Vic­to­ria and Western Aus­tralia.

Hold­ing the ti­tle as the ‘world’s big­gest bus man­u­fac­turer’ – pro­duc­ing more than 75,000 ve­hi­cles each year, says Bus Stop – Yutong is com­mit­ted to sup­ply­ing high-qual­ity buses and coaches for the Aus­tralian mar­ket, it’s claimed.

Bus Stop Sales & Ser­vice was founded in Jan­uary 2014 and is headed up by dealer prin­ci­pal Pete White, who is sup­ported by his fa­ther Dick White, and a col­lec­tive team bring­ing more than 40 years’ bus body build­ing and in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence to the cus­tomer, the com­pany says.

In ad­di­tion to the Yutong prod­uct range, it also spe­cialises in sell­ing used buses, coaches and mo­torhomes across Aus­tralia.

Bus Stop, Yutong Aus­tralia and its ser­vice agents hold in ex­cess of AUD$1 mil­lion worth of gen­uine parts and equip­ment through­out Aus­tralia, with a na­tion­wide team of fac­tory-trained and sup­ported ser­vice agents to help with any re­pairs, it states.

All Yutong coaches are equipped with the in­dus­try-known com­po­nen­try, in­clud­ing: Cum­mins en­gines made in the United King­dom, Amer­i­can-made Al­li­son Trans­mis­sions, German-made ZF steer­ing axles and Bel­gium-sup­plied Wabco ABS brak­ing sys­tems, says Bus Stop.

HIGH-FLOOR “SU­PER COACH”

Newly ar­rived in Aus­tralia is the Yutong high-floor “Su­per Coach”, as named by Bus Stop.

As a high-per­for­mance ve­hi­cle for those seek­ing a first-class pas­sen­ger ex­pe­ri­ence, it is mod­elled upon Euro­pean lines and in­cor­po­rat­ing only the finest com­po­nen­try, says Bus Stop.

With leather seats, wood-grain floor­ing, two fold-down TV screens and LED roof trip light­ing, the pre­mium Yutong coach from Bus Stop also has a high floor line with in­creased lug­gage ca­pac­ity, split wind­screens and Spheros air con­di­tion­ing.

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