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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 [...]

Skybus orders 15 new Volgren-bodied buses

Airport transfer operator, Skybus, has ordered 15 new low-floor Optimus buses from Volgren. The 12.5 metre buses to be built on a Man RC-2 chassis will go into build in October with the first buses expected to be delivered by February next year. The order from Skybus is in response to increased growth and a commitment [...]

MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT – 50 NEW VOLGREN HYBRIDS FOR CDC VICTORIA

Media Release -  Wednesday 13 June 2018 The Hon Jacinta Allan MP Minister for Public Transport Minister for Major Projects 'HYBRID TECHNOLOGY FOR 50 NEW METROPOLITAN BUSES' https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/hybrid-technology-for-50-new-metropolitan-buses/   Australian Bus & Coach - Wednesday 13 June 2018 '50 New Volgren - Bodied Hybrid Buses For Melbourne Metro CDC' http://50 NEW VOLGREN-BODIED HYBRID BUSES FOR MELBOURNE [...]

Volgren Featured On Nine Network’s Go Kids Program

Thursday 17th May 2018 8am our Volgren Queensland facility featured on BrainBuzz, a brand new children show on 9Go (Channel 99). Episode 64 titled 'How Things Are Made' shows off our Eagle Farm facility with Stewart Topping - Contracts Manager going through a bus build. To watch the full episode log on the link below. https://www.9now.com.au/brainbuzz/season-1/episode-64 [...]

Volgren increases Brisbane workforce to meet rising demand

Volgren recently spoke to the Courier Mail in QLD to discuss the increase in labour and a major order from Transport Canberra. Click here for the full article : Courier Mail 7-May-2018 Courier Mail - 7th May '18 Volgren has added 45 new workers to its Eagle Farm manufacturing facility as the bus body manufacturer grows [...]

Volgren wins Supplier of the Year award

Australia’s largest bus body builder has won Supplier of the Year at the 2018 BusNSW Industry Awards. Presented by NSW Minister for Transport, The Hon. Andrew Constance, the award recognises Volgren’s commitment to high quality manufacturing, after sales service and for continuous support of the Bus & Coach Association (NSW). Volgren’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Dale [...]

Volgren on ABC’s The Business Program

Volgren CEO, Peter Dale recently spoke with the ABC's The Business program on innovation, market expansion and the strength of Australia's mass transport manufacturing sector. Peter was also joined by one of their long standing customers, Latrobe Valley Bus Lines. Click the link to watch the full interview. http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/the-business/2017-12-01/former-car-industry-workers-are-finding-new-jobs/9218788    

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