Chinese bus maker King Long has announced it has appointed Australian bus sales company, BusStop as its new distributor, following the closure of previous distributor Heavy Vehicles Australia in late 2019.

The Brisbane based BusStop also has an operation in Melbourne and is headed up by long time bus sales expert Pete White.

White says the company will focus on King Long after many years as a dealer for another Chinese brand Yutong. Yutong took the dealerships in house last year and this gave BusStop the opportunity to align with King Long.

King Long is a well-known bus brand on Australian roads  and has been sold here for more than a decade.

BusStop sold more than 100 buses in Australia in 2019  and has a long track record under both Pete White  and his well-known father, Dick White.

King Long Australia  sales manager Harvey Zheng said the appointment of Bus Stop  as the sales and service distributor for King Long is part of the it’s commitment to return to the Australian market with the right partner.

“With the commitment of additional support and resources by King Long headquarters here in China and the support of Bus Stop, we look forward to sales success in Australia,” said Zheng.