DEC 16, 2020


Royans have announced the acquisition of Brisbane based bus and coach specialists, Coachworks.


With over 30 years in the business, Coachworks are industry leaders specialising in the repair and refurbishment of buses and coaches with services including Accident repairs, Refurbishment, Retrofitting, Refinishing, Mini Bus Conversions and Spare Parts Sales.  Scott Isaacs will continue to manage the business and Coachworks customers can expect to receive the same personal local service from the whole Coachworks team.


Coachworks are located in Acacia Ridge and provide Royans with a second Brisbane metro location just 20 minutes away from their Wacol branch. This now provides customers with 3 specialised workshops in Brisbane following the recent construction of a dedicated light / medium truck repair workshop at the Wacol site, in addition to the existing large truck & trailer accident repair workshop.


Coachworks occupies 3500 sq m of workshop including 3 spray booths and a smaller parts booth that make up the paint shop, there are three additional workspaces equipped to specialise in accident repairs & refurbishment, manufacturing and mini bus conversions and retrofitting & project works as required by the industry. The capability of the business is underpinned by the 55 staff members who cover many trades and years of experience specifically in the bus & coach industry.


Commenting on the acquisition, Royans CEO David Church, said: "The partnership with Coachworks is really exciting for Royans as we expand our service offering further into buses and coaches.  We have long term experience with bus and coach accident repairs throughout our network, and we can now build on that with the expertise Scott and the Coachworks team bring to Royans. We look forward to working with Scott and the team and using this combined knowledge and experience to continue to provide a premium service offering to our customers."


Royans are Australia and New Zealand's largest transport accident repair specialists and were established in Sydney in 1944! They now consist of 13 branches with a team of over 300 experienced specialist repairers and professional staff and a rich history dating back more than 75 years. This gives Royans the scale of skills, experience and an expanding network to service a huge range of transport customers far and wide.

Royans CEO David Church added "At Royans everything we do is designed to get our customers back on the road fast. The addition of specialised workshops like Coachworks into our network, not only expands our footprint, but adds to the specialised skillset of our workforce. This along with the most experienced staff in the business & the latest in equipment, systems and processes, ensures we can deliver quality repairs with minimal downtime to our customers."


Royans have been on the acquisition path for the last 12 months or so and have grown their network, which a year ago consisted of branches in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Wagga, Dubbo, Newcastle & Wodonga, to now include established workshops in Dandenong, Mascot, Townsville, Shepparton and even Auckland NZ.