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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 [...]

Tokyo Metropolitan Government inspect low-floor route bus

Representatives from Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Scania Japan have travelled to Volgren’s manufacturing headquarters in Dandenong for their very first customer inspection. The delegation were on hand to inspect and finalise the first units for Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the first of a 29-strong, low floor route bus order made in December last year. Nick Carnie, [...]

By | March 20th, 2018|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Volgren announces major bus order from Tokyo

Volgren continues to build a global reputation for high quality bus bodies with the announcement of a major export order for 29 low floor city buses from Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Bureau of Transport. The order is Volgren’s single biggest deal since entering the Japanese market in 2014 with their articulated route bus. This latest partnership [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

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.    

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visits Volgren Dandenong

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Local Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams toured Volgren’s facilities ahead of a meeting with local industry stakeholders. The tour coincided with an announcement that the bus body manufacturer has an ongoing opportunity to export 10 to 15 buses to Japan each year. Volgren has also secured a [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Delivering a Greener West

People and Parks Day – October 20 Volgren will join a range of bus industry stakeholders and the Victorian Government to launch a new environmental sustainability project in Melbourne’s west. The People and Parks Day initiative on October 20 supports Parks Victoria’s 10-year Masterplan to rejuvenate Werribee Park’s grasslands and provide sustainable, community parks and [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Volgren’s Optimus bus a hit with Mt Gravatt Coach & Travel

Volgren, Australia’s largest bus body builder, has successfully delivered two new route buses to Mt Gravatt Coach and Travel. General Manager of Mt Gravatt Coach & Travel, Rob Brooker, who took delivery of two 12.5-metre, low-floor Optimus route buses, said both buses have commenced service, operating from the outer Brisbane suburbs of Capalaba and Rochdale into [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments


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’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 [...]


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 [...]

Volgren’s CO-BOLT alliance partner, HESS receives large-scale order from France

The French metropolis of Nantes has ordered an electric bus system worth approximately 31 million Euros from the vehicle manufacturer HESS. With this investment the passenger capacity per bus will be increased by 35%. By electrifying the existing gas bus line, residents benefit from significantly less noise and the environment from absent CO2 and exhaust [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments

Easy Boarding innovation from Marcopolo

Marcopolo has unveiled a new mobile seat device, designed to help facilitate the boarding of disabled people into buses. ‘Easy Boarding’, is the result of consultation with operators, mobility specialists and developed in accordance to the criteria established by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards – ABNT and by Inmetro. Petras Amaral, manager of design [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Home Teaser, Marcopolo, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments

New Antisleep Seat tackles fatigue head-on

An anti-fatigue test seat that captures data on the driver and produces a range of stimuli features including audio, electromechanical vibration, cooling and heating has been launched by Marcopolo. The prototype, presented at the SAE Brazil Congress in Sao Paulo, is the result of a partnership between Marcopolo and CEMSA – Multidisciplinary Centre for Sleepiness [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Home Teaser, Marcopolo, Media Release, News, Press Release|0 Comments


A partnership between Volgren, Australia’s largest bus body builder, and Waverley Industries has not only reduced overall assembly time, but created long-term employment opportunities for people with special needs, in particular intellectually disabled adults. Waverley Industries, a not for-for-profit group with more than 30 years’ experience in the packaging and assembly sector, provides various sub-assembly [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Volgren|0 Comments


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 [...]