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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]


Volgren, Australia’s largest bus body builder, has celebrated the roll-out of the 4000th bus to be built at its Dandenong plant. The vehicle, one of the company’s popular and reliable Optimus Low-Floor Route Buses, was handed over to Volgren’s long-standing Northern Territory customer, Buslink NT, on Monday July 13 at a ceremony at the factory. [...]


Volgren, Australia’s largest bus body builder hits company’s record high delivering 137 buses to The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia this financial year – setting a new record for the number of vehicles the company has supplied to a single customer in a 12-month period. The 137 buses, built at Volgren’s Malaga Facility, include [...]


Volgren’s newest double-decker bus was the star attraction and big story of the AusTech Expo at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre last week. The bus, being trialled by Public Transport Victoria in tandem with its new Regional Rail Link, garnered deep interest from the industry, the public and the media – not just for [...]


Up in the Northern Territory, everything’s bigger than Texas and here’s impressive proof. Row upon row upon row of Volgren’s Mine/Charter buses wait at the Darwin depot for the 4500 workers they shuttle every day to and from one of the biggest and most significant oil and gas projects in the world. The Ichthys Liquid [...]

The Pride of Volgren – And Dandenong – On Show

Volgren took pride of place when its home base, Dandenong – one of Australia’s busiest manufacturing hubs – showed off its transport wares on Friday April 17. Australia’s leading bus builder took one of the 26-tonne articulated buses they are building for a Japanese city into the industrial suburb’s city square as part of the [...]

Volgren’s New Artics for Perth

VOLGREN AND VOLVO LAUNCH NEW ARTIC BUSES FOR PTA IN PERTH The first of 70 new Volgren-built articulated, low-floor buses are now serving the PTA’s busiest routes in Perth. Western Australian State Transport Minister, the Hon. Dean Nalder officially launched the first buses at Volgren’s Malaga facility on Wednesday March 4 2015. The 18-metre long [...]

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Volgren Business Transformation

After much hard work and commitment from everybody in the company, the Volgren Transformation project is well on the way to implementation. Volgren introduced its plan for Business Transformation in late 2013, in line with a new business strategy and improvement targets necessary for us to continue growing and improving as Australia’s largest bus-building company. [...]

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Media Release September 2012 – Volgren’s Ongoing Commitment to NSW

Volgren has increased its investment in New South Wales by strengthening its Services Business and bolstering its customer relations as part of the bus maker’s ongoing commitment to the state. This includes a wider offering in the services area, particularly using the Tomago spray paint facility, and the appointment of a new key account manager [...]

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2012 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Honour Roll

On Thursday 3rd May 2012 Ken Grenda was inducted into the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Honour Roll at a function held at Crown Palladium. The award was in recognition of Ken’s contribution to manufacturing through Volgren which he set up in 1977 and is now employing 600 people Australia wide. Ken’s determination and innovative [...]

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Volgren Press Release

13 December 2011 Late yesterday Grenda entered into an agreement to sell a majority stake in Volgren Australia Pty Ltd to Marcopolo S.A. Marcopolo is a listed company on the Brazilian stock exchange; it was founded in 1949 and is still controlled by the original founding family. Marcopolo is one of the world’s largest bus [...]

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