The World Bus & Coach Manufacturing Industry Report

The World Bus & Coach Manufacturing Industry

Date of publication: November 30, 2018

Edition: Tenth

Frequency: Biennial

Format: Hard copy with online digital access

Single-user price: GBP 2350.00 + VAT / EUR 3250.00 / USD 3975.00

Corporate licence price: GBP 7050.00 + VAT / EUR 9750.00 / USD 11925.00

Overview

The World Bus & Coach Manufacturing Industry Report is a comprehensive review of the global bus and coach building industry concentrating on vehicles above 7.5t gvw. It aims to provide a clear picture of the industry today and considers what may happen in the future. 

This fully updated and revised tenth edtion starts with an overview of the industry. CEOs from some of the leading Western European bus manufacturers have been interviewed and their views on the key issues affecting the global industry summarised. Reviews of the component supply industry follow.

As in previous editions, the report provides a review of the manufacturers by region and country and production and registration figures are included for all world markets, where available, together with 5 year forecasts. The report concludes with the latest update of who owns whom in world bus manufacture and world bus component manufacture.

Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Contents

Chapter 1            An overview of the world wide industry

This chapter provides a snapshot of the world bus building industry and how it has developed in recent years.

Chapter 2            State of the industry – top CEOs air their views

The views and opinions of the leading CEOs in the bus building industry are set out in this chapter following exclusive interviews. Progress and performance of these companies in the past two years is highlighted and the opinions of each CEO on issues affecting the global industry recorded.

Chapter 3            World bus manufacture - Key events in the last two years

A diary of acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and other significant events in the last two years in the bus building industry taken from the archives of “Truck & Bus Builder”.

Chapter 4            World bus components - Key events in the last two years

A diary of acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and other significant events in the last two years in the bus component manufacturing sector taken from the archives of “Truck & Bus Builder”.

Chapter 5            Legislation – its impact on manufacturers and the market

This chapter reviews changes in legislation and assesses the impact on manufacturers.

Chapter 6            Diesel engine developments

This chapter looks at the diesel engine strategies of independent bus and coach builders.

Chapter 7            Hybrid driveline developments

This chapter looks at the recent development in both series and parallel hybrid driveline developments. It highlights some of the key system advances since the last edition of this report.

Chapter 8            Electric driveline developments

This chapter outlines some of the developments in all-electric buses and highlights progress of the electric bus since the last report.

Chapter 9            Transmission and axle developments

This chapter highlights developments in transmission manufacturer and axle supply since the last edition of this report.

Chapter 10          Alternative Fuels

There are many alternative fuels being considered as a replacement to diesel. This chapter reviews some of the key alternative fuel developments globally by region.

Chapter 11          Chassis equipment – steering, wheels, tyres, brakes, braking systems and suspensions

This chapter looks at chassis treatment and chassis development trends and the contributions the component suppliers are making to safety, comfort and driveability. 

Chapter 12          Body systems and structural materials

How the latest developments in materials technology are being incorporated into bus component supply and how it affects design, weight of vehicle and products in the market place.

Chapter 13          Body components – doors, windows, floors and body furniture

This chapter looks at the main suppliers of interior equipment for bus and coach.

Chapter 14          Climate control - heating, ventilation and air conditioning

The provision of complete climate / environmental control systems is examined here, where the main providers all now tend to offer complete system solutions. The move to electrical drive systems has occurred in recent years to meet demands of the hybrid and all-electric bus builder, but also to reduce fuel consumption.

Chapter 15          Electrical systems - lighting, wiring, batteries and driver support

An examination of the extensive strides forward made in this area by specialist suppliers and the systems being adopted by specific manufacturers.

Chapter 16          Telematics and real-time information systems 

This chapter looks at the increasing importance of operational aids on vehicle performance and total cost of ownership, the increasing importance for communication with and to attracting customers.

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The following chapters (17 to 29) report on the main chassis, body and complete vehicle manufacturers by country and region. Each chapter also provides, where the figures are available, an eight year summary of production as well as registrations by manufacturer and country, with forecasts for the next five years.

 

Chapter 17          A review and forecast for the Western European market

Chapter 18          A review and forecast for the Central European market

Chapter 19          A review and forecast for Russia and CIS countries

Chapter 20          A review and forecast for Turkey

Chapter 21          A review and forecast for the Middle East and North African markets

Chapter 22          A review and forecast for Central and Southern Africa

Chapter 23          A review and forecast for the Indian sub-continent

Chapter 24          A review and forecast for China

Chapter 25          A review and forecast for Japan

Chapter 26          A review and forecast for Eastern Asia (excluding China and Japan)

Chapter 27          A review and forecast for Australia and New Zealand

Chapter 28          A review and forecast for the North American markets

Chapter 29          A review and forecast for South and Central America and the Caribbean

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Appendix I          Who owns whom in world bus manufacturing

Appendix II         Who owns whom in the world bus component manufacture

Appendix III        Glossary of terms and definitions