ABC Companies

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ABC Companies is the exclusive distributor of Van Hool coaches in the United States and Canada. The company also offers a wide selection of pre-owned coaches.

History

In the early 1950s, Clarence Carl Cornell purchased the Boone Bus Service, followed by Elkhorn Stages and Faribault Bus Service. By the 1970s, the company had grown to offer sales, leasing, and servicing of coaches in addition to offering charters and tours.

Van Hool had been looking to enter the North American market in 1983 with their T815 coach. They formed a partnership with ABC Companies in 1987 to distribute the coach in the United States. Together with ABC, Van Hool further adapted the T815 to the North American Market. They sold their 1000th Van Hool coach in 1995. More product lines were introduced to North America, including transit buses and double decker coaches.[1]

ABC purchased Indiana-based Ameritrans, a manufacturer of charter and tour cutaway buses, in 2012. As part of a reorganization, ABC sold Ameritrans in 2016. Parts and support were acquired by Davey Coach.

In 2014, ABC Companies signed an exclusive agreement with New Flyer to distribute Xcelsior and MiDi to private operators.[2]

On October 9, 2017, it was announced that Proterra will provide its E2 battery system for Van Hool's first battery-electric motorcoach. Exclusively distributed by ABC Companies in North America, the all-electric CX45E will debut in late 2018 while the shorter CX35E will be introduced shortly after. Deliveries of the CX45E are expected to begin in 2019.[3] The coaches will be designed and developed in Koningshooikt, Belgium. Production will be transitioned to Skopje, Macedonia, where the diesel CX45 and CX35 are being built.[4]

Current products

Past products

Contacts

California

  • Address: 13261 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92843
  • Phone: 1-800-322-2877

Florida

  • Address: 17469 West Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787
  • Phone: 1-800-222-2871

Headquarters/Minnesota

  • Address: 1506 30th Street N.W., Faribault, MN 55021
  • Fax: 507-334-0246
  • Phone: 507-334-1871 or 1-800-222-2875

Indiana (Muncie Transit Supply)

  • Address: 3720 South Madison Street, Muncie, IN 47302
  • Phone: 1-800-428-8610

New Jersey

  • Address: 1494 Federal Street, Camden, NJ 08105
  • Phone: 1-800-222-2873

Ontario

  • Address: 353 Manitou Drive, Kitchener, ON N2C 1L5
  • Phone: 1-800-345-1287

Texas

  • Address: 1702 S. Great Southwest Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
  • Phone: 1-800-222-2877

Demo fleet

Manufacturer Model Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
Van Hool A300L 2009 YE2UF24BX92064867 Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
Van Hool C2045 2010 YE2CC15B9A2046216 Cummins ISM Allison B500
Van Hool C2045 2010 YE2CC19B1A2046947 Detroit Diesel Series 60 EGR Allison B500
Van Hool C2045 2010 YE2CC19B3A2046948 Detroit Diesel Series 60 EGR Allison B500
Van Hool C2045 2010 YE2CC19B6A2046927 Detroit Diesel Series 60 EGR Allison B500
Van Hool TD925 2010 YE2DG11B0A2042389 Cummins ISM Allison B500R Equipped with estination sign.
Van Hool TD925 2010 YE2DG11B4A2042380 Cummins ISM Allison B500R Equipped with destination sign.
Van Hool T2145 2011 YE2TC19B1B2044701 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 "Champagne Beige" with brown swirl graphics. Grey and beige interior.
Van Hool T2145 2011 YE2TC19B0B2044706 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 White
Van Hool T2145 2011 YE2TC19B2B2044707 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 White with aqua and blue sweeping graphics.
Van Hool T2145 2011 YE2TC19B4B2044708 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 White
Van Hool T2145 2011 YE2TC19B6B2044709 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 White with aqua and blue sweeping graphics. Pale plum interior.
Van Hool T2145 2011 YE2TC19B2B2044755 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 Red and silver
Van Hool T2145 2011 YE2TC15B1B2044400 Cummins ISX11.9 Allison B500 White with black and teal interior. Equipped with glass roof.
Van Hool C2045 2011 YE2CC1AB6B2047704 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
Van Hool C2045 2011 YE2CC1AB8B2047705 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 White with black skyline graphics.
Van Hool C2045 2011 YE2CC1ABXB2047706 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 White with aqua and blue sweeping graphics.
Van Hool C2045 2011 YE2CC1AB3B2047708 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 "Cashmere Silver" with skyline graphics.
Van Hool C2045 2011 YE2CC1AB1B2047710 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 White
Van Hool C2045 2011 YE2CC1AB3B2047711 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 White
Van Hool C2045 2011 YE2CC1AB5B2047712 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 Purple-blue
Van Hool C2045 2011 YE2CC1AB7B2047713 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 Blue and silver
Van Hool C2045 2011 YE2CC1AB9B2047714 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 Red and silver
Van Hool C2045 2011 YE2CC1AB9B2047728 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 Copper
Van Hool T2145 2011 YE2TC19B3C2044782 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 White
Van Hool T2145 December 2011 YE2TC19B2C2044790 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
  • Electric blue
  • Displayed at 2012 OTE
Van Hool C2045 2012 YE2CC1BB2C2046307 Cummins ISX11.9 Allison B500 Blue
Van Hool C2045 2012 YE2CC1BB4C2046308 Cummins ISX11.9 Allison B500 White with teal graphics
Van Hool C2045 2012 YE2CC1BB7C2046321 Cummins ISX11.9 Allison B500 Black
Van Hool C2045 2012 YE2CC1BB9C2046322 Cummins ISX11.9 Allison B500 Blue
Van Hool C2045 2012 YE2CC1BB0C2046323 Cummins ISX11.9 Allison B500 Captiva Blue
Van Hool C2045 2012 YE2CC1BB2C2046324 Cummins ISX11.9 Allison B500 White
Van Hool C2045 2012 YE2CC2BB8C2046334 Cummins ISX11.9 Allison B500 White
Van Hool C2045 2012 YE2CC2BB5D2046373 Cummins ISX12 Allison B500 2013 model year
Van Hool C2045 2013 YE2CC2AB8D2048054 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500
Van Hool C2045 2013 YE2CC2AB3D2048091 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 White with blue interior
Van Hool C2045 2013 YE2CC1AB2E2048112 Detroit Diesel DD13 Allison B500 2014 model year

External links

References

  1. Hubbard, David. The road ahead: A legacy in the making. 01 June 2011. BusRide Magazine.
  2. [1]. Retrieved 7/13/2014 (press release)/
  3. [Van Hool selects Proterra for its first all-electric motor coach in the North American market]. Press release. 09 October 2017. Proterra.
  4. Van Hool builds first 100% electric coach for the American market. Press release. 09 October 2017. Van Hool.