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VOLGREN ASSEMBLES HANDY PARTNERSHIP WITH WAVERLEY INDUSTRIES

A partnership between Volgren, Australia’s largest bus body builder, and Waverley Industries has not only reduced overall assembly time, but created long-term employment opportunities for people with special needs, in particular intellectually disabled adults. Waverley Industries, a not for-for-profit group with more than 30 years’ experience in the packaging and assembly sector, provides various sub-assembly [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

MARCOPOLO ACQUIRES REMAINING STAKE IN VOLGREN

Marcopolo has today announced that it has acquired the remaining 25 per cent stake in Volgren, Australia’s largest bus body manufacturer. The agreement follows the Brazilian company’s 75 per cent majority investment in December 2011, from the Grenda family, who founded the company in 1977. Peter Dale, Volgren’s Chief Executive Officer, said the announcement is [...]

VOLGREN EXPORTS ARTICULATED BUSES TO JAPAN

Volgren’s patient approach to Japan’s bus market and a growing reputation for manufacturing high-quality bus bodies is paying off with the delivery of two new articulated buses to bus operator Nara Kotsu Bus Lines. This latest partnership with Nara Kotsu located in the South of Japan, near Osaka, is one of several relationships Volgren now [...]

GRADUATING SUCCESS FOR VOLGREN AND MONASH UNIVERSITY

A decade-long partnership between Australia’s largest bus body manufacturer and Monash University’s Faculty of Art Design and Architecture is providing PhD students with much-needed industry engagement and purpose in their quest to advance the future of Australian bus design. The Volgren PhD Scholarship in partnership with Monash has now produced two PhD students: Dr Ilya [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Uncategorized|0 Comments

VOLGREN CELEBRATE THE DELIVERY OF THEIR 100TH MARCOPOLO AUDACE

Volgren, Australia’s largest bus body manufacturer continues to grow its school and charter bus segments across regional and rural Australia with the delivery of their 100th Marcopolo Audace. Imported from Volgren’s parent company, Marcopolo, the 12.3 metre European styled Audace was the first Australian Marcopolo product to go into service from December 2013. Volgren marked [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

SERVICE AWARDS RECOGNISED

It is Volgren tradition at this time of the year to recognise and celebrate service awards. The service awards presented at our annual Christmas lunches at Dandenong, Malaga, Ingleburn & Brisbane  recognise a milestone achieved during 2016. This year 75 awards were presented, recognising a total of 620 years of service. That’s a lot of [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

BUS BODY COSTS EXAMINED

Australia’s first ever model to test the life cycle costs of Australian bus bodies has been developed by researchers at Monash University. Volgren set Monash the challenge to investigate life cycle cost differences between their buses and others in the Australian market.  Monash Art Design and Architecture senior lecturer Robbie Napper, who led the research, [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

BUILDING A BETTER BUS BODY IN HALF THE TIME

  Faced with the prospect of a fivefold increase in bus imports into the country, Australia’s largest bus body manufacturer, Volgren, not only needed to become more productive, they had to completely rethink the end product to survive. The once-family owned manufacturer set the goal of halving the time to manufacture a bus body, while [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

VOLGREN WHEELS INTO BIGGER BETTER PREMISES

Inside the Ingleburn facility Australia’s premier bus body manufacturer, Volgren, has their sights fixed on expanding their after-sales business, and have relocated their Sydney workshop to bigger and better premises. After six years based in Prestons, Volgren’s NSW After-Sales division shifted south along the Hume Highway to the suburb of Ingleburn. Now based [...]

By | April 22nd, 2016|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

1500 BUSES – MALAGA MARKS ANOTHER MILESTONE

Managing Director of PTA, Mark Burgess (left), takes acceptance of a commemorative plaque from Volgren CEO, Peter Dale to celebrate the 1500th bus built at Volgren's Malaga facility The Malaga success story keeps going from strength to strength for Australia’s largest bus body builder, Volgren – and its long-term satisfied customer and partner, [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

VOLGREN CONTINUES TO ARTICULATE A VISION

This month Volgren delivered a further two 18m articulated buses to Japan’s largest bus operator the Nishitetsu Railway Company. This delivery is another positive move with the operator announcing that they will purchase a further 13 units over the next three years. Earlier this month Nishitetsu placed a tentative order for a further three Volgren/Scania units, placing [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

Volgren showcasing Victorian manufacturing industry

Australia’s leading bus bodybuilder exhibited the popular and successful Optimus route bus at the 2015 Victorian Manufacturing Showcase on Tuesday 27th October. Organised by the Victorian Government and the Industry Capability Network (ICN), the showcase was held at Chisholm Institute in Dandenong to celebrate local manufacturing and encourage growth in the sector. Volgren were a [...]

By | November 6th, 2015|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

VOLGREN GIVES AIRLINE TRAVELLERS TERMINAL SATISFACTION

The first and last legs of many Melbourne Airport passengers’ journeys have just become more pleasant and comfortable – thanks to Volgren. Those trips between the terminal and the long-term carpark at Tullamarine can now be enjoyed – quickly and efficiently – in one of 11 new Volgren-designed and built Optimus low floor route buses. [...]

By | October 5th, 2015|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

VOLGREN AND VOLVO HELP GREEN THE VALLEY

The question of cleaner air has long been at the top of people’s minds in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, particularly since the disastrous Hazelwood Coal Mine Fire of February 2014. That fire, sparked by embers from a nearby bushfire, turned into one of the largest, longest running and most complex fires in Victoria and saw thousands [...]

By | August 14th, 2015|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Uncategorized|0 Comments