Yutong Australia has announced it is opening a new factory owned dealership in Melbourne, covering sales and service across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

The company has also announced that the new factory dealership will be headed up by Don Imrie who has been appointed as the Southern States regional manager for Yutong.

According to Yutong Australia general manager, Lou Riccardi, Yutong  reconsidered  the need to set up its own dealership to better service customers in the Southern region given the growing customer base in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

 “With the introduction of our new full EV buses, ranging from 9m to 12m, school buses and coaches, our awarding winning EV E12ULF city bus and our current full Euro 5/6 diesel bus range, the new Victoria dealership will be equipped and accredited to handle all service and mechanical repairs, warranty issues and spare parts distribution,” said Riccardi.

 “Don Imrie brings over 30 years of experience to Yutong as a bus salesman and bus operator and his understanding on what bus operators require and expect is unmeasured,” he added.

 In addition Riccardi said that  the company has appointed Morry Lauricella to head up  its service and parts division.

 “Morry brings more than 30 years experience in customer service in the heavy vehicle Industry and his comprehensive knowledge puts him in a position to deliver the very best service for our Yutong customers,” he added.