Volgren reaches WA milestone

Volgren handed over its 1,000th bus built in Perth recently, 12 years after its Western Australia facility opened

Volgren reaches WA milestone
Volgren reaches WA milestone

July 20, 2011

Bus body builder Volgren reached a significant milestone for its Western Australia plant late last week reaching 1000 units built at its Malaga factory.

Volgren’s Managing Director Peter Dale says it was fitting that the 1000th bus was delivered to the company’s biggest WA customer, the Public Transport Authority.

"Volgren has been proud to partner with PTA for the past 12 years, and it is wonderful that our strong relationship is continuing," Dale says.

Dale says 811 buses built at Malaga had been delivered to the PTA, 50 to other WA purchasers and 139 buses had been sent interstate and overseas.

"This is a significant moment for Volgren and especially for the team here in Perth," he says.

"In addition to starting on our next 1,000 buses, this marks the fact we have some real business growth opportunities here in Perth."

Last year, the PTA announced that Volgren would continue to make its buses, after holding a tender.

The five-year contract with a five-year option involves Volgren bodies built on a Volvo chassis.

As part of the new arrangement, Volgren has expanded the after sales service facility, including the installation of a new paint booth.

"This new facility will provide a base for Volgren’s mobile field service technicians, provide a range of body maintenance and repairs and provide a local spare parts store and dispatch centre, to ensure our customers receive the highest quality after-sales service," Dale says.

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