King Long returns to Australia

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Following a haitus since previous distributor Heavy Vehicles Australia Pty Ltd closed in December, King Long has appointed a new distributor for the region. Australasian Bus & Coach (ABC) reports that Bus Stop Sales and Service, with bases in Rocklea in Brisbane and the recently-acquired King Long site in Epping in Melbourne, has been appointed as distributor for the Chinese manufacturer.

Dealer-principal at Bus Stop Sales and Service, Pete White, told ABC that his company’s primary focus is to deliver quality buses to its customers with exceptional after-sales support, and looks forward to showcasing a range of exciting new bus products soon. Bus Stop Sales and Service previously represented Chinese rival Yutong in certain market areas.

“The King Long product range is no stranger to Australian roads,” he told the Australian press, ”with a proven history spanning more than 12 years in a variety of operating environments. The decision to replace our existing brand with King Long was not an easy one; however, it was necessary to meet the company’s longer-term strategy and support its customer base.

“As a team we are very proud of our contribution to establish, develop and grow the Yutong brand in Australia. We thank the Yutong team for the partnership over the past six years and we are committed to working together with Yutong to ensure a smooth transition for our customers and staff.”

King Long Australia’s Sales Manager Harvey Zheng added: “King Long’s appointment of Bus Stop Sales and Service is an exciting new direction for King Long and is part of our commitment to return to the Australian market with the right partner.

“King Long is proud to be working with Bus Stop Sales and Service – an organisation that is equally committed to doing more every day for its customers.”