Go West’s Bunbury Depot have teamed up with Southern Solar to design and install a system capable of offsetting the power usage of the Head Office and Bunbury Workshop to be more environmentally friendly and create more efficiencies.
“The system is monitored and measured through an app and the results to date, even in patchy weather, are promising,” said Operations Manager Justin Miller.
“In July alone, our carbon offset was 1.17 tonnes, or an offset the equivalent of 30 trees.
“It is great to not only save some money on our power bills but to become a more environmentally friendly company.”
The latest technology in engines and buses was on show during a recent visit to China by Go West Tours General Manager David Haoust and Tom Price Maintenance Supervisor Claude Vander Merwe.
Bus and Coach International, one of the world’s biggest engine and bus manufacturers, invited bus operators from across Asia to view its factories.
The group toured a BCI bus factory in Xiamen, the Wachei Engine Factory in Qingdao and a bus factory at BCI’s parent company Asia Star in Yangzhou, viewing the latest bus models and engines.
“The new technology evolving in the bus industry is amazing such as battery powered buses, hybrid buses (half electric, half diesel) and new safety features, like electronic breaking systems, seat belt alarm systems and electronic driver fatigue management,” said General Manager David Haoust.
“Seeing this first hand means Go West is able to apply industry leading practices to its fleet and is at the forefront of the latest technology and systems.”
Go West General Manager David Haoust has been selected on the new Bunbury Geographe Tourism Advisory Group.
The aim of the group is to represent the Bunbury Geographe tourism industry and advise and make recommendations to a Steering Committee and the Tourism Marketing and Development Manager about matters relating to tourism and the development and future of tourism.
The group will also assist in delivering a regional tourism plan and in raising awareness of the benefits of tourism.
“Go West Tours has been involved in the WA tourism industry for many years and I am looking forward to being a part of this new working group which is a first for the region and will enhance and develop tourism in the South West,” David said.
Go West Tours has opened a new Hertz agency at Collie Auto-tech to provide vehicles for the domestic and commercial markets.
The agency will be run by Collie Auto-tech staff and offer a range from sedans to four wheel drives and mine site vehicles.
The move builds on Hertz’s footprint in the South West, which also includes Bunbury and Busselton.
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The latest technology in engines and buses was on show during a recent visit to China by Go West Tours […]