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VENTURA DONATES FOUR BUSES TO PORT MORESBY

Ventura Bus Lines are helping women and children travel safely in Port Moresby with the donation of four buses for the Ginigoada Foundation’s women-only bus project. Each of the four retired Volgren buses have clocked up to a million kilometres on Melbourne’s roads will be given a second lease of life transporting the women and [...]

BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL DEPLOYS NEW GENERATION EURO 6 BUSES

Brisbane City Council’s commitment to a clean, low carbon public transport network has been boosted by the deployment of four Volgren built Euro 6 buses. Operating across standard bus services in Brisbane, the 12.5-metre long Volgren Optimus buses are built on Volvo’s B8RLE chassis with its low-emission Euro 6 engine.  The new chassis complimenting Volgren’s [...]

VOLGREN ANNOUNCES SENIOR LEADERSHIP CHANGES

Australia’s largest bus body builder has announced that Jim Jones, Volgren’s current Operations Manager will take on new responsibilities in the role of Commercial Manager. The decision follows the departure of Paul Hoffman, Volgren’s Sales and After Sales Manager who is moving back to NSW for family reasons. Jim Jones, who has successfully managed operations [...]

Volgren’s CO-BOLT alliance partner, HESS receives large-scale order from France

The French metropolis of Nantes has ordered an electric bus system worth approximately 31 million Euros from the vehicle manufacturer HESS. With this investment the passenger capacity per bus will be increased by 35%. By electrifying the existing gas bus line, residents benefit from significantly less noise and the environment from absent CO2 and exhaust [...]

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

Easy Boarding innovation from Marcopolo

Marcopolo has unveiled a new mobile seat device, designed to help facilitate the boarding of disabled people into buses. ‘Easy Boarding’, is the result of consultation with operators, mobility specialists and developed in accordance to the criteria established by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards – ABNT and by Inmetro. Petras Amaral, manager of design [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Home Teaser, Marcopolo, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

New Antisleep Seat tackles fatigue head-on

An anti-fatigue test seat that captures data on the driver and produces a range of stimuli features including audio, electromechanical vibration, cooling and heating has been launched by Marcopolo. The prototype, presented at the SAE Brazil Congress in Sao Paulo, is the result of a partnership between Marcopolo and CEMSA – Multidisciplinary Centre for Sleepiness [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Home Teaser, Marcopolo, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

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, Volgren|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, Volgren|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, Volgren|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, Volgren|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, Volgren|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, Volgren|0 Comments