GEMILANG EX­PAN­SION DRIVE CON­TIN­UES

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BUOYED namely by ma­jor bus con­tracts in both Syd­ney and Mel­bourne re­cently, bus body builder Gemilang is seek­ing to ex­pand its staff num­bers to ac­com­mo­date the in­creas­ing de­mand, it states.

The now newly “100 per cent” Aus­tralian-owned and op­er­ated com­pany, head­quar­tered in Ballarat, Vic­to­ria, is hir­ing a num­ber of po­si­tions, in­clud­ing spray pain­ter, mo­bile ser­vice tech­ni­cian and panel beater/ body builder to be based at its work­shop there.

With 2019 mark­ing the com­pany’s 10 an­niver­sary in Aus­tralia, the maker of alu­minium city buses for the Aus­tralian and New Zealand mar­kets also main­tains fleets within the metro ar­eas of ma­jor cities.

KEY AGREE­MENTS

It’s an ex­cit­ing time for Gemilang in Aus­tralia, in par­tic­u­lar, with cer­tain metro city or­ders help­ing drive the com­pany’s lo­calised ex­pan­sion plans, it says.

With a re­cent 50 per cent buy­out by Aus­tralian share­hold­ers of the re­main­ing half of Gemilang Asia Pa­cific Ltd shares, Gemilang says it is “the only bus builder with a sig­nif­i­cant foot­print of elec­tric buses on Aus­tralian roads, hav­ing de­liv­ered over 20 to the mar­ket since 2016”.

As of June 27, 2019, it also en­tered into a “long-term dis­tri­bu­tion agree­ment with Gemilang Coach­work Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) for the sup­ply of the Eco Range alu­minium bus bod­ies to Aus­tralia and New Zealand.

A spokesper­son for Gemilang, speak­ing of its track record and fu­ture busi­ness, said: “We have been work­ing to bring as­sem­bly back to Aus­tralia since 2016 and are fo­cus­ing on lo­cal­is­ing our build as much as pos­si­ble, short term.

“Long term, we hope to ex­pand our op­er­a­tions and work­force with OzPress In­dus­tries in Ballarat to man­u­fac­ture buses for all states and ter­ri­to­ries, as well as build­ing elec­tric buses for the Aus­tralian mar­ket.”

Gemilang Aus­tralia is also part of a $16 mil­lion or­der for 100 Sca­nia buses touted as “the sin­gle big­gest or­der of re­place­ment buses in Vic­to­ria for more than 25 years”.

Be­low: Po­ten­tial job can­di­dates seek­ing more in­for­ma­tion are en­cour­aged to con­tact Gemilang, ASAP.

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