Pressed Metal Corporation South Australia (PMCSA) was an Australian bus bodybuilder based in Royal Park, Adelaide.
History [ edit ]
The business originally formed as Freighter-Lawton Industries being rebranded Freighter Industries in 1963.
It was originally based in [1 ] Seaton.
In 1975 it was sold to
Leyland Australia and rebranded PMCSA moving to a new plant at Royal Park in 1976. In 1991 following the closure of [1 ] Pressed Metal Corporation in Sydney and the consolidation of operations in Adelaide, PMCSA was renamed PMC Australia. PMCSA was included in the sale of Leyland Australia's (by now renamed [2 ] Jaguar Rover Australia) bus businesses to Clifford Corporation in July 1996. [1 ]
Following the collapse of Clifford Corporation, the plant was sold in 1999 to a consortium of
Custom Coaches, Jim Bosnjak and John Hewson and rebranded Australian Bus Manufacturing. [3 ] Custom Coaches assumed full ownership in 2000. [4 ] [1 ] [5 ]
In the 1980s PMCSA also built the Elwood bus chassis with most being sold to
Melbourne operators. [1 ] [6 ] [7 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d e Memoirs of a bygone era Australasian Bus & Coach June 2008
^ "PMC Australia" Australian Bus Panorama June 1991 issue 6/9 page 17
^ "Austral Pacific Group" Fleetline May 1999 page 75
^ "New Owner for Bus Plant" Australian Bus Panorama June 1999 issue 14/6 page 32
^ "Australian Bus Manufacturing" Australian Bus Panorama August 2000 issue 16/1 page 18
^ "Victorian Buses in the Eighties" Australian Bus Panorama September 1990 issue 6/2 page 11
^ PMCSA Elwood Series Bus Australia