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Going, going… Auction Bus a bid to build better bus investment

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 highlight of the BIC Australasian Bus Conference, this year’s vehicle, a 12.5-metre school bus, will go under the hammer on Wednesday during the Big Arvo Out Bus Auction event in [...]

By | September 23rd, 2018|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Low-entry wheelchair buses still making a difference in Darwin

Well over a decade since their inception, Buslink NT’s fleet of low-floor, Volgren-built, wheelchair-accessible school buses remain one of the best examples in Australia of how local conditions can influence bus body design and engineering. The brainchild of Buslink Director, Mick Hannon (who was at the time Buslink NT’s Managing Director), the low-entry school buses [...]

By | September 12th, 2018|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Volgren’s export innovation on show for Hon. Philip Dalidakis MP

Victorian Minister for Trade & Investment, Innovation & the Digital Economy and Small Business, Philip Dalidakis MP joined Volgren CEO Peter Dale, getting a first hand look at the company’s manufacturing process and to inspect a completed low-floor city bus before the vehicle is bound for Tokyo. The bus is one of 30 units that [...]

By | August 17th, 2018|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Volgren engineers lead the charge on Hybrid prototype

Volgren has become the first Australian manufacturer in the country to successfully deliver a bus body on the new Euro 6 Volvo B5LH Hybrid. Designed and engineered in partnership with Volvo Australia, the completed prototype is the first of eight Euro 6 Hybrids that will be delivered to longstanding customer La Trobe Valley Bus Lines. Michael Kearney, Volgren’s [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Skybus orders 15 new Volgren-bodied buses

Airport transfer operator, Skybus, has ordered 15 new low-floor Optimus buses from Volgren. The 12.5 metre buses to be built on a Man RC-2 chassis will go into build in October with the first buses expected to be delivered by February next year. The order from Skybus is in response to increased growth and a commitment [...]


The largest single customer deal ever, representing a revenue of over 149 million dollars Marcopolo Mexico, one of the leading bus body manufacturers in the Mexican market, will provide 1,085 bus bodies to IAMSA and Herradura Occidente Multimodal Transportation Consortiums; two of the main road transport operators in the country. The vehicles, which will be [...]

By | June 21st, 2018|Home Teaser, Marcopolo, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments


Media Release -  Wednesday 13 June 2018 The Hon Jacinta Allan MP Minister for Public Transport Minister for Major Projects 'HYBRID TECHNOLOGY FOR 50 NEW METROPOLITAN BUSES'   Australian Bus & Coach - Wednesday 13 June 2018 '50 New Volgren - Bodied Hybrid Buses For Melbourne Metro CDC'

The future of bus bodies is lighter still

A consortium of engineers, manufacturers and researchers are joining forces to investigate how scandium, a rare earth mineral, can be used to help produce the next generation of lightweight electric buses The Bus Optimisation Project is a partnership between Volgren, Australia’s largest bus body builder; Deakin University; scandium miner Clean Teq; and the Advanced Manufacturing [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Volgren Featured On Nine Network’s Go Kids Program

Thursday 17th May 2018 8am our Volgren Queensland facility featured on BrainBuzz, a brand new children show on 9Go (Channel 99). Episode 64 titled 'How Things Are Made' shows off our Eagle Farm facility with Stewart Topping - Contracts Manager going through a bus build. To watch the full episode log on the link below. [...]

Volgren increases Brisbane workforce to meet rising demand

Volgren recently spoke to the Courier Mail in QLD to discuss the increase in labour and a major order from Transport Canberra. Click here for the full article : Courier Mail 7-May-2018 Courier Mail - 7th May '18 Volgren has added 45 new workers to its Eagle Farm manufacturing facility as the bus body manufacturer grows [...]

Volgren wins Supplier of the Year award

Australia’s largest bus body builder has won Supplier of the Year at the 2018 BusNSW Industry Awards. Presented by NSW Minister for Transport, The Hon. Andrew Constance, the award recognises Volgren’s commitment to high quality manufacturing, after sales service and for continuous support of the Bus & Coach Association (NSW). Volgren’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Dale [...]

Tokyo Metropolitan Government inspect low-floor route bus

Representatives from Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Scania Japan have travelled to Volgren’s manufacturing headquarters in Dandenong for their very first customer inspection. The delegation were on hand to inspect and finalise the first units for Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the first of a 29-strong, low floor route bus order made in December last year. Nick Carnie, [...]

By | March 20th, 2018|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Volgren announces major bus order from Tokyo

Volgren continues to build a global reputation for high quality bus bodies with the announcement of a major export order for 29 low floor city buses from Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Bureau of Transport. The order is Volgren’s single biggest deal since entering the Japanese market in 2014 with their articulated route bus. This latest partnership [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Volgren on ABC’s The Business Program

Volgren CEO, Peter Dale recently spoke with the ABC's The Business program on innovation, market expansion and the strength of Australia's mass transport manufacturing sector. Peter was also joined by one of their long standing customers, Latrobe Valley Bus Lines. Click the link to watch the full interview.    

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visits Volgren Dandenong

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Local Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams toured Volgren’s facilities ahead of a meeting with local industry stakeholders. The tour coincided with an announcement that the bus body manufacturer has an ongoing opportunity to export 10 to 15 buses to Japan each year. Volgren has also secured a [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments