SUZHOU, Jiangsu – Suzhou King Long sold 3,638 large and medium-sized buses in the first quarter of 2007, and revenue climbed to ¥1.006 billion (around $130 million), up 51.39 and 70.69 percent, respectively, year-on-year, according to Chinabus.com.
Suzhou King Long won an order to sell 164 11-meter Higer coaches to Shenzhen Airport, the biggest of its kind on the domestic bus market this year. These coaches will serve to shuttle travellers between the airport and downtown areas.
At the Chinese national exhibition in Moscow this March, Suzhou King Long signed an agreement to export 1,000 Higer coaches to Russia, with a sales value of over $40 million, the biggest international order for Chinese buses this year.
After providing 500 Higer luxury coaches for the 15th Asian Games in Doha last year, it has won a new order for 360 units from Qatar this year, winning a good reputation for its quality.
In fact Suzhou King Long has made good progress, with improvements in safety, low noise and reliability, as well as meeting European rollover safety standards with a Higer coach. At the 7th Busworld Asia held in Shanghai in March it won awards for “best coach manufacturer,” “best coach design” and “best coach safety equipment” in China.