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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

VOLGREN DANDENONG ROLLS OUT ITS 4000TH BUS

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 AND PTA TEAM FOR A DELIVERY RECORD

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 DOUBLE DECKER A HIT AT AUSTECH

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 [...]

ROW UPON ROW OF VOLGREN MINE/CHARTER BUSES

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 [...]

Bus No. 5,000 arrives on schedule

Australia’s biggest bus builder, Volgren Australia, today produced its landmark 5,000th bus. Delivered at a ceremony in Melbourne involving Victorian Transport Minister Martin Pakula, the bus was handed to the Melbourne operator Dysons. ‘Volgren started producing buses in 1977, and it’s remarkable to think that 33 years later we have grown into Australia’s biggest and [...]

By | October 15th, 2010|Uncategorized, Volgren|0 Comments