Chiron is an 100% Australian owned and managed company focused on the design & manufacture of high quality, versatile & cost effective bus bodies for the Australian industry. Formed in 2002, Chiron leveraged over 150 years of senior experience in the marketing, design and manufacturing of bus, coach and other specialised commercial vehicles. The team also has unparalleled experience in operating passenger transport networks worldwide.
Chiron originally commenced with three Directors namely:
Mr. Jim Bosnjak OAM, Chairman – Former owner of Westbus & National Bus, two of Australia’s largest bus operations before they were sold to National Express (UK).
Mr. Jack Violet, Non-Executive Director – Founder & former owner of Custom Coaches, one of Australia’s oldest and largest bus body builders.
Mr. Robert Smith (deceased), Executive Director – Bob brought over 25 years of bus industry experience, including extended periods with Mercedes-Benz, Volvo & Custom Coaches.
This team with decades of service & support to the Australian bus industry saw a need to offer an alternative to the more expensive locally produced bodies without compromising on quality. To do this they established UBC Commercial Vehicles (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd situated near Penang. This became the wholly owned production facility that Chiron needed to produce buses for Australia and other markets.
After years of dedication, hard work & financial investment, Chiron is proud to be able to offer its range of bus bodies to the Australian market. These products are designed & developed by Australian Engineers with decades of local industry experience. The result is a high quality vehicle built tough to suit Australian conditions. The best available materials and components from reputable suppliers around the world are built into these products. The vehicles are stylish and modern but at same time practical & durable, designed for 25 years service life.