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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 [...]


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 [...]

Volgren takes out the Supplier of the Year award

Volgren has won Supplier of the Year award at the 2018 Australasia Bus Conference hosted by the Bus Industry Confederation (BIC) and the Bus and Coach Association New Zealand. Volgren Chief Executive Officer, Peter Dale, said on behalf of the entire company he was honoured to win the award at this year’s Australasia Bus Conference [...]

By | October 10th, 2018|Home Teaser, Media Release, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

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

Volgren engineers lead the charge on Hybrid prototype

Volgren has become the first Australian manufacturer in the country to successfully deliver a bus body on the new Euro 6 Volvo B5LH Hybrid. Designed and engineered in partnership with Volvo Australia, the completed prototype is the first of eight Euro 6 Hybrids that will be delivered to longstanding customer La Trobe Valley Bus Lines. Michael Kearney, Volgren’s [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

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 [...]


The largest single customer deal ever, representing a revenue of over 149 million dollars Marcopolo Mexico, one of the leading bus body manufacturers in the Mexican market, will provide 1,085 bus bodies to IAMSA and Herradura Occidente Multimodal Transportation Consortiums; two of the main road transport operators in the country. The vehicles, which will be [...]

By | June 21st, 2018|Home Teaser, Marcopolo, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments


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'   Australian Bus & Coach - Wednesday 13 June 2018 '50 New Volgren - Bodied Hybrid Buses For Melbourne Metro CDC'

The future of bus bodies is lighter still

A consortium of engineers, manufacturers and researchers are joining forces to investigate how scandium, a rare earth mineral, can be used to help produce the next generation of lightweight electric buses The Bus Optimisation Project is a partnership between Volgren, Australia’s largest bus body builder; Deakin University; scandium miner Clean Teq; and the Advanced Manufacturing [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

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. [...]

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 [...]