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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

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