Express Coach Builders

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Express Coach Builders
IndustryBus manufacturing
FoundedEarly 1970s
FounderJohn Bishop - Geoff Christian

Express Coach Builders is an Australian bus bodybuilder in Macksville.


Express Coach Builders was originally formed as Nambucca River Engineering in 1971.[1] It primarily built custom bodies on mid-sized chassis, initially Leylands and later Hinos, Mercedes, Isuzus, Kamaz although it did body full sized 40foot chassis in both bus and coach configuration.[2]

After being placed in receivership in 1995 it was restructured and renamed Express Coach Builders.[3] In October 2007 the 500th body was completed.[4]


  1. ^ "Mixed Fortunes at Nambucca" Australian Bus Panorama 11/1 August 1995 page 17
  2. ^ "Buses in Nambucca Heads and Macksville" Fleetline May 1993 page 85
  3. ^ Introduction Express Coach Builders
  4. ^ Production Milestone of 500th Vehicle Express Coach Builders

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