Custom Bus Group has celebrated the 100th Bus to coming off its St Marys production line since the Dunn Group took over ownership.

The Custom CB80 bus is built on a Scania K310 chassis and is being delivered to NSW State Transit.

The NSW Minister for Transport and Roads, The Hon. Andrew Constance, was on hand to help with the celebrations with representative from the STA and other Custom Bus Group customers.

Scott Dunn, Managing Director and owner of Custom Bus Group said he was very proud of what the business had achieved since starting the “New Custom” in March 2018.

“In just over a year, we have relocated the factory from Villawood to St Marys and created 175 jobs,” Dunn said.

“I knew it would be a challenge, though with a brand name that dates back to 1954, a lot of good people, and some passion, we have been able to continue the manufacturing of world class buses in Sydney,” Dunn said.

“We have delivered 89 of the 100 buses to NSW operators and I would like to thank our customers and the NSW Government for their trust and support,” Dunn said.

“The business currently has strong orders and we are hoping to create more jobs for Western Sydney,” Dunn said.

“We will continue to build our low floor city bus and school bus and will also have some exciting announcements in the near future regarding new products for the Australian market,” Dunn said.

BusNSW Executive Director, Matt Threlkeld, congratulated Custom Bus Group on achieving the milestone.

“To start a manufacturing business from scratch and build 100 buses is no easy feat,” Threlkeld said.

“High quality vehicles are needed to meet customer expectations and having a bus building plant in Sydney means we have a healthy industry,” Threlkeld said