Vehicle Dealers International (VDI), the national distributor for Yutong Buses in Australia has officially opened its new state-of-the art facility in Brisbane’s Eagle Farm. The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony with valued partner Yutong, government and industry representatives, customers, and suppliers, marking the next phase of VDI’s growth and commitment to innovation.

VDI has strategically partnered with Yutong to provide the localised assembly of products, commencing with the E12 battery electric full size city route bus. The local manufacture of the E12 represents a significant step forward in the company’s commitment to environmental responsibility and the advancement of clean, efficient transportation for Australian cities. This innovation aligns with VDI’s vision of providing sustainable, eco-friendly transportation solutions without compromising performance or comfort.

 

Managing Director of VDI, Peter Woodward, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Adrian Schrinner, and Yutong General Manager of Asia Pacific, Kent Chang.

 

The new facility enables the expansion of VDI’s Brisbane based new vehicle assembly and manufacturing program and serves as centre of excellence for technical training and engineering support for Yutong products. “The opening of our new manufacturing facility is a testament to VDI’s commitment to excellence and innovation. We are excited about the opportunities this expansion brings, and we look forward to serving our customers with even greater efficiency and quality,” said Peter Woodard, Managing Director for VDI.

“VDI along with our partner Yutong remain dedicated to creating work opportunities in the local community, contributing to economic development, and fostering a culture of excellence. The new facility is expected to bring numerous benefits, including increased production capacity, streamlined processes, enhanced efficiencies and very importantly, even more local jobs, extending to Australian suppliers.”

Product demonstrations, test drives and tours of the facility were enjoyed by all in attendance throughout the afternoon, showcasing the advanced manufacturing processes and technologies that will drive VDI’s continued success in Australia.

The cutting-edge facility, strategically located in Eagle Farm Brisbane, is equipped with the latest technology and adheres to the highest industry standards. This expansion reinforces VDI’s dedication to providing class-leading transport solutions to meet the increasing demands of its valued customers.

 

Managing Director of VDI, Peter Woodward, Yutong General Manager of Asia Pacific, Kent Chang, Queensland Shadow Minister for Customer Service, Queensland Shadow Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Steve Minnikin, Queensland Shadow Attorney-General, Queensland Shadow Minister for Justice, Queensland Shadow Minister for CBD Activation, Tim Nicholls.

 

The ribbon cutting ceremony symbolised the next phase of VDI’s journey towards building zero-emission buses in Australia and its commitment to local manufacturing and job creation in Queensland. Local employment will be boosted through engagement with the local supply chain to realise local content requirements.

Peter Woodard, Managing Director of VDI declared the facility officially open after cutting the ribbon alongside Kent Chang, Yutong’s new General Manager of Asia Pacific, Steve Minnikin, Queensland Shadow Minister for Customer Service, Queensland Shadow Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Tim Nicholls, Queensland Shadow Attorney-General, Queensland Shadow Minister for Justice, Queensland Shadow Minister for CBD Activation and Adrian Schrinner, Lord Mayor of Brisbane.

With a focus on innovation and environmental responsibility, VDI strives to redefine the future of transport solutions for the Australian bus market that is both sustainable and enduring.