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The huge career shift that uncovered a sales superstar Jim Pittas’s Volgren story

Before he began his career at Volgren, Jim Pittas was a market gardener. Today, you’ll still find him every Saturday selling his family’s famous oxheart tomatoes at the Richmond Good Food Market, but he’s pleased that 70-hour farming weeks are behind him. “There was no family time; I was working Christmas Day. It was just [...]

By | September 28th, 2020|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Media Release: VOLGREN-MARCOPOLO BUS CONNECTION STILL SUPER-STRONG

You can read all about our parent company Marcopolo S.A. in this great feature story from Australasian Bus & Coach. For the full story click on the link below. Published: 26.8.2020 https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-news/2008/volgren-marcopolo-bus-connection-still-super-strong

By | August 28th, 2020|Home Teaser, Marcopolo, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

“There’s a lot of pride and satisfaction in what we do.”

Later this year, Peter Bromley will celebrate his 40th anniversary as a Volgren employee. In that time, he’s seen a lot and witnessed the company change dramatically. Peter came to Volgren as a first-class body maker – a professional vehicle manufacturer – and worked on VG06, the sixth bus ever made by Volgren. Since then [...]

“I worked on the first bus.”

Ross Herring has been at Volgren since the company was established. In fact, Ross’s career as a vehicle body maker pre-dates Volgren by three years. Apart from a brief departure in the 1980s, it’s been his professional home for his entire working life. Ross joined Grenda’s Bus Service as an apprentice in 1974 and by [...]

By | August 18th, 2020|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Volgren to bring Marcopolo’s fog technology into Australia to improve biosafety for passengers

Marcopolo, Volgren’s parent company, has launched a range of global biosafety measures designed to limit the spread of coronavirus and improve the safety of passengers, drivers and the general public. Marcopolo BioSafe is a suite of products designed to make passenger travel safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The products include FIP (fog in place) OnBoard, [...]

By | July 6th, 2020|Home Teaser, Marcopolo, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

Local content matters

The coronavirus pandemic has changed so much in Australia. In the short-term it’s altered how we work, how we travel and how our children are taught. But could it bring about more permanent changes? One thing that’s changed since the start of the year is the way Australians are talking about local manufacturing. COVID-19 has [...]

By | June 16th, 2020|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Lean approach lets Volgren double capacity

A focus on lean manufacturing and eliminating disturbances from the production line will allow Volgren, Australia’s largest bus body builder, to double capacity at its Dandenong manufacturing headquarters. Part of a company-wide transformation aimed at improving competitiveness and delivering more value for customers, the re-design has included a radical rethink of its production line, leading [...]

By | June 12th, 2020|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Volgren deliver new wheel-chair accessible bus for Cowra

The Optimus-bodied bus will be used for school runs and operate throughout the day as part of Cowra’s hail and ride service. For the Saxby family – in particular for siblings Justin and Sophie, who both have a rare form of spinal muscular dystrophy and require power chairs for mobility – the bus is a [...]

By | May 13th, 2020|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Volgren strengthens its connection to Marcopolo with new hires

Australia’s largest bus body builder has bolstered its team with five new appointments across sales and marketing, engineering, and production. Two of the executive appointments, Joaquim Gomes, Volgren’s new Engineering Manager, and Yuri Tessari, Sales and Marketing Manager, have extensive experience working with Volgren’s parent company, Marcopolo S.A. Volgren’s Chief Executive Officer, Thiago Deiro, said [...]

By | April 27th, 2020|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

VIDEO REVIEW: VOLGREN-BYD ELECTRIC

ABC magazine recently conducted a test drive of our fully electric Optimus route bus. Operated by Transdev, the electric bus began a twelve month trial carrying passengers on Route 246 services between Elsternwick and Clifton Hill via St Kilda in December, 2019. This is the first electric bus to be trialled on Victoria’s public transport network - and it’s [...]

By | April 15th, 2020|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

New Volgren CEO’s company transformation well underway

When Thiago Deiro took over as Chief Executive Officer of Volgren in April 2019, he immediately began to talk about making the production line flow more smoothly. He publicly declared that his company needed to remove waste, to concentrate on safety, quality, delivery and cost, and to eliminate “disturbances on the line”. Almost a year [...]

By | April 9th, 2020|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Volgren celebrates 5000th bus out of Dandenong

Volgren, the country’s largest bus body builder, has celebrated the roll-out of the 5000th bus built at its manufacturing headquarters in Dandenong. The milestone vehicle, an Optimus Low-Floor Route Bus, was handed over to operator and long-time Volgren partner Ventura Bus Lines (Ventura) during a ceremony attended by staff from both companies. Also part of [...]

By | November 15th, 2019|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

BIC Auction Bus to go under the hammer in Canberra

Some of the country’s leading bus manufacturers and suppliers have once again donated their time, expertise and materials for the annual BIC Auction Bus. A 12.5-metre school bus, go under the hammer on Wednesday (November 20) during the Big Arvo Out Bus Auction, a highlight of the BIC Australasian Bus Conference in Canberra. Proceeds from [...]

By | November 11th, 2019|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Taking charge: Volgren takes a big step into a new era

Volgren, Australia’s largest bus body manufacturer will use the backdrop of BusVic’s 2019 Bus Expo and Maintenance Conference (October 1 - 2) to launch its first pure electric bus. The 12.2-metre vehicle is built on a BYD K9 chassis and features 324-kilowatt hours of battery capacity. It’s capable of travelling up to 300 kilometres on [...]

By | September 27th, 2019|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments