|Headquarters||15 Compound Drive
Hutchinson, Kansas, 67502, USA
Number of locations
|Owner||Allied Specialty Vehicles|
Number of employees
|Parent||Allied Specialty Vehicles|
|Subsidiaries||Collins Bus Corporation
Mid Bus Corporation
Corbeil Bus Corporation
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Collins Industries is a Hutchinson, Kansas company that specializes in manufacturing of Type A school buses, and also manufactures ambulances and other special-purpose vehicles. The company was founded in 1971 and as of 1998 it was made up of four subsidiaries: Collins Bus Corporation, Wheeled Coach Industries, Inc.; World Trans, Inc. and Capacity of Texas, Inc. Collins purchased manufacturer Mid Bus in 1998, and the assets of Canada-based manufacturer Corbeil Bus Corporation in 2007. Since October 2006 Collins has been an 80-percent owned subsidiary of BNS Holding Inc. The company has about 900 employees, in three manufacturing facilities.
Collins sells its buses under the Collins Bus, Mid Bus, and Corbeil names, with minor design differences in each line. All models are available on Ford or GM cutaway chassis.
On March 29, 2012, Collins released a new bus model, replacing the Collins Bantam series, the Mid Bus Guide series, and the Corbeil Quantam series of bus products. Now, all companies share the bus model name. The first Nexbus product came off of the Collins assembly line on May 16, 2012.
Nexbus SRW- A single rear wheel version of the Nexbus.
Nexbus DRW- A dual rear wheel version of the Nexbus 
Nexbus Propane- A propane fueled version of the Nexbus. It is available only on a GM chassis. It was built in conjunction with Clean Fuel USA.
World Trans, Inc.
Based in Hutchinson, Kansas, World Trans is a manufacturer of commercial and shuttle buses.
Ambulances and Specialty Vehicles
Wheeled Coach Industries
- Custom Series- Type I and Type III models
- FireMedic Series- Type I and Type III models
- Medic Series- CitiMedic Plus and Crusader Plus models
Capacity of Texas
Based in Longview, Texas, Lay-Mor manufactures walk-behind and drive-on street sweepers. Purchased by Collins in 2000.
Bantam - A Collins bus model that was replaced by the Nexbus SRW. Single rear wheel bus available in capacities of up to 20 passengers. Known as the Guide by Midbus and the Quantam by Corbeil.
Bantam 422 - Another Collins bus model that was replaced by the Nexbus SRW. Single rear wheel bus available in capacities of up to 20 passengers. Known as the Quantam 422 by Corbeil.
Grand Bantam - A Collins product replaced by the Nexbus DRW. Dual rear wheel bus available in capacities of up to 35 passengers. Known as the Grand Guide by Mid Bus and the Grand Quantam by Corbeil.
Super Bantam - Another Collins bus model replaced by the Nexbus DRW. Dual rear wheel bus available in capacities of up to 30 passengers. Known as the Super Guide by Mid Bus and the Super Quantam by Corbeil.
- Company website
- Collins Bus Corp.
- Corbeil Bus Corp.
- Mid Bus Corp.
- Wheeled Coach Ambulances
- World Trans
- Capacity Trucks
- Dinnell, Dave (November 6, 1998). "Collins opens $1.1 million facility". Wichita Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
- "Investor Relations". Collins Industries. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
- http://www.einet.net/review/951592-320147/A_Small_Bus_Manufacturer_World_Trans_Buses_Bus_Sales_Used_Buses_Bus_Service.htm this shows World Trans's corporate information as their webpage seems to be down
- http://www.capacitytexas.com/about.html# Corporate website with basic history.