This is a significant milestone for one of Australia’s premier bus and coach brands – Scania Australia.

The local arm of the Swedish bus and truck giant is celebrating the passing of the 500-vehicle sales milestone for the bus and coach division down under.

The 500 charter and school buses have been produced in collaboration with Higer since 2010.

Higer supplies the bodies which sit upon the tried and tested Scania chassis and powertrain.

“Scania is Australia’s most successful European original equipment manufacturer, delivering the most fully imported buses sourced from a mass-production factory in the region.” – Julian Gurney, Director of Sales for Scania bus and Power Solutions

“Scania’s offer of a high-quality body, built on a dedicated assembly line under the watchful gaze of Scania engineers and quality assurance teams, employing the latest Scania active and passive safety and fuel-efficient technology, provides a recipe for success.”

The vehicles have been and continue to be popular on the used bus and coach market as well.

Scania and Higer produce the popular offerings for the Aussie market

While Julian says the bumper-to-bumper Scania peace of mind has proven to be ultra attractive to operators.

“The concept of a Scania from bumper-to-bumper was a message that resonated well with the Australian bus and coach market, giving customers a one-stop-shop for all maintenance and repair needs.

“These vehicles removed the need for customers to run between bodybuilder or chassis provider chasing solutions in the event of an issue.”

Well done to all involved on the big milestone!