DES PLAINES, Ill. – Roberts Hawaii, which welcomes visitors to the Hawaii Islands from all over the world on its excursions and tours, has taken delivery of 25 new MCI J4500 coaches. Its subsidiary, Chicago Coach Classic, received five of the new models. The purchase represents a return to the J4500 model for the company, which has been an MCI customer for three decades.
“We value our history, relationship, and reputation for providing Roberts Hawaii with high-quality coaches and service,” said Patricia Ziska, MCI vice president of private sector sales. “The J4500 has been the industry’s best-seller for 10 years. We are confident that the J4500 will prove worthy in enhancing Robert Hawaii’s stellar reputation as the Islands’ largest provider of first-class transportation.”
Roberts Hawaii’s newest J4500 coaches are more eye-catching than ever due to a redesign that includes stylish LED headlights and a heightened presence for more curb appeal. Inside, passengers still enjoy the easy-to-board spiral entryway and tiered theater seating for exceptional views from every seat. The model comes equipped with new clean-diesel engine technology for lower emissions and better fuel economy, along with MCI’s MDSS suspension system for greater maneuverability and even smoother ride. Standard safety features include three-point passenger seatbelts, electronic stability control and tire pressure and fire-suppression systems.
Roberts Hawaii began serving the tourism industry on Kauai in 1941. Today, the employee-owned and -operated company serves individual visitors, travel agents, meeting planners, destination management companies and escorted tour providers on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii’s Big Island, with airport shuttle services, personalized sightseeing tours and excursions. In 2007, Roberts Hawaii became the state’s largest employee-owned company through its ESOP program.
Altogether, Roberts Hawaii has a total fleet of more than 900 vehicles. Motor Coach Industries (MCI), headquartered in Des Plaines, Ill, is the leading intercity coach manufacturer in the U.S. and Canada, with sales, service and repair facilities in both countries. The MCI J4500 coach model has been the industry's best-selling intercity coach for nine consecutive years. MCI's D-Series, including its Commuter Coach, is the best-selling line of coaches in industry history. MCI is also the distributor of the Serta S 417, Serta S 407 and Serta parts in the U.S. and Canada. The company offers 24-hour technical support and industry-leading technician training along with the market's most extensive aftermarket parts and repair service.