Monthly Archives: November 2005


Australian Supplier of the Year

In its 50th anniversary year Custom Coaches has been awarded the prestigious ‘2005 Supplier of the Year’ by the Bus Industry Confederation (BIC).

The award is judged nationally, taking into account the support provided not only to bus operators but also to the state and national associations.

In accepting the award, Custom Coaches CEO, Mark Burgess, stated that it was an honour to receive Australia’s only national suppliers award.

“The fact that we have been recognised for our nationwide service, our nationwide support of the industry at large, is a true honour. The award is a reflection of the daily effort and commitment Custom Coaches staff provide in our service centres and manufacturing plants across Australia”, Mark added.

In addition to the delivery of new vehicles, plus Custom Care’s after-sales service, Custom Coaches is a proud contributor to industry associations across Australia. 2005 saw a number of high quality exhibitions and events in celebration of the company’s 50th. This is in addition to the company’s constant participation in association and working groups.

Custom Coaches efforts were well outlined by a spokesman from the Tas Bus Association, one of the parties that nominated the company.

“The commitment given by the company to our state and continued support for the association in times when there is no real return in sales has been consistent and very much appreciated”, he stated.

“The company, Custom Coaches, has acquired several well known body builders over the years and the personnel from these companies who are regulars to the Tasmanian AGM/Conference is an important part of the relations between suppliers, operators and the State Associations.

The Tasmanian Bus Association would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Custom Coaches on 50 years of operation and wish them well for the future”, he concluded.