ABC SALES & MAIN­TE­NANCE is part of the Wood­ward Fam­ily CaPTA Group, which con­sists of Tropic Wings Cairns Tours & Char­ters, Jun­gle Tours & Trekking, Wooroonooran Sa­faris, Rain­foresta­tion Na­ture Park, Aus­tralian But­ter­fly Sanc­tu­ary, Wildlife Habi­tat, and Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome.

We are in a unique po­si­tion as an Aus­tralian dis­trib­u­tor and dealer with our work­shop, which has also been op­er­at­ing a fleet of 53 ve­hi­cles for the past 35 years. This ex­pe­ri­ence in day tour­ing, Char­ter, ex­tended Char­ter and school bus con­tracts.

The gen­eral man­ager of ABC Sales & Main­te­nance, Barry Hen­der­son, has an im­pres­sive back­ground, with ex­pe­ri­ence in op­er­at­ing and sell­ing coaches since 1978.

Barry has been to many bus fac­to­ries all over the world. He is amazed by the Yu­tong pro­duc­tion line pre­ci­sion and au­toma­tion, the test­ing fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing test­ing track, the elec­tro­plat­ing and the size and vol­ume of ve­hi­cles.

This does not go with­out men­tion­ing the Re­search and De­vel­op­ment depart­ment which sees Yu­tong rein­vest 3-4% of its an­nual turnover. Yu­tong not only es­tab­lished the first post-doc­toral work­sta­tion, state level tech­ni­cal cen­tre and ex­per­i­men­tal cen­tre in China’s bus in­dus­try, but also pos­sesses a pro­fes­sional R&D team of over 1,000 peo­ple who have ad­vanced con­cepts of bus de­vel­op­ment. This guides the de­sign of the bus prod­ucts with science and tech­nol­ogy.

Barry has com­pleted an ac­cred­ited course at the Yu­tong fac­tory lo­cated in Zhengzhou, China, and is fully qual­i­fied to sell Yu­tong coaches and en­sure they are ser­viced and main­tained to the high­est level. But most im­por­tantly, Barry is pas­sion­ate about his prod­uct! This is what makes ABC Sales & Main­te­nance dif­fer­ent and stand out from the rest.

Our work­shop has a full-sized bus pit as well as a hoist and space for up to eight coaches, and can cover all facets of re­pairs, main­te­nance, ser­vice and parts re­quired. We hold a large range of parts on site to re­duce and min­imise down­time of ve­hi­cles, which in­clude air cons, fil­ters, belts, wind­screens and side win­dows etc. To ef­fi­ciently con­duct main­te­nance on Yu­tong ve­hi­cles, we have ac­cess to a large stock range. When you op­er­ate a fleet, time is money and our aim is to get any ve­hi­cle back on the road in 24 hours.

From the op­er­a­tors’ prospec­tive, the in­tro­duc­tion of com­pet­i­tive pric­ing has made the in­dus­try mar­ket in­ter­est­ing.

Yu­tong coaches are “game chang­ers”, es­pe­cially our T12! It has a no­tice­able and stylish line and all the op­tions you would want to add are avail­able to you as stan­dard. It’s a qual­ity coach with Mercedes-Benz en­gine and ZF auto trans­mis­sion and axles.

Time is money and our aim is to get any ve­hi­cle back on the road in 24 hours.

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