U. S. Market
China Hi-Tech Group Corporation, a state owned business founded in 1998, has facilities in more than 20 Chinese provinces. It operates 23 subsidiaries in 20 countries and employs more than 56, 000 people around the world. The company established its subsidiary CHTC/USA, and announced its plans to enter the U.S. market with its HT45 and HT35 models. The CHTC Commercial Bus Manufacturing Division works out of a 2 million square-foot factory in Nanchang in southeastern China. CHTC will make a bigger impact at UMA in Texas 2018, where they will unveil their line of black buses. https://motorcoachexpo.com/ The factory has been building buses and selling them throughout the world for about 30 years. They also have been selling buses in the Middle East, South America and the European Union. The company studied U.S. regulations and talked with operators here before designing its coaches for the market. Taking the time to talk with people and analyzing the market, has given CHTC the chance to bring familiarity to the U.S market. The buses have Cummins engine, Allison transmissions, ZF axles and the REI video system on the TVs. CHTC is working with Hidral Gobel for Americans with Disabilities Act https://www.ada.gov/ compliance and believe they have probably the nicest piece of ADA equipment on the market.
Strength and Safety
CHTC lists its structural design and materials as additional selling points. Its marketing materials state: “Built from the world renowned Australian steel , processed by the most technically advanced smelting operation, the HT bus offers safety and strength unmatched by any conventional bus. The integral U-hoop of continuous steel provides a safe cocoon for passengers and drivers. The combination of U-hoops and longitudinal beams provides amazing strength to withstand any side impact.” Most notable, CHTC said, “We have ensured that our Motorcoaches surpass collision and safety standards. All Motorcoaches are equipped with an automatic engine bay fire extinguishing system, back-up camera, active radar anti-collision system, anti-lock braking system, electronic stability program, three-point seat belts and more.” The company projects steady growth for the U.S. market. It has been reported that the Motorcoach industry’s market growth is about 16 percent. Furthermore, industry experts feel, soon there will be more people visiting the U.S. than there are people here. For the complete article visit our previous post at https://www.busandmotorcoachnews.com/chinese-coach-builder-chtc-making-push-u-s-market/