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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

Busways takes delivery of new low-floor school buses

New South Wales operator Busways has taken delivery of a dozen new Volgren bodied, low-floor, seatbelted school buses, strengthening its rural and regional school bus fleet. The delivery is part of an order of 24 buses made in late 2018. Built on a Volvo (B8 Euro 5) chassis, the buses will be used for route [...]

By | September 17th, 2019|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Victorian Minister for Public Transport inspects new buses at Volgren

Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne visited Volgren’s factory in Dandenong yesterday to inspect the first of 50 new buses Volgren is delivering for Transdev. Representing the single biggest order of replacement buses in Victoria for 25 years, the 50 Volgren low-floor city buses built on a Scania chassis are part of a 100 strong [...]

By | July 18th, 2019|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

New school bus for Sapphire Coast Buslines

Family-owned New South Wales regional bus operator, Sapphire Coast Buslines, has become the first operator in the country to put Volgren's new low-floor, seat-belted Urban bus onto the road. The 57-seat bus, a replacement vehicle under their current contract, will be used for both daily school services and standard route services throughout the Bega Valley [...]

By | May 22nd, 2019|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Volgren begins its electric vehicle charge

Volgren, Australia’s largest bus body builder, has put its first ever electric bus into production, beginning the company’s move into zero-emission vehicle technology. The prototype, which will be completed by the middle of June, will be built on a BYD chassis, and include 324 kWh of batteries, enabling a range of more than 250 kilometres [...]

By | May 14th, 2019|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Marcopolo Appoint New Volgren CEO

Marcopolo SA, owners of Volgren, have appointed Thiago Deiro as the new CEO of Australia’s largest bus body builder, replacing the retiring Peter Dale, who will step down at the end of March. Thiago has been the Human Resources Director at Marcopolo SA since December 2016, responsible for people management processes in Brazil and abroad. [...]

By | March 26th, 2019|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

VOLGREN ANNOUNCES ITS LARGEST EVER AUSTRALIAN BUS SUPPLY DEAL

Volgren, Australia’s largest bus body manufacturer, has signed the biggest bus supply deal in its four-decade history, extending its contract with Volvo and the Public Transport Authority (PTA) of Western Australia, the state’s government-run transport operator. Owned by Marcopolo SA, Volgren announced they would deliver up to 900 Transperth buses over a decade. The milestone [...]

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews tours Volgren

Australia’s largest bus body manufacturer Volgren provided the perfect backdrop yesterday for the Morrison Government to announce funding for a Melbourne export hub designed to help small and medium businesses make their mark overseas. The announcement means that Wantirna’s Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited will receive $1.5 million from the Coalition‘s Small and Medium Enterprise [...]

VOLGREN TO UNVEIL NEW LOW-FLOOR URBAN BUS WITH SEAT BELTS

Family-owned New South Wales regional bus operator, Sapphire Coast Buslines will become the first operator in the country to bring Volgren’s new low-floor Urban bus used in rural and regional area’s as a city/school bus with seatbelts into its fleet. Currently under build at Volgren’s Dandenong manufacturing facility, the new combination, built on a Volvo [...]

By | December 14th, 2018|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Volgren delivers buses into tough operating conditions in PNG

Volgren has partnered with Volvo to deliver four new Endura-bodied buses to a remote site in Papua New Guinea that poses some of the harshest road conditions mine charter vehicles can face. Located in the Western Province of tropical PNG, near the company-operated township of Tabubil, The Ok Tedi open-pit gold and copper mine is [...]

By | November 26th, 2018|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Uncategorized, Volgren|0 Comments

Ventura reward Volgren with a new four year bus supply agreement

Melbourne’s largest bus operator, Ventura Bus Lines, has extended its bus supply agreement with Australia’s largest bus body builder, Volgren. The new agreement covers four years. Under the new supply contract, Volgren will deliver a minimum of 21 route buses, built primarily on Scania chassis, each year until 2022. Michael Hourn, Ventura’s General Manager for [...]

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