Zhongtong Bus Holding Co., Ltd. is one of the earliest listed bus manufacturers in China with total asset of RMB 12 billion, 592,900,000 shares. Zhongtong employ more than 4,000 staff at a site of 934,000 square meters. There are 1,500 sets of production equipments in production line that meet Netherlands BOVA technology and advanced international standard with a capacity of 30,000 new-energy and energy-saving buses.
As a leading model of Chinese bus industry, Zhongtong Bus has been devoted to the manufacturing of buses for more than 40 years and has grown into an expert in bus manufacturing. By virtue of years of technology & experience accumulation, on the basis of state-certified corporate R&D center, postdoctoral workstation, and state-certified labs, and in alliance with national famous universities and institutes, Zhongtong has been dedicated to the research of safety, energy saving, and new energy technologies of buses with more than 100 patents and making of more than 30 state standards , and has obtained more than 50 domestic and international awards as well, thus powerfully pushing forward the progress of Chinese bus industry. All the leading technologies used by Zhongtong Bus has helped it successfully provide services for important international activities, such as Beijing Olympic Games, the 11th National Games of China, and 2011 Xi’an International Horticultural Exposition.
Zhongtong Bus is always committed to innovation and development. Early in the 21st century, Zhongtong Bus introduced advanced European bus manufacturing technology and developed a series of buses product leading the Chinese bus industry. They cover highway buses, public buses, tourist buses, school buses, RV, including 5.5m light buses to 18m luxury buses, 13 series and 260 models in total. Those products have strong market competitiveness and a good reputation in the market. They are sold well in domestic market and have been exported to more than 90 countries and regions. The sales of new-energy products top bus industry. In recent years, Zhongtong Bus has growing by more than 30% with a sustained, rapid and sound development.
Now Zhongtong Bus has developed into one of the most powerful and competitive bus enterprise and committed itself to “building a world-leading green bus industry cluster”. Looking into the future, Zhongtong Bus is marching forward under the directions of “internationalization” and “new energy” strategy , and will contribute to upgrade of Chinese auto industry and transformation of the green transportation.
The bus frame is designed with a lightweight and closed ring structure. The finite element analysis technique is employed to enhance the weak points of the frame accordingly and to improve the structure’s durability.
Advanced Tire Mold
The adoption of advanced tire mold manufacturing technology from Europe and a unique horizontal tire mold structure ensures 20% of precision improvement. Zhongtong is one of the first manufacturers in China possessing the capacity of making molds for all of the frame parts in bus production line.
The tires and the frames are assembled automatically, ensuring the tire’ precision and quality stability.
World’s leading cathodic electrophoresis technology.
Electrophoresis: Zhongtong bus owns the most advanced and most automated complete vehicle electrophoresis production line in the bus industry, including more than 20 procedures, which highly improve product durability, endures coating quality, and improves products life cycle.
Imported Robot Welding Technology
In the bus industry, Zhongtong is leading manufacturer to introduce robot welding technology into bus production line. Compared with manual manner, robot welding is unparalleled in terms of welding quality, accuracy, and efficiency. All of the components of closed ring structure (top beam, double column of passenger door) are finished by robot welding technology.
The first Zhongtong buses were imported into New Zealand in 2005 and Zhongtong was the first brand of Chinese buses to be imported into New Zealand, In excess of 150 Zhongtong buses have been imported into New Zealand over the last decade. These models range from tour buses, city buses, school buses and motorhome shells. We have sold Zhongtong buses to a number of New Zealand bus companies, including Christchurch Bus Services (has since been purchased by Go Bus), Invercargill Passenger Transport (this company has also been purchased by Go Bus), Uzabus, Clarks Coachlines, Worldway Travel, Reach Coachlines and a number of other bus operators.
We have a very strong relationship with our manufacturer and since we were awarded the agency, we have worked very hard to design vehicles that are suitable for the New Zealand market. Both from a design perspective and a componentry perspective. This involved the complete redesign of some models of buses. During our agency we have moved towards specifying vehicles with well-known and proven componentry.