Spring is upon us with a bright out­look f or the lo­cal in­dus­try as man­u­fac­tur­ers’ de­liv­er­ies hit another high for 2018, ex­clu­sive ABC data re­veals

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Not long since reach­ing a yearly high of 120 in June, the Aus­tralian bus and coach in­dus­try has bet­tered that fig­ure, sur­pass­ing it by two to record 122 de­liv­er­ies in Au­gust. A tra­di­tion­ally busy month, it beats the tally of 110 at the same time last year.

The mar­ket was dom­i­nated by the Swedish chas­sis man­u­fac­tur­ers, with Volvo (55) and Sca­nia (47) ac­count­ing for 84 per cent – much of that driven by gov­ern­ment pur­chases. Sca­nia shone in par­tic­u­lar, smash­ing its pre­vi­ous best monthly tally of 30.

Volgren’s re­la­tion­ship with the Swedes bore fruit, its bod­ies listed on 53 ve­hi­cles all up for both. Bustech, de­spite not build­ing its own chas­sis for the month, was kept busy with 21 bus body or­ders, also a yearly best. Thir­teen more builders shared the re­main­der of the mar­ket.

Thermo King again sat atop the air-con­di­tion­ing mar­ket with 44 units, this time fol­lowed closely by an undis­closed com­pany on 34. Spheros and His­pa­cold also en­joyed a busy month, recorded in dou­ble-fig­ure tal­lies.

NSW’s ac­tiv­ity in the in­dus­try was un­matched, oc­cu­py­ing more than 50 per cent. Vic­to­ria (9 per cent) con­tin­ues to cool, well be­hind Queens­land (17 per cent) for the month and closely trailed by SA and WA (8 and 7 per cent), re­spec­tively.

Turn over­leaf for com­pre­hen­sive Aus­tralian bus and coach de­liv­ery in­for­ma­tion for Au­gust.

Please note all data is as sup­plied from man­u­fac­tur­ers, with their in­volve­ment at their dis­cre­tion.

... sur­pass­ing it by two to record 122 de­liv­er­ies in Au­gust.

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