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The 5 Best Bus Body Builders in India in 2021 and What Makes Them the Best

The Indian bus body building industry is probably the largest in the world. There are hundreds of players in this domain in India with varying engineering capabilities.  

In the last few years, a slew of younger and dynamic players have also emerged, ushering in hitherto unseen innovations in the Indian bus coach building industry. 

The bus coach building industry in India is highly fragmented and is majorly dominated by the unorganized sector (apart from a few prominent names).

Yet, most players are veterans with highly proven capabilities. 

As such, it is an extremely uphill task to pinpoint 5 companies as the best bus body builders in India. 

Each of the companies that we have listed below are chosen based on a slew of factors, which you will find mentioned. 

We also want to emphasize that this list of top bus body builders in India is made in no particular order.

All the companies that have made it to this list are time honored Indian coach builders and it will just be unjust to rank them in a chronological order. 

MG Bus & Coach

MG Dreamz sleeper bus
Dreamz  by MG Bus & Coach on Mercedes Benz OH 2441 Multi-Axle chassis

MG Bus & Coach is often regarded as the best bus body builder in India. Spearheaded by Mohan V. Kamat in 1996 it is a part of the MG Group. 

The company finds a mention in this list because of the originality of their bus bodies and their unwavering commitment to comfort, safety, durability and reliability. 

With significant investment in R&D and Product Designing & Development, MG Bus & Coach has crafted models that stand out in terms of taste and styling. 

The company has given more original models to the Indian bus industry than any other bus body building company.  

From Leera, Gliderz to Dreamz and Starz — MG's First Volvo Luxury Sleeper Coach, MG Bus & Coach has successfully set new standards in terms of aesthetics, styling, features and comfort. 

MG Starz
Starz by MG Bus & Coach on Volvo 9400 B11R Multi-Axle chassis. 

Moreover, the company strictly adheres to all prescribed standards of safety, design and comfort while building bus bodies. 

To read in details about MG Bus & Coach and what makes them the best bus body builder in India click here

S.M. Kannappa Automobiles (P) Ltd. (Prakash)

Capella & Vega by S.M. Kannappa Automobiles (P) Ltd. based on Bharat Benz chassis.
L-R: Capella & Vega by S.M. Kannappa Automobiles (P) Ltd. on Bharat Benz chassis. 

There can be no Indian bus body builders list without the mention of S.M. Kannappa Automobiles (P) Ltd., who makes buses under the brand name of Prakash. 

With a legacy that spans across more than half a century, S.M. Kannappa Automobiles (P) Ltd., has singlehandedly transformed the bus industry in India.

The company's latest models Prakash Vega and Prakash Capella are unmatched in terms of style and originality and has reinforced its stance as the top bus body builder in India.

Celeste by S.M. Kannappa Automobiles (P) Ltd. based on the Volvo 9400 multi-axle B11R chassis.
Celeste by S.M. Kannappa Automobiles (P) Ltd. on Volvo 9400 B11R Multi-Axle chassis.

Prakash still remains the number one choice of transport companies and fleet owners across India and is the biggest player of the Indian bus body building industry in terms yearly production. 

In the year 2019-2020, S.M. Kannappa Automobiles (P) Ltd. (Prakash) manufactured more than 2,000 buses. 

Also Read: The 5 Best Bus Body Builders in Punjab

Veera Vahana Udyog Pvt. Ltd.

Baikuntha Bharat Benz 1623 Veera Vahana Sleeper Bus
V7 by Veeera Vahana Udyog on Bharat Benz 1623 chassis. PC: Bus Chaserz Assam

Launched in 2004 by Srinivas Reddy, Veera is the youngest player in this entire list. 

Yet Veera Vahana Udyog has scaled up the ranks rapidly and has today emerged as the fastest growing bus body builder in India. 

Known for robust bus bodies specifically built for Indian roads, Veera enjoys the patronage of some of the most reputed names from the Indian transport industry. 

Purple Metrolink, Morning Star, Prasanna, VRL, Canara Pinto Travels, Orange Tours & travels, Neetabus, Siddhagandha Tours & Travels, etc., are a few of them.  

V7 Sleeper by Veeera Vahana Udyog on Bharat Benz 1623 chassis.
V7 by Veeera Vahana Udyog on Bharat Benz 1623 chassis. PC: Bus Chaserz Assam

The fact that Veera has been successful in achieving what others would have taken decades to achieve speaks volumes about the company's quality of products. 

This is also the reason why Veera has made it to the list. 

JC Coach Builders Limited (JCBL)

JCBL AC Sleeoer Coach
Dream by JCBL on Bharat Benz 1623 chassis. PC: Bus Chaserz Assam

Launched in 1989, JCBL is one of the biggest bus body builders in the north Indian bus building industry. 

As an extremely professionally managed company, JCBL's strongest consumer base consists of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

Destiny by JCBL Ultra luxury bus
Destiny by JCBL 

Over the years JCBL has been the number one choice for OEMs like Swaraj Mazda, Eicher, Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, State Transport Undertakings (STUs), etc., - the sole reason why we have featured JCBL in this list. 

Gobind Body Builders

Gobind Bus Body Builder Bhadaur Punjab

Hailing from the bus body building hub of Bhadaur in Punjab, Gobind has carved a niche for itself in the last few years.

Apart from sleek bodies that feature contemporary looks, what made us choose Gobind Body Builders for this list is the vastness of their clientele. 

The company enjoys demand not only in north and central India but also in south India as well as northeastern states like Assam and Nagaland. 

Gobind Bus Body Builder Bhadaur Punjab

The north eastern part of India, often synonymous with pathetic road conditions, is one of the strongest markets of Gobind Body Builders. 

To know more about Gobind Body Builders click here

Apart from these 5 best bus body builders in India in 2021, we would also like to take a few honorary mentions, including Sutlej Motors Pvt. Ltd., (Jalandhar Punjab), Azad Coach Pvt. Ltd. (Jaipur, Rajasthan), Shree Damodar Coach Crafts (Bicholim, Goa), REC (Karur, Tamil Nadu), and Ojes Automobiles (Ernakulam, Kerala)

So what do you think of our list?

Do you think we missed anyone? 

Let us know in the comments. 

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