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Ventura begins electric vehicle charge

Melbourne bus operator, Ventura Bus Lines, has added a battery electric bus (BEB) to their fleet for the first time, taking delivery of the vehicle from long-time partner Volgren. The bus is a Volgren Optimus on a BYD D9RA chassis. Ventura’s Managing Director, Andrew Cornwall, said the decision to choose the combination came after [...]

Volgren hands over bus 882 from12-year supply agreement with Brisbane City Council

Last week, Volgren delivered the final bus of an agreement with Brisbane City Council that has lasted 12 years and incorporated almost 900 vehicles. The handover event featured the last of the locally built buses to leave the company’s Eagle Farm facility – the 882nd delivered to Council – as well as the very first [...]

New head of engineering at Volgren

Volgren has promoted Brenton McCallum to Engineering Manager after Joaquim Gomes went back to Brazil to  take up a new role as Engineering Manager at the Australian manufacturer’s parent company, Marcopolo, in Brazil. The change is part of a restructure of the engineering team that began at the start of the year with the appointment [...]

Ventura Bus Lines takes delivery of two Volgren-bodied Scania Hybrids

Melbourne-based Ventura Bus Lines today took delivery of the first two Scania Hybrid Euro 6 route buses fitted with locally-built Volgren bodies destined for suburban and outer metropolitan route duties. These are the first Scania Hybrid buses to be delivered to a Melbourne Metropolitan Contract Bus Operator, and will be substantially quieter and with less [...]

By | December 11th, 2020|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Uncategorized, Volgren|0 Comments

First Panel 3-compliant buses about to hit the streets of the Illawarra

The very first Transport for New South Wales Panel 3-compliant buses will take to the road this year. They will be operated not by a multinational transport business, but by Dion’s Bus Service, a family-owned company based in the Wollongong suburb of Fairy Meadow. Panel 3 of course, refers to Transport for New South Wales’ [...]

By | November 10th, 2020|Home Teaser, Media Release, News, Press Release, Uncategorized, Volgren|0 Comments

“There’s a lot of pride and satisfaction in what we do.”

Later this year, Peter Bromley will celebrate his 40th anniversary as a Volgren employee. In that time, he’s seen a lot and witnessed the company change dramatically. Peter came to Volgren as a first-class body maker – a professional vehicle manufacturer – and worked on VG06, the sixth bus ever made by Volgren. Since then [...]

VOLGREN ANNOUNCES ITS LARGEST EVER AUSTRALIAN BUS SUPPLY DEAL

Volgren, Australia’s largest bus body manufacturer, has signed the biggest bus supply deal in its four-decade history, extending its contract with Volvo and the Public Transport Authority (PTA) of Western Australia, the state’s government-run transport operator. Owned by Marcopolo SA, Volgren announced they would deliver up to 900 Transperth buses over a decade. The milestone [...]

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 [...]

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' https://www.busnews.com.au/industry-news/1806/50-new-volgren-bodied-hybrid-buses-for-melbourne-metro-cdc

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 [...]